Project 365 – Day 284: A wet Old Montreal

October 10 2012

The good weather was too good to last and today was overcast and started raining in the afternoon…just as I headed out the door to go get a few shots for the day.

I didn’t have any pre-conceived thoughts on what to shoot today, so headed down to Old Montreal. Who knows, I could have seen the lost Beluga whale that has been sighted in the Saint Lawrence outside Old Montreal. This would be the first time a whale has wandered so far south down the river. Authorities believe it is either a youngster that is lost or an adult that is unwell. Whichever, hopefully he/she will find its way back toward the ocean and salt water.

Not surprisingly, I didn’t see any sign of the Beluga. I did see a lot of seagulls though…

Birds circling overhead in Old Montreal

Birds circling overhead in Old Montreal
ISO 400 – 90mm – f5.6 – 1/350 sec

Birds checking their reflections

Birds checking their reflections
ISO 400 – 80mm – f5.3 – 1/180 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Thankfully the rain wasn’t too heavy and I managed to get a few dull autumn shots of the Montreal skyline and Bonsecours Market.

Montreal skyline with grain elevator

Montreal skyline with grain elevator
ISO 400 – 38mm – f4.5 – 1/180 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline

Montreal skyline
ISO 400 – 24mm – f4 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Basin Bonsecours in autumn

Basin Bonsecours in autumn
ISO 400 – 40mm – f4.5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Bonsecours Market in autumn

Bonsecours Market in autumn
ISO400 – 58mm – f5 – 1/90 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Montreal skyline from basin Bonsecours

Montreal skyline from basin Bonsecours
ISO 400 – 18mm – f4 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Just as I got to rue Saint Paul the rain began to come down quite heavily, but the dark sky and street and store lights made it worth getting a little to grab a few last shots for the day.

Rue Saint Paul in the rain

Rue Saint Paul in the rain
ISO 400 – 24mm – f4 – 1/20 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Saint Vincent and la Sauvagine restaurant

rue Saint Vincent and la Sauvagine restaurant
ISO 400 – 18mm – f4 – 1/60 sec

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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