Project 365 – Day 297: capturing the final autumn colors

October 23 2012

It was a gorgeous day here in Montreal and what leaves are left on the trees were certainly looking good photography candidates. I actually was hoping to start shooting a small project I received that entails shooting street signs around town but given that the street signs will still be there tomorrow, but the leaves are disappearing quickly, I decided to prioritize in favor of shooting leaves.

Last days of Autumn on Parc Jeanne-Mance

Last days of Autumn on Parc Jeanne-Mance
ISO 100 – 24mm – f5.6 – 1/30 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

alley in colour on Le Plateau

alley in colour on Le Plateau
ISO 100 – 21mm – f4 – 1/20 sec

The colours were so vivid in this alley I tried a few more pulled zoom shots and was quite pleased how the following 2 shots came out.

Autumn zoom

Autumn zoom
ISO 100 – varied mm – f22 – 1/4 sec

Autumn zoom

Autumn zoom
ISO 100 – varied mm – f22 – 1/4 sec

Avenue Duluth

Avenue Duluth
ISO 100 – 35mm – f4.5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Plateau Balconies

Plateau Balconies
ISO 100 – 38mm – f4.5 – 1/10 sec

Although it was only supposed to be 12 degrees out today,in the sun it felt a lot warmer and there were quite a few enjoying a drink in the afternoon sun on terraces along rue Saint Denis.

rue Saint Denis

rue Saint Denis
ISO 100 – 32mm – f4.2 – 1/45 sec

The lower part of Mount Royal is now almost bare of foliage and looks very different to even just a few days ago.

Autumn nears the end on Mount Royal

Autumn nears the end on Mount Royal
ISO 400 – 35mm – f4.5 – 1/30 sec

View toward Montreal East and the South Shore

View toward Montreal East and the South Shore
ISO 100 – 42mm – f4.8 – 1/350 sec

View to the North East of Montreal

View to the North East of Montreal
ISO 100 – 35mm – f9.5 – 1/30 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Since I was still on the mountain and it was nearing sunset time, I headed over to the cliff over looking the Camillien Houde that offers a good vantage point for shooting sunsets. I found another advantage of shooting here is the fence provides a good camera support in lieu of a tripod (which I didn’t have with me today since I was only meant to have been shooting street signs).

Saint Joseph's Oratory at sunset

Saint Joseph’s Oratory at sunset
ISO 100 – 250mm – f5.6 – 1/125 sec

Montreal sunset over University de Montreal

Montreal sunset over University de Montreal
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/180 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Although I’ve been on Mount Royal quite a bit recently, I hadn’t been near the cross for a long time and I was pleased to see that the base is currently being renovated. Although I took quite a few pictures, I want to revisit to take some more, but here is a little teaser of the work being done.

Mount Royal cross renovation

Mount Royal cross renovation
ISO 100 – 10mm – f8 – 1/20 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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One thought on “Project 365 – Day 297: capturing the final autumn colors

  1. Pingback: Project 365 – Day 303: The Mount Royal Cross receives a new base « Montreal in Pictures

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