Project 365 – Day 311: Place Ville Marie Christmas lights

November 6 2012

It still seems rather early to be photographing Christmas tree lights, but since they have now erected the annual festive decoration at Place Ville Marie and turned the lights on, I was keen to see what varied shots I could pull off.

The Place Ville Marie Christmas tree has been an annual tradition since 1962 when PVM first opened its doors. Made in New York, the tree stands 63 feet high, 26 feet in diameter at the base and is decorated with 13,000 lights…glad I’m not the one having to untangle that lot and find the faulty bulb preventing all the lights from working.

Avenue McGill College from PVM

Avenue McGill College from PVM
ISO 100 – 140mm – f4.8 – 1/10 sec

PVM Christmas tree lights from McGill University

PVM Christmas tree lights from McGill University
ISO 800 – 135mm – f4.8 – 1/60 sec

Christmas Tree at Place Ville Marie

Christmas Tree at Place Ville Marie
ISO 500 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/15 sec

PVM Christmas tree

PVM Christmas tree
ISO 800 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/60 sec

PVM Christmas tree lights

PVM Christmas tree lights
ISO 800 – 14mm – f4.8 – 1/8 sec

PVM Christmas Tree lights with Bokeh

PVM Christmas Tree lights with Bokeh
ISO 100 – 180mm – f9.5 – 0.5 sec

PVM Christmas Tree lights with Bokeh

PVM Christmas Tree lights with Bokeh
ISO 100 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/30 sec

Pulled zoom shot of PVM christmas lights

Pulled zoom shot of PVM christmas lights
ISO 100 – varied mm – f9.5 – 0.5 sec

PVM Christmas tree

PVM Christmas tree
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 0.7 sec

Artsy PVM Christmas tree

Artsy PVM Christmas tree
ISO 100 – 75mm – f4.5 – 1/3 sec

Feminine Landscape sculpture fountain

Feminine Landscape sculpture fountain
ISO 2000 – 280mm – f5.6 – 1/45 sec

PVM Christmas tree

PVM Christmas tree
ISO 250 – 11mm – f5.6 – 1/10 sec

Something I wanted to try was shooting upward from inside the tree. I didn’t see any security around (I guess if they were, I would have been quickly told to leave), so I managed to grab a few shots laying on my back in the center of the tree.

Inside the PVM Christmas tree

Inside the PVM Christmas tree
ISO 1000 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/60 sec

Inside the PVM Christmas tree

Inside the PVM Christmas tree
ISO 1000 – 10mm – f4 – 1/90 sec

Inside the PVM Christmas tree

Inside the PVM Christmas tree
ISO 125 – 10mm – f5.6 – 1/6 sec

I’m now waiting for a big snow storm when I will re-visit for some more pics and a more festive looking scene.

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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