Project 365 – Day 355: McGill College Avenue looking all Christmassy

December 20 2012

I managed at last to go and get some shots of some of the office building Christmas decorations along McGill College avenue this evening.

Along with the lights on pretty much every tree along the avenue, many of the buildings have some nice decorations on display.

On this first image you can also see the reflection of the 1501 McGill College avenue tower that has the top pyramid styled structure illuminated in red and green festive colours.

Christmas decorations on McGill College Avenue

Christmas decorations on McGill College Avenue
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4 – 1.5 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Christmas decorations on McGill College Avenue

Christmas decorations on McGill College Avenue
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 0.7 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Christmas decorations on McGill College Avenue

Christmas decorations on McGill College Avenue
ISO 100 – 18mm – f3.5 – 1/3 sec

Snow flake street illuminations

Snow flake street illuminations
ISO 100 – 21mm – f3.8 – 1/8 sec

I wanted to get a shot of the illuminated line of trees in the center of the street. In order to have the car trail lights as well as the narrow depth of field to give some bokeh on the distant tree lights, I actually merged 2 images in PS Elements. The bokeh image was shot at f3.8 and 1/10 sec, while the car trail lights were captured at f19 and 3 secs.

Avenue McGill College Christmas lights

Avenue McGill College Christmas lights
ISO 100 – 21mm – f19 + f3.8 – 3 sec + 1/10 sec

The 1501 McGill College avenue tower has a nice big red bow over the doorway…

Giant Bow at 1501 McGill College ave

Giant Bow at 1501 McGill College ave
ISO 100 – 24mm – f3.8 – 1.5 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Although I’ve shot the PNB Paribas building and The Illuminated Crowd a number of time already, I had to grab a few more shots to include the Christmas decorations.

PNB Paribas building

PNB Paribas building
ISO 100 – 22mm – f3.8 – 1.5 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Illuminated Crowd

The Illuminated Crowd
ISO 100 – 18mm – f3.5 – 1.5 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Illuminated Crowd

The Illuminated Crowd
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4 – 1 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Looking down McGill College ave from McGill Campus

Looking down McGill College ave from McGill Campus
ISO 100 – 70mm – f8 – 0.7 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

15 cm of snow is in the forecast for tomorrow, so hopefully I will manage to get out and shoot some winter scenes.

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

 

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Project 365 – Day 355: McGill College Avenue looking all Christmassy

  1. This is one of the things I love about downtown Montreal during the holidays, it’s bursting with Christmas lights and decors which encourages everyone to be in festive spirits. Excellent photos!

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