Project 365 – Day 365: Montréal under snow

December 30 2012

Back to a snow buried Montreal after our short visit to Québec City. Montreal is still recovering from last Thursday’s record single day snow fall of 45 cm. It was a beautiful sunny winter day today but the strong wind gave a wind chill of minus 20 and caused blowing snow across the city. Not that pleasant to be walking around, but made for some nice photo’s.

So after brunching on avenue Duluth, we took a quick walk around the adjacent streets on the Plateau.

Blowing snow on rue Prince Arthur

Blowing snow on rue Prince Arthur
ISO 100 – 75mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

impressive snow bank on rue Prince Arthur

impressive snow bank on rue Prince Arthur
ISO 100 – 90mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

Blowing snow on rue Prince Arthur

Blowing snow on rue Prince Arthur
ISO 100 – 62mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

 

rue Prince Arthur

rue Prince Arthur
ISO 100 – 26mm – f4.8 – 1/250 sec

rue Prince Arthur

rue Prince Arthur
ISO 100 – 40mm – f4.8 – 1/750 sec

There were a lot of people on their way to enjoy some cross country skiing, although they could have skied from their front door😉

Useful mode of transport around town

Useful mode of transport around town
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.8 – 1/350 sec

 

Useful mode of transport around town

Useful mode of transport around town
ISO 100 – 20mm – f13 – 1/45 sec

Others had an even easier and fun way to get around town…

Best mode of transport

Best mode of transport
ISO 100 – 75mm – f16 – 1/90 sec

Cycling is probably not as fun…

Bicycle in the snow

Bicycle in the snow
ISO 100 – 16mm – f11 – 1/20 sec

Although you have to find your bike first !!!

Bicycle in the snow

Bicycle in the snow
ISO 100 – 70mm – f13 – 1/90 sec

The iconic Montreal staircases make for more shoveling after a heavy snow fall…

Plateau staircase under snow

Plateau staircase under snow
ISO 100 – 58mm – f5 – 1/60 sec

Plateau staircase under snow

Plateau staircase under snow
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.8 – 1/30 sec

Plateau staircase under snow

Plateau staircase under snow
ISO 100 – 13mm – f8 – 1/125 sec

I hope the folks living here have another entrance…

One way to deter burglary

One way to deter burglary
ISO 100 – 58mm – f5 – 1/60 sec

Snow filled alley

Snow filled alley
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.8 – 1/250 sec

Avenue Duluth

Avenue Duluth
ISO 100 – 70mm – f13 – 1/125 sec

Le Plateau under snow

Le Plateau under snow
ISO 100 – 70mm – f16 – 1/90 sec

rue Saint Urbain

rue Saint Urbain
ISO 100 – 105mm – f8 – 1/60 sec

Avenue du Parc

Avenue du Parc
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/1000 sec

They say that after 20cm of snow the cost for snow removal is around $17 million and takes on average 4 days. With 45cm to cart away, they are saying it will take about 10 days to clear all the streets.

Forecasting 10 days for snow removal

Forecasting 10 days for snow removal
ISO 100 – 18mm – f3.5 – 1/90 sec

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

 

Although today is day 365 of my 365 project, being a leap year I will be posting a bonus day of images tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

13 thoughts on “Project 365 – Day 365: Montréal under snow

  1. Belle série.

    Many months before I’ve told and ask you about the fact that I get myself inspired by some of your photographies to make paintings and drawings of my own.

    I’ve started with this one https://montrealinpictures.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/project-365-day-150-flash-flood-hits-downtown-montreal/150_365_may30-1/. I’m working on it and post it, step by step (almost in real time), on my blog http://pansolus.wordpress.com/.

    Have a nice day and thank you for the good work.

  2. I love your amazing pictures! I live in Arizona so…. not so much architecture or snow here! I’d love to visit Montreal, the architecture looks great. Thanks for sharing your work! If you don’t mind me asking, what camera and lens did you use to take these pictures with?

    • Thanks TinaMai, yep, I guess Arizona is quite different to Montreal – particularly this time of year😉

      I’m currently shooting with a Nikon D7000 and 3 lenses:
      AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 4.5-5.6G
      AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED
      Sigma10-20mm f4-5.6 DC

      I would love to have some faster glass, maybe treat myself with my first pay check from the new job😉

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