Architecture

Doorways (Two Photographs)

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Doorways can often be interesting subjects and I certainly took a lot of them in Montreal. Luminar has enabled me to get quite a bit of detail out of the photographs with its masks and neutral density filters to get just the look I wanted.


City in Black and White (Two Photographs)

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Both of these were taken in Montreal – the first is the new university library and the second some houses in the Plateau District. With Luminar most of the features of the black and white processing software Tonality CK are there. The excellent presets have been recreated and are free for download. Black and White conversion is not difficult but you do need to think about contrast and colour filters to get just the right range of tones and Luminar has those tools.


Shops (Two Photographs)

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Taken like the previous posts this week in Montreal. This time just a bit off “The Main” (St. Laurent Boulevard) but in the same neighbourhood, one very much in flux and increasingly popular. I keep saying I will do another part of Montreal, but this area is like a magnet.


Doorways (Two Photographs)

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Both taken in Montreal. Pulling out detail and using contrast has made these photos a bit gritty, reflecting how I remember the scene and neighbourhood. Once again hard to find straight lines for some shots like these.

P. S. Today is the start of the eighth year of this blog!


Waldman’s (Two Photographs)

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Waldman’s used to be a huge seafood retailer. The place to buy fish. But a lot has changed on the Main in Montreal. Still the shop has its own character, especially in Black and White. I think colour can overwhelm a photograph and hide some of the finer things that give scenes character.

 


Architecture (Three Photographs)

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Photographs like these give me an opportunity to bring out detail, working with shadows and light. The subject may be static but you get to choose the direction from which to shoot, and that makes all the difference. These photos were taken in Montreal.


Why? (Three Photographs)

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I was in a camera store chatting with some friends in front of and behind the counter. Beside us a man was showing off some photographs to another person. We overheard “why did you take that? Which sort of stopped the conversation I was part of. There was no reply as the man moved onto another photograph. In my view that is the kind of question a teacher asks a student. Most of us take photographs of things that interest us and that should be obvious. There are better questions to ask.