Posts tagged “Urban Landscape

A Restaurant (Two Photographs)

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I was trying to use Luminar 2018 for B&W as well as HDR Pro in Photoshop at 32 bit. The results are not bad for black and white photos and it may be a process I will use again.  Skylum is putting all of its efforts into Luminar. Noiseless, Tonality and Intensity CK, programs I use on a daily basis, are now legacy programs not to be updated. Noise reduction in Luminar appears no different than Lightoom and there is no replacement for the filters I use in Intensity CK . So I am trying out all of Luminar’s tricks before even thinking about looking for an alternative.


Chairs

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This is part of an art installation on a major shopping street just a bit above where the busy shops are found. They are functional as well as art (though being metal I guess they would be very hot or very cold in our weather). I thought I’d add a bit of my own style to a part of the scene.


More of Montreal (Three Photographs)

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There are parts of Montreal where everything is covered in street art or graffiti. I haven’t the slightest idea what is behind the doors, nor for that matter do I understand the writing in the graffiti. I found the colour overwhelming, so I did these in black and white, which I think gives a better idea of the details.


Stairs and Doors (Three Photographs)

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Montreal has a thing for wonky stairs and doors, making for a lot of great photography opportunities. In the first shot you are looking through a spiral staircase, in the second you see a traditional set of stairs leading to the upper story apartments. In the final colour shot you can see two homes were merged and this lead to an interesting adjustment to the door.


Montreal Doors and Street Photography (Three Photographs)

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Quebec has strict laws on photography and privacy. You can’t photograph people without permission unless they are a very minor and unimportant element of the photograph. I am sure not everyone in Quebec would know the law or wish to enforce it but it’s not worth the trouble to mess with local laws. So in Montreal I have basically stuck to photographing the urban environment and enjoying myself. I’ll be going back for more and shooting in another neighborhood as soon as I can.


Montreal Doorways (Three Photographs)


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Doors are endlessly fascinating and I note a number of groups on the internet share photos of doors on a regular basis. I like the way doors age, break up the geometry and are slightly mysteriouswhen one tries to guess what is just beyond them.


Montreal Windows (Three Photographs)

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Even with a 16mm lens it was hard to get a straight shot at these windows. Montreal is full of small details worthy of a photograph or two. My wife and I based ourselves on the Main (St. Laurent Boulevard) and worked the streets and alley ways in an area we had not looked at in a while. We will have to go back.