A night in the old port of Montréal

A silhouetted self-portrait in the Old Port, Vieux-Port, of Montréal in Québec, Canada.

Following the enjoyment of watching the fiery, hazy spell cast by la Joute fountain in front of the Palais des congrès, I continued on to the old port.  This area is the historical heart of Montréal and one I had not spent time exploring before.  Restaurants and cafes were winding down for the night as I walked past and people were making their way home.  That left the cobblestone streets, lined with some of the oldest buildings in Canada, to me and the occasional group of merrymakers and travelers.  I played with some long exposures, stepping into a few of those frames, and some motion blurs (images of the Ferris wheel on the waterfront from that night can be seen here).  I ended up getting pretty tired towards the early morning so  that impacted the photographing a bit but I’m glad I had time to have a look around.  I’m excited to get back there again in a couple of weeks.  Hopefully with more time and during daylight too!

9 responses

  1. Wow, those are really some great shots.. Your work is such an inspiration…

    June 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm

  2. Pingback: Passing through Montréal… again | Christopher Martin Photography

  3. Wonderful photos. I like your blog.

    June 23, 2018 at 8:19 am

  4. I wasn’t finished. I like the light shining through your bent arm and the telephone booth with lit objects in the distance. It is not often that you see phone booths anymore. All are intriguing.

    June 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    • Thank you Jane. It was a nice bit of luck – sandwiched between a bunch of tries to get something that looked interesting with the night lighting.

      June 30, 2018 at 10:25 am

  5. I love those tulips, just the right amount of light on them, in my opinion.

    June 21, 2018 at 7:17 pm

  6. Wonderful photos. You really captured a mood.
    Alison

    June 21, 2018 at 7:12 pm

  7. Anonymous

    Fantastic….brought back wonderful memories of a very special city

    June 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

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