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  • Montreal Residency – Day 18

    Not far from where we are staying in Montreal, is Mount Royal, the large volcanic mountain (hill) created some 125  million years ago.  The mountain park, from which Montreal took its name, is a beautiful place to visit, especially at this time of the year. Two days ago, we walked to the ‘lookout’ and then back […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 17

    What a wonderful and inspirational day yesterday was. Ann Pearson, a senior member of the Montreal Camera Club and organizer of my presentation at the club last fall, invited me to share a day of photography in her home city. Ann wanted to take me to a place where she felt we could experiment, innovate, […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 16

    It poured rain yesterday so Rita and I went to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. How inspirational is that! I have all sorts of new ideas! Here are a few murals I photographed on a short walk along  Saint Laurent Street two days ago. What a great and fascinating street! Just for fun, I’ll […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 15

    I walked along Sherbrooke Street, photographing as I went, but when I reached the corner at Crescent Street, I stopped. There just seemed so many artistic possibilities there. Below are three representational images of the beauty in the lines, shapes, and colours I saw there. Following those images are three more where I attempted to […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 14

    It’s hard to believe, but half of the month has flown by and I feel I’m just getting going! There are so many places I haven’t even seen yet. I think my plan was to photograph a very few select areas in depth, but I find myself wanting to explore and photograph more and more […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 12

    Yesterday was a special day, so I took the day off work and Rita and I went to Les Grands Ballets at the Place Des Arts, the largest cultural and artistic complex in Canada. The performance was Carmina Burana; the composer was Carl Orff (1895-1982) and the choreographer was Edward Clug. Carmina Burana, his latest […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day10

    On day-10,  Sylvia Rourke, friend and member of the Montreal Camera Club, very kindly took me for a drive to shoot some of the areas that are more difficult to get to via the Metro. We visited Jacques Cartier Bridge, Isle Saint Helene (where I had a job at Expo 67!), Habitat, the neighbourhood of […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 9

    On Day-9 Rita and I strolled down to Old Montreal in the early evening. We explored streets and shops, had our culturally-rich pub experience to enjoy a local brew, and then caught blue-hour before heading home. All images were made using an Impressionist shooting style. Another great day! Entering Place des Armes Corner shop. Old […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 8

    Today I spent a little time exploring Place des Arts, Montreal’s preforming arts centre. It took me a couple of hours just to walk around the complex; an amazing venue. Rita and I also went down in the evening to see the area at night. Here are a few images I made; all hand held […]