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  • Montreal Residency – Day 23

    This is my last blog post from Montreal. I came to photographically capture the essence of one of the world’s great cities at a moment in time; also at a moment in my own life. It’s been a blast! From a social perspective, Rita and I so enjoyed Montreal. We explored both together and independently; […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 22

    Multiple Perspective Photography Walking along Saint Laurent Boulevard in the multi-cultural ‘Le Plateau’ area of Montreal, I was struck by the emotional and physical complexities of urban life compared to the seemingly simpler life and landscape of my rural home in BC. Vehicle traffic of every kind; cars, trucks, emergency vehicles, hybrid bicycles and scooters, […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 21

    As I am not out creating new imagery today, here is a selection of images  made throughout the month here in Montreal. Enjoy! Expressionist image of Montreal from the area of Place des Arts. Impressionist interpretation of students entering McGill University with the fall colours of  Mount Royal in the background. Jean Talon Market – […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 20

    Today was election day. I spent half the day in bed, still trying to get over my flu bug, but there was to be no sleeping in during the afternoon! It was Presentation Day for Rita and I; we were to make a presentation to the Lakeshore Camera Club at 8pm. Frances Cable of the […]

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  • Montreal Residency – Day 19

    Down but not out! I came down with flu bug of some kind which laid me up for a couple of days. Just before that happened, however, I went for a walk along the old port of Montreal, trying to get some sort of perspective on the iconic Silo #5. Here are a few images […]

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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 […]