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Weekly photo of 17 April 2016

This week it’s not a photo from the Natural world as usual, it’s a photo of humans. I took that photo of my 11 years old girl at the Rossetti store with Mr. Sean, her pointe shoes needed some adjustments before her next ballet lesson.I love that store, it has a lot of “cachet”, very photogenic (It’s on St-Denis street). I waited until my girl talked to Mr. Sean to explain where her shoes were hurting her. The first shots were OK but then i saw their reflections in the mirror and zoomed my lens to a wider setting and adjusted my composition.

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Canon 7D with my 10-18mm STM set at 11mm, ISO 800, 1/6 sec. at f/5.0, handheld with IS activated. 


Weekly photo of 28 March 2016

I went to the Omega Park with my wife and my 2 girls on Easter day, we like to visit that ZOO at least twice a year. It’s different than a regular ZOO, you drive your car in the forest while the animals are free to go where they want except some animals like the predators (wolves, bears, coyote and arctic foxes). The animals are very tame so you can get close to them in general, at around mid point during the visit you can stop and get out of your car and walk with the White-tailed Deer close to the road. Around my house it’s difficult to get close to a Deer to get a good photo even with a 400mm lens, so I decided to get a different view and used my 10-18mm zoom lens to show the Deer in it’s environment.

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Canon 7D with 10-18mm STM, at 15mm, f/7.1, handheld.


Weekly photo of 20 March 2016

This week the temperature was up and down, the morning I took that shot it was very foggy and the Old Canal was particularly interesting. I waited until the sunrise so i would be able to include it in my composition. I didn’t push the contrast too much during the processing since I wanted to keep the mood of that morning.

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Taken with my Canon 7D and 24mm STM, ISO 100 at f/10.


Weekly photo of 12 March 2016

Spring is coming and the Ice is melting on the lake, so I stopped on the shore of a lake to see if I could photograph something interesting. I found that ice pattern with an Eagle head that you can see in the upper right corner of the ice. I had to take the photo handheld at arms length, so I took short burst of 3 to 4 shots. When I took the photo I knew I wanted to convert it to B&W, I played with the curves and contrast as well as the dark slider in LR.

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Taken with my Canon 7D and 24mm STM, 1/25 sec. at f/9.0, ISO 800


Weekly photo of 28 February 2016

Just a teaser for you, more photos coming soon from our visit to the Butterflies in liberty at the Montreal’s Botanical garden. I went there with my family and my brother Dominic to take photos, it’s a great event that is fun for everyone !

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Rice Paper butterfly. Taken handheld with my Pentax K50 and Tamron 90mm Macro, 1/400 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 800.


Weekly photo of 21 February 2016

Friday morning on my way to work I stopped along a field with an old wooden fence covered with frosted vegetation and fog in the background. I used my Canon 10-18mm STM at 12mm to get a wider view.

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Weekly photo of 07 February 2016

It’s Ice fishing season here in Canada, not the greatest winter but we finally got enough ice thickness so that peoples can now put there ice fishing cabin out on the ice. I was too early (around sunrise), so nobody was fishing yet. I posted the B&W conversion because I felt it was better looking than the color version.

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Taken with my 7D and 24mm STM, ISO 125 at f/10, tripod