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Old August 9th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #21
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Last snap from Quebec City - start with going off to Montreal tomorrow!

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Old August 9th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #22
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Old August 9th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #23
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that was a VERY cool shot. Great use of focus.

I'd suggest you put it in the photo contest, but there will be a troupe of people complaining that the picture is out of focus!
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Old August 11th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #24
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Thanks guys - TB, I would enter it in the contest, but it doesn't match the caliber of a lot of shots there. Maybe if I ever click a gem of a shot, then I can send it in (doubtful).

Off to Montreal!

We were greeted in Place D'armes by Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, the founder of Ville-Marie, which developed into Montreal.

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The biggest eye-catcher in Place D'armes is the fantastic Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal. Pictures of the interior will go up later.

The Basilica is built in the Gothic Revival style, and the architect, James O'Donnell, a Protestant, converted to Catholicism in order to be buried within his masterpieces' crypt. The interior took much longer to build than the exterior.

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Here is the exterior:

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The towers were added to the basilica afterwards:

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Tomorrow, we will cover some streets of Montreal

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Old August 12th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #25
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Hello Maitreya can i put some photos of Mtl too?

ok, im gonna put just one ok.


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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #26
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Great pics bro!
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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #27
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Great photos, you reflect the architecture very well.. beautiful!
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Old August 13th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #28
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Here we are on some of the major tourist streets in the city. This was when I was heading from Basilisque Notre Dame towards Place Jacques-Cartier

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That's it for now!
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Old August 14th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #29
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^wauw, nice photos.

keep going.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #30
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Maitreya - these are fantastic. However, I'm wondering what camera and settings you are using? There is a lot of ISO noise on some of the pictures where it does not seem necessary; I'm not sure if it is the effect you're going for, but it's really a LOT of ISO noise... also, a lot of unnecessarily blown highlights. From the quality of the camera otherwise (I'm guessing you shoot RAW), I wonder if you could pull a bit more detail out. Some shots, like your arch shot could use multiple exposures and blending to kill the noise. Your pictures have very good to excellent framing.

Please do not take this as criticism because your shots are better than the vast majority of urban shots. I would never offer criticism if they weren't so very nice indeed.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #31
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Maitreya - these are fantastic. However, I'm wondering what camera and settings you are using? There is a lot of ISO noise on some of the pictures where it does not seem necessary;
I'm using a (relatively dated) 6 MP Canon digital camera...I'm really just starting to get into photography and I'm experimenting...I agree with you. Most of my shots have a high degree of pixel fluctuation, that is because of the experimenting, again. I want to buy a DSLR, but first I want to learn about proper photography. These are really just a bunch of shots I tried to experiment with effects etc. to see how they'd look.

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Some shots, like your arch shot could use multiple exposures and blending to kill the noise.
I really haven't even tried experimenting with it, because I have a digital. I have a lot to learn about photography, I really have just started.

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Please do not take this as criticism because your shots are better than the vast majority of urban shots. I would never offer criticism if they weren't so very nice indeed.
Thanks! May I PM you for some photography introduction and help?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #32
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Some pictures of Notre Dame de Bon Secours in Montreal

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and one of the streets just for fun

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Old August 17th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #33
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For someone who has just started at photography, you are doing an AMAZING job! Obviously you have a knack for it!
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 06:22 AM   #34
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Thanks TB!

I was camping on Georgian Bay for the week, so no pictures went up for a while. New pictures tomorrow though!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #35
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nigel, you actaully suprise me on so many levels

all your shots captivate all sorts of different features that normally wouldn't stand out in a regular picture

keep it up!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #36
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It doesn't matter what the sign says. If it's red and shaped like a hexagon that is all that anyone needs to know. Lovely photos of Canada's urban gems.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #37
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nigel, you actaully suprise me on so many levels

all your shots captivate all sorts of different features that normally wouldn't stand out in a regular picture

keep it up!
Hey, buddy, thanks! You gotta start posting more, y'know...you're a pretty good photographer

Anyway, some more pictures from Montreal

an ambrotype of Marche Bon Secours, I really like the ambrotype, and it fits with a lot of the stuff I click a lot more than a full-blown daguerrotype-style shot

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Centre d'histoire de Montreal

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Hotel de Ville (City Hall) de Montreal in Place Jacques Cartier...significant ISO noise on this one. Enjoy the pixel fluctuations folks.

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Old August 25th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #38
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The great cathedral of Notre Dame de Montreal. One of the best interiors I have ever seen.

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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #39
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Great photos. Very Catholic.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #40
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Today's picture, the Crucifix in Notre Dame

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