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Horsing Around in Old Montreal

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. With all the snow and wintery conditions in Europe this past weekend I’m a little hesitant to tell you that it was very Spring like in Toronto yesterday. So much so that I headed down to the Lakeshore yesterday for some sunset shots. I’m working on processing them and will share a little later in the week.

In the mean time I was going back through my archives and I was surprised that I hadn’t posted this shot. I shot this last August while strolling through Old Montreal.

Old Montreal, which is located along the St. Lawrence River is the oldest area in the City of Montreal, dating back to New France in the mid-1600s. In 1964 it was declared a historic district by the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec.

Today its cobblestoned streets are lined with galleries and restaurants and in the summer it comes alive with street performers. If you didn’t know any better you’d think you were walking through a small town in Europe.

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36 responses

  1. Wonderful shot, Edith! Love the treatment!

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    February 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

  2. This is an excellent reason to look through the older images Edith. Great composition, details and textures. I really like the selective color too.

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

  3. Wonderful shot. I love the red. Beautiful composition.

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

  4. Excellent shot Edith! Great use of selective color :)

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

  5. What a great scene, Edith! Love the processing on this. The SC works quite well. :-)

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

  6. I dig this. That horse looks so….bored.

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    February 6, 2012 at 9:43 am

  7. Very cool selective coloring. I dig it!

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    February 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

  8. Beautiful touch of color.

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    February 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  9. Clever use of the selective color, Edith. The red in the fire hydrant and rope really offset what looks to be an old postcard really well. You have also caught the perfect moment with the horse’s head turned.

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    February 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  10. I like your use of selective color. Works really well in this scene.

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    February 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm

  11. Love the B&W here Edith, awesome use of SC as well!

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  12. I love it so muchi Thank you dear Edith levy, with my love, nia

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  13. great use of SC Edith, wonderful shot and I love Old Montreal!!

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  14. Nice details and contrast in this shot.

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  15. Love the use of selective color.

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  16. Wow! What a beautiful photo with a touch of color that I didn’t notice at first. Lovely image!

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm

  17. Beautiful shot Edith! Great capture!

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  18. Edith, I dig the selective color here!! Well done!

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    February 7, 2012 at 7:03 am

  19. I just was up in Montreal last month to take photos and meet up with my friend and fellow photographer Ken Kaminesky (if you haven’t already Google him to be amazed). I havn’t posted any of my shots from the trip yet, but I did post a quick and informal interview with Ken about “When to shoot HDR” while we had dinner at Taverne Gaspar in Old Montreal. I’ve linked to the post if you’re interested.
    Great shots and I’m glad I found your site! Looking forward to more photos from you in the future.

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    February 7, 2012 at 11:49 am

    • Hi andrew…thanks so much for stopping by. I actually did see your interview with Ken and it was terrific. Loved your site.

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      February 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

  20. Very nice Edith. Your selective use of color does not distract from the composition but adds just enough contrasting tonality to make the shot interesting. Well done!

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    February 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  21. Very nice Edith. Looks great with the selective color processing.

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    February 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  22. A strong picture, with so many details, so many shades of greys. The selective colouring is well done, but what I really like is that you didn’t only colour the fire hydrant but also the leash. That is an important detail. The picture looks like taken during another time period. Well done!

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    February 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

  23. Awww, this is so sweet! I love the position of the horse, the detail in the carriage, the architecture in the background and the added touch of selective colour. Nicely done Edith!

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    February 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  24. Wonderful images Edith! I really like the SC. Great job!

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    February 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

  25. Amazing treatment

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    February 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

  26. Nice work Here Edith, well done

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    February 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  27. Very cool photo Edith and your processing made it even more fun!

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    February 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  28. Oh, Edith, this is absolutely wonderful my friend!! Love your processing on this one, it’s so sympathetic to your subject! Fabulous!!!

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    February 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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