Writing with Light

Quebec – The Old City

Project 52 Entry 32

Quebec City’s “old city” is a charming place full of heritage building, cobblestone walkways and quaint restaurants. Walking around really reminded me of being in Europe and of course with French being spoken around me this illusion wasn’t a far stretch.  It was a very cold day (did I mention that before) with a dull grey sky but as we were walking back to our hotel I had to stop and take this shot. I really liked the way these 2 buildings looked like they were intersecting from where I was standing. I converted this to B&W using Topaz B&W Effects and then used the local adjustment tool to bring back the color in the window trim.

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29 responses

  1. Wonderful leading line and the B&W choice helps convey the cold. Really like the color in the window frames. Well done (as usual) Edith.

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    January 13, 2012 at 7:28 am

  2. Beauty line and B&W treatment! The color inclusion is just enough! Well done!

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    January 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

  3. It does certainly look cold! B&W really works well for this scene Edith.

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    January 13, 2012 at 7:43 am

  4. Cindi

    Beautiful Edith, I really like the composition on this!

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    January 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

  5. Nice shot Edith! I’ve never been to Quebec, the closest I’ve ever gotten was Montreal.

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    January 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

  6. A beautiful capture of these buildings. Your point of view is very effective, here. And by the way, Montreal is on my list of places to go very soon.

    All the best from Santiago…

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    January 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

    • Thank you so much Andrew for your comments and for visiting my site. I do appreciate it.

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      January 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

  7. very cool Edith, great lines and like the use of the blue!

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    January 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

  8. Great image Edith, love the lines

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    January 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

  9. It’s great seeing all this black and white work in the last week or two on a number of blogs. It always helps to simplify an image, and remove distracting colour. Another bend that one wants to follow to – always helps to make a great composition. The green is a neat touch. Nice work, Edith

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    January 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  10. Great winter scene Edith, love the road leading into the image.

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    January 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  11. I have never been to Quebec but your photographs makes me want to go. I love the rich tones in the picture. And the little detail with colours in the window trims, brings life to the photo. Very well done – as always.

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    January 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  12. Beautiful job Edith. Love the B/W!

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    January 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

  13. Edith, I just love the leading line and the conversion! Nice job as always!

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    January 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

  14. It looks cold. I like the effect! Nice scene, Edith!

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    January 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  15. Beautiful, Edith! Love the tree behind the building.

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    January 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  16. Black and white works very well for this very cool scene Edith. Well done. I love the small “bendy” roads. They take me back to my time in Europe (????) years ago! 🙂 No…I’m not saying.

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    January 15, 2012 at 12:46 am

  17. Ditto what they all said!

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    January 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

  18. Beautiful, so beautiful. And also standing so impressive because of B&W… Thank you, with my love, nia

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    January 16, 2012 at 6:30 am

  19. Great POV, this really looks very nice in B&W. Well done, Edith!

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    January 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

  20. This is absolutely top drawer! LOVE the composition capturing the character of the city and it’s wondrous architecture, and the selective color in the window frames there is INCREDIBLE Edith! What a fabulous image!

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    January 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  21. Love the compo and the processing! But then again, you’re quite the master at perspective shots! The hint of colour in the window trims is beautiful!

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    January 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

  22. mikegothard

    I love this photo, Edith…three of my favorite things – snow, old, and b&w. Makes me want to be there 🙂

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

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  24. BoJo Photo

    Beautiful photo. I would love to experience it myself! Beautiful!!!

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    February 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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