Writing with Light

Old Montreal at Night

Yes I know it’s been quite sometime since I’ve published a post. First of all thank you to all who emailed me with concern, asking where I am and if everything is ok. Yes all is well. I’ve taken on a new expanded role at work and have been doing some business travel which has taken up a lot of my time. As much as I hated to do it, my photography and my blog had to take a back seat for a couple of months while I emeressed myself in my new role at work and learned the ropes.

It’s interesting though the guilt I felt the first couple of weeks of not blogging. I would arrive home fully expecting to sit down at the computer in the evening and crank out a post but then there was other “work” to finish and before I knew it midnight rolled around. I finally decided that a half-hearted post wouldn’t do and I would give myself permission to take some time off from blogging.

So here I am back again. I can’t promise I’ll be as regular with my posts as I had been, at least not for the short-term but I will certainly try to post semi-regularly.

I also haven’t done much travelling this summer but we did manage to go to Montreal for a weekend to visit family. Family visits are great but it’s always a bit tough to eek out some time for photography. We did manage to go out to Old Montreal one evening and I did bring my tripod and gear with me for a few shots.

Old Montreal is beautiful at any time of year but in the summer its bustling with people. Street performers are out, people are walking through the cobblestone roads or sitting at an outdoor Cafe enjoying the evening. Of course at night the star attraction is the lights which brings the buildings and streets to life.

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Old Montreal, Quebec, night photography, lights, buildings, historic

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27 responses

  1. Welcome back!

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    August 31, 2015 at 7:29 am

  2. It is beautiful Edith! Sounds like you’re enjoying the challenge of your new role, a balance sometimes takes a while to settles.. 🙂

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    August 31, 2015 at 7:53 am

    • It certainly does Adrian and thank you for that. My husband says I beat myself up to much at times.

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      August 31, 2015 at 8:59 am

  3. Hi Edith, this picture is absolutely amazing! Nice that you’re back!

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    August 31, 2015 at 8:16 am

  4. Amazing captured – glad you are back again, Edith… 🙂

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    August 31, 2015 at 8:17 am

  5. Sue

    Welcome back, Edith! Hope you get the Work – Life balance sorted before too long! 🙂

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    August 31, 2015 at 8:46 am

  6. Great shot, old Montreal is just a beautiful place to take your time and stroll around.

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    August 31, 2015 at 8:59 pm

  7. So good to see you back! The image is wonderful as always!

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    August 31, 2015 at 10:23 pm

  8. I missed you, too! Now I enjoy your beautiful impressions of old Montreal. Isn’t it funny, but I’m in a similar situation – a new job and the days are running like Speedy Gonzales ….

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    September 1, 2015 at 2:59 am

  9. Good luck with the new job; glad to see your post.

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    September 1, 2015 at 9:07 am

  10. I so want to go here!!!

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    September 1, 2015 at 11:20 am

  11. The great return ! 🙂

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    September 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

  12. Len

    Beautiful shot Edith. There was a reason that I didn’t start a blog before early retirement and it is for the reasons you stated. Glad to see you are back if only in a limited role.

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    September 2, 2015 at 6:22 am

  13. LB

    Hello Edith,
    For all of the time that you are spending with work, I am very much hoping that you are enjoying the challenge.
    The image is wonderful, as always, and I look forward to seeing your work whenever you have time to post!

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    September 6, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    • Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I am enjoying the new challenge. Sometimes you just have to mix things up a bit.

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      September 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

  14. Very nice scene Edith, the colors, the framing, all good!

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    September 8, 2015 at 5:32 pm

  15. I love those colors and the character of the city you’ve captured in this shot, Edith! Wonderful photo, my friend!

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    September 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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