The lights from the village and passing boats make Lake Como shimmer and shine at night.
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On another note I wanted to share with you a couple of discount codes. Ian Plant has revamped his Dreamscapes store and is offering 15% off all products until the end of August. You can visit the new store here. The 15% discount code is NEWSTORE.
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This wasn’t exactly what I had planned to post today. On Saturday evening I assisted a photographer friend of mine who was shooting a Bar Mitzvah. The event took place at Casa Loma which is a spectacular venue. I’ve never been to an evening affair there but I have visited a couple of times during the day. I was taken aback by the beautiful view of the city from the terraces. The doors to the terrace were locked but I simply couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by. I asked one of the venue staff (in my sweetest voice of course) if she could unlock the doors just for a few minutes later in the evening so that I could photographer the view. At first I was told “no!” I was shocked…since I did ask in the nicest possible manner 🙂 As luck would have it about a half hour later with all the guests eating dinner they opened up access to the terrace for about 5 minutes. So with limited time I mounted my DSLR unto a tripod. Knowing I didn’t have time for too long an exposure I set the ISO to 800 and took 2 shots.
I present to you the view from Casa Loma.
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This walkway takes you from the main entrance of the Chateau Frontenac to the street. While my family was nice and toasty in our hotel room, I the intrepid photographer braved the cold and wind to get the ultimate shot!! Oh who am I kidding I lasted less the 10 mins before I couldn’t feel my fingers. I was able to get a few brackets of this scene before I headed in.
Project 52 Entry #28
We were in Montreal this past weekend for my son’s hockey tournament and stayed downtown at the Chateau Champlain. In anticipation of our weekend getaway I decided to rent a fisheye lens which I’ve always wanted to try out. This is the view of downtown from our hotel room. The Fisheye was the Canon 15mm…let me know what you think.
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