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Kingston Downtown Waterfront

Kingston Downtown Waterfront

Here’s a few images I shot at about 1:00 in the afternoon.

This time of day is not the best for photography with very hard contrasty light but it’s usually the time of day when most of us tourists are snapping photos. I have a couple of techniques to help mitigate hard light issue.

First, shoot in raw this will increase your dynamic range and give you the ability to pull some detail out of the shadows or highlights depending on how you meter your shots.

Second, I think the main thing to remember is that it’s high noon and the shot should look contrasty. So don’t sweat it get as much detail as you can but adjust your tone curve so the shot looks appropriate for the time of day.

Lastly you can try HDR but in my opinion you really have to tone it down and not make look to HDRish if you know what I mean.

The first image is a HDR conversion the rest are regular exposures with my normal processing.

Kingston Downtown HDR

Kingston Downtown

Kingston Downtown

Kingston Downtown

Kingston Downtown

Glenora Ferry to Picton Ontario

Glenora Ferry to Picton Ontario
Taking the early morning ferry to Picton Ontario.
Visiting my sister and her family they live in what I would call paradise or the closest thing to it in Ontario.

The link below will take you to the Ontario ministry of transport web page. Where you will find all the information you will need on the Kinston area ferry system.

Kingston Area Ferry Information

Here’s a few images of the ferry crossing there will be more of the town itself later next week.

Glenora Ferry to Picton ,Ontario

Glenora Ferry to Picton ,Ontario

Glenora Ferry to Picton ,Ontario

Glenora Ferry to Picton ,Ontario

Glenora ferry Picton landing

Sara - Nice photos! Do you mind sharing what you are shooting with?

kev - Hi Sara, thanks!
These shots were taken with a canon 5d mk2 and a 16-35mm 2.8 lenses.
I’ll be going back and forth from Montreal to Picton area all summer so there will
be a lot more images in the coming weeks and months.

Thanks again and please feel free to pick my brain with questions on equipment or processing.
I really enjoy helping photographers get the most out their photography.

Tony - Hi, how long was the ferry ride from Kingston to picton?

Thanks
Tony

kev - Hi Tony, The actual crossing is only about 10 minutes.

J.Bartlett receiving wings

I had the pleasure of photographing my nephew Johnathan Bartlett receiving his paratrooper wings for successfully completing his jump school training.

John is a member of the 851 Prince Edward Squadron Picton and we are all very proud of him.

Congratulations John

J.Barlett receiving wings ceremony

J.Barlett receiving wings ceremony

J.Barlett receiving wings ceremony

J.Barlett receiving wings ceremony

Ile des Moulins – Terrebonne,Quebec

Ile des Moulins – Terrebonne,Quebec

Here’s a couple of shots I did last week. The first one I was using a 3 stop neutral density filter at 12:00 noon.
The second was shot just before dawn, I think it was a 8 to 10 second exposure.

I’ll will add some more images of the area it is quite beautiful and has some very nice restaurants and bistros in the old section of town similar to Old Montreal.

Ile des Moulins Terrebonne, Quebec

Ile des Moulins Terrebonne, Quebec

Rene Levesque and Peel-Predawn

Rene Levesque and Peel-Predawn

Here’s some shots of Rene Levesque and Peel just before sunrise. These shots range between 10 and 15 seconds and where a lot of fun to shoot. As you can see the sunrise happens fairly quickly. In the 30-40 minutes it took too shoot the dozen images I shot the color temperature of the sky changed a lot. These were all shot on a tripod using mirror lock-up with a cable release.

Rene Levesque and Peel 1

Rene Levesque and Peel

Rene Levesque and Peel 3

madeleine - what camera do you use?
thanks

kev - Hi Madeleine,
I’m a canon shooter,these images were shot with a canon 5D MK2 with a 16-35mm lens.
My camera setting were shutter speed 30 seconds, aperture f/11, iso 50.
If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Catharina Kremer - I really like your photos! Especially the HDR and night ones. I personally have a Canon EOS 1000D and I would love to know how i can take the night pictures with my camera. Should I just use the same settings as you did or is it different?

kev - Hi Catharina,
The settings I used for these shots would be a good place to start. Basically what I did was set my iso as low as possible because long shutter speeds tend to heat up the sensor, which can add noise to the image. Set the shutter speed to between 20 and 30 seconds to get the light trails from the passing vehicles. Use the aperture to dial in the exposure. I also used a tripod and a remote release and I shoot in raw. I hope this helps, as always if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Old Montreal Architecture

I thought it would be fun to create a post on Old Montreal architecture.

Here’s a couple from my archives and I will be adding images to this post in the future.

Old Montreal Facade Architecture 2

The image below is a view of Rue Sainte-Hélene, the lamp post in the foreground is actually the front door of the Gault Hotel a very nice boutique style hotel.

Old Montreal Facade Architecture

I found an image of the Gault Hotel and thought I would include it in this post. I don’t do a lot of black and white conversions but, it seemed to work well with this shot.

Gault Hotel Montreal

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