Amusement park La Ronde is one of the most popular and busiest spots in Montreal in summer. It is located on Saint Helen’s Island in the middle of Saint Lawrence river. It is also famous for being home of international fireworks competition - L’International des Feux.
I am not a big fan of thrill rides but I love La Ronde for being interesting photography subject with lots of colors and lots of textures. I had idea for this shot for some time but was too lazy to climb Jacques Cartier Bridge from the city. But with appearance of rental Bixi bikes in Montreal I had no excuse. I rented Bixi in Old Montreal and biked over the bridge all the way to Saint Helen’s Island.
This photo has so many details, you can even see Olympic Stadium in the background. It is better to view it at full size.
I took 3 hand-held bracketed shots and processed them as HDR (High Dynamic Range) image.