Every time I start planning my next travel photography trip I get excited like a child. I check Google Maps, online reviews, and forums in a search of the most interesting and exotic travel photography destinations.
This is when I need a reality check.
Sometimes I forget that I live in an amazing and photogenic city with a deep history and interesting architecture, surrounded by the St. Lawrence River – the dream of any photographer.
I am sure that many photographers and photo enthusiasts are dreaming about visiting Montreal, and me, with daily access to the old city, complaining about lack of creativity and a need for exotic trips.
I guess sometimes we do not value something we have, and are always looking for something new around the corner.
The featured photo is a reminder of what type of photo opportunities you can expect in Old Montreal. This is the riverside walk from Old Port to Clock Tower Quay.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed in Photoshop HDR Pro
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photoshop HDR Pro
Photoshop: 3 exposures ( -1, 0, +1) were used to tone map image, 32-bit tiff image was saved to Lightroom (check my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, Split Toning feature was used to tone image, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, masking foreground objects
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, clouds, water ) – check my Topaz DeNoise Product Review.
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (boardwalk, bridge)