I was lucky enough to work in Old Montreal for 10 years. What this means is that every single day I had access to beautiful Old Montreal and the Old Port. Even if I had only few minutes during my lunch break I could step outside to Rue Saint-Paul and photograph something interesting.
This is one of those interesting places, the north lock entry to the historic Lachine Canal, probably a 5-minute walk from my old office. Built in the early 18th century, the canal fueled the economic boom in Montreal, making it one the main ports of North America.
The canal’s locks are still functional and this spot makes a great travel photography destination. Also, because of the abundance of old structures, open skies and converging lines, this spot is perfect for HDR photography.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: 3 exposures ( -1, 0, +1) were used to tone map image, 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom (Tutorial: Complete HDR Workflow)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, color correction, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, sharpening
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (buildings structure)
- Topaz DeNoise helped to eliminate noise in the middle of the image (water, sky)