Having daily access to Old Montreal gives you a unique opportunity to be surrounded by history, old architecture, and amazing photo discoveries. When I worked in Old Montreal I had the habit of exiting the Métro one stop before my final destination and walking through the heart of the old city, taking a slightly different route every time, looking for new photo opportunities and trying to find some hidden jewels.
This is one of those places I passed hundreds of times in the last 10 years, but I never felt the need to photograph. Only recently, while crossing Rue Saint Jean, did I see the long range of orange window shades, and at that very moment the idea formed in my head for the shot. I took 3 bracketed shots with my point-and-shoot Lumix LX7, and later processed for HDR in Photoshop.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed in Photoshop HDR Pro
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photoshop HDR Pro
Photoshop: 3 exposures ( -1, 0, +1) used to tone map image, 32-bit tiff image was saved to Lightroom (see my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow”)
Lightroom: straightening, perspective correction, cross processing (split toning), export as PSD image
Topaz DeNoise helped to eliminate noise (sky, river ).