Yesterday as part of the 500px Global Photo Walk I was helping to organize the event in Montreal. The location for the Montreal Photo Walk was in the beautiful René-Lévesque Park located in the borough of Lachine.
24 hours before the walk we had a major storm in Montreal. In my neighbourhood, which is located next to René-Lévesque Park, we lost power for 12 hours. The night before, I was thinking about canceling the event for good. Even a couple of hours prior to the start of the walk we had heavy rain with gusty wind and no hope for better weather. Then suddenly, the rain stopped and 30 minutes before the beginning of the event we had blue skies with incredible cloud formations. By the end of the walk we had the most beautiful sunset I’ve seen in Montreal in years.
It is shame that lots of people decided not to attend the event due to the weather. But we still had a decent crowd of about 25 people. Thank you guys, it was fun. Let’s do it again next year.
I took this photo at the park west end just before the end of the PhotoWalk.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60
Focal Length: 100mm
Bracketing: 5 shots (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used only 4 images out of 5 available brackets to tone map image ( -1, 0, +1, +2), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (check my tutorial Before & After – HDR With Photomatix)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, removing HDR artifacts in water, contrast.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (water, sky)
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (rocks)