Saint Lawrence River After Sunset (Montreal)

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Another photo from one of my favorite places in Montreal, Musée Plein Pir de Lachine (Lachine Open Air Museum). The south side of the park where museum is situated is elevated and has little or no vegetation at all. It has some amazing unobstructed views across Saint Lawrence River.

Canada. Montreal. Lachine
Loc: 45.428112, -73.678091

Shooting & Processing

I came to Musée Plein Pir de Lachine for sunset shooting, but the sunset was not spectacular at all. The west side of the horizon was covered with thick and dark clouds. But, 30-40 minutes later, during the blue hour, I could see the opportunity to shoot towards the east, capturing the river and the bridges.

I used a long exposure of 30 seconds, shooting on a tripod and using wireless remote trigger. It was a single shot, no bracketing was necessary.

I used Lightroom Rapid Lightroom Editing for Landscapes, applying Easy Cross preset first from Landscape Collection and them used TOOLKIT adjustments.

The Lightroom Editing Formula: Easy Cross (1, 9, 17, 21, 23)

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 10-18mm
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F6.3
Shutter: 30 sec
Bracketing: single shot
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442  – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D


Lightroom: import, tagging, Lightroom Rapid Editing , Easy Cross (1, 9, 17, 21, 23)
Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning.

Photoshop Plugins: 

  • Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky mostly).
  • Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (sculpture).