Nighttime Photography – Montreal

On a recent vacation to Montreal to visit Katherine’s mother Sonia and her cousins, I took the opportunity to do a little nighttime photography with the excellent guide services of Sonia’s husband Georges, who has lived in Montreal since 1967. I think we must have put several hundred miles onto his car during that vacation– he was so gracious, always willing to take me around to show me his home city. It was beautiful!

First up is the view of downtown Montreal from West Mount.


Montreal - Downtown View from West Mount

Montreal - Downtown View from West Mount

Next, we have a couple images of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount-Royal. This is a beautiful church of fairly modern architecture, nothing like the architecture of the Church of Notre Dame (see below) located in Old Town Montreal, but still beautiful and rich in history.

Montreal - Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Montreal - Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Montreal - Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Montreal - Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal


Finally, here are three images from the inside of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal–stunningly beautiful!


Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal


Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal


Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal


I really love my Nikon D90 and it’s ability to correctly expose tricky situations like these photographs. My previous camera would have been lost if given these shooting conditions. This camera is awesome!

I have more photos from a previous day’s adventures up north of Montreal in search of the last Maple leaves of the season too, but for another post.

And thanks again Georges! We had a wonderful visit and I really do appreciate your patience and your guide services. Can you send me the card where you wrote down the Père’s name and email address.


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