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Down town Montreal

Down town Montreal
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-08
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, B-W UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 12:35
Viewed: 3021
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 128
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens: a view in one of the many places of Downtown Montreal

This shopping-mall stands out a bit 'strange ' to me..
diffrent architectures .. but somehow it formed a nice complete setting
Photo taken in later afternoon , since the colors with slight darkness are much warmer than in the morning ..also a full and nice reflection in the water here (we passed it on before in the morning) and here we are on our way back to the Metro near : Rue LeVesque (something) in downtown Montreal

Our Guide: TL member 'Cleopatra' ..Real Bannon ..

Montreal has a large ' underworld ' where the Devil/Satan ! makes extra hours each day!

Lots and lots of temptations .. and many many victims are accounted for each day.
Nature of shameless SIN ?
Shopping ..spending lots of money!
You realy get lost yourself there .. and can stay a whole day underground! Thats why there are several
churches around (*_*)

Montreal Downtown Folks

Kind regards

John T

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-02-01 12:38]

Hi John,

That's a great photo... I like the colours, lighting is wonderful, warm and welcoming, nice details, sharp and clean! Excellent capture, great shot my friend, have a great weekend.


Amazing shot John!

Well done and well taken. Absolutely gorgeous!



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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-02-01 12:42]

Nice "evening" shot, John. We're hopping over to Paris in a couple of weeks, and I hope to be able to capture some night shots there as well...
I like the warm light on the building, and the warm colour of the lights - especially in the reflection.
A nice one.

Hi John,
Wonderful lighty shot....
Nice colours and reflections. Tfs.
Çok çok güzel...Tebrikler arkadaşım.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-01 12:51]

Hallo John.
Mooi dat lamplicht met een beetje daglicht.
Super scherp ondanks de slow sutterspeed.
De reflecties in dat water geven het the cream on the cake.
Groeten uit Berrege.

Excellent sharpness, lighting and details
Well done bro

Hi John,

Excellent night shot! I like the composition, the pleasant colours and especially the light reflections in the water.

I wish you a beautiful weekend,

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-02-01 13:41]

You caught the sweet colors all right - very pleasing relections - lights on both sides leading the eye to the central element. FTS John


WOnderful capture in this very dificult light situation. Nice composition. Best regards, Jean.

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-02-01 14:29]

Hi John,

Beautifull colours, Lovely image.
Excellent reflections..
All the best, dear friend.
Enjoy Life:)

jean paul

Bonsoir John,
a beautiful photography into night with superb reproduction of colors,luminosity and sharp and all that without tripod, my congratulations. I like decorations of holidays of end of the year hung on the streetlamp and the frontage, a memory for you, to have to spend this period in family and for us, to remember us this magic period. And beautiful basin reflection.

Good weekend, me I leave a few days in family to Normandy, with soon.
Gros baisers

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-01 15:25]

Hello Sir John,

I can feel the magnificient presence being inside has been captured beautifully in this frame. Warmth of the atmosphere is really interesting. A fabullous shot my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-02-01 15:49]

Then John I should not come to Montreal, specially in Downtown..... ;)
Nice evening shot with warm colors, details & lovely reflection. Well done.

Hi John

This is such a romantic place to see... love the refelections here ... congrats

Amri HMS

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2008-02-01 17:14]

Nicely captured, beautiful colors.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-02-01 20:03]

Heerlijk sfeertje John
Aan jouw foto's zal het niet liggen de TL meeting :-) in July
Eigenlijk best een leuk idee en totaal iets anders
Fijn weekend en groetjes aan Yol

Hi John,
What a great place.Excellent POV, colours, light, reflecton and perspective.Well done.TFS.


Hello John!
Beautiful colours and light and lovely decorations!
Nice reflexion and very good perspective!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

Hoi John,
Again no tripod John? Boy you must have stady hand (no Heineken that day? :-) Well I'm impressed by the warm colours and the fine reflections. An excellent nocturnal image John really a feast for the ye!

hi Jhon, wonderful perspective nightshot, i like the warm light colors refelcting the waters, beautifully composed architectural image. thumbs up my frined.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-02-02 3:14]

Hi John

Good sharpness, colour & lighting, with superb repetition of the curved row of lights, & marvellous reflections. Tfs!

Hello Johnny,
WOW...you have got really nice photos from Montral, and so much variet :-) Sure, looking for July time there.
Wonderful ambience and reflections in water.
With 1/15 seconds, very impressive. Sharp, well composed photo.
Enjoy weekend dear friend.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-02 5:33]

Very lovely PoV and composition here. the colours are delightfully rich

Hello John! Beautiful, love the reflections, great lead in, lights show a good color. TFS Have a great week-end :} Don

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-02-02 6:48]

Merhaba myfriend john...
Excellent picture. Good photo. Great shot and great work...

Hi John.
Een juweeltje.

gr Frans

Hi John
Nice shot. A good long exposure with or without a tripod?
The lighting is pefect and the mood is festive. Nobody in sight or so, you were lucky.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-02-02 22:08]

Merhaba John,
beautiful light and shadow show.TFS.Necla.Tebrikler.

Hi John,

What a lovely shot my friend . .
Tungsten lights are always giving beauty to the surrounding . . as comparable with the golden light of the sun outside . .
Great observation in detail and ambient of this place are well captured and presented . .
I should try doing this thing . .


hi john, this a wonderful setting which you captured well with great colors and exposure,
well done,
thanks, scott

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-02-03 0:46]

mrhb john;
sana hoca demeliyiz.hoca means instructor and master.because each photo of yours is a masterpiece.paylaşım için teşekkürler..

Hi John,

I very difficult lighting situation handled nicely, giving a very pleasant result. The POV selected wisely, to give a nice perspective and well balanced composition. I assume this is a handheld shot, but even with the longish exposure you did well.

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-02-03 3:40]

Hi John,
Nice capture of those warm light. No tripod ? At 1/15, you are more stable than I am ! TFS,

Hey, you did a great photo here, well composed and a great pp work.
I like very much the colours and the sharpness here.
And the water reflecting all the lights. A great pic where we feel the christmas mood by the decorations for the festivities.
I see a little tilt though to the left.

I never saw this place yest but I think that it must be the best time to take photos of it because of the Christmas decorations.
Well done and thx to Real for taking you there :)

Cheers, sis

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-03 6:55]

A bit too small but wonderful anyway.

ps.I'll be back with points

merhaba sevgili arkadaşım.
excellent depth and composition.excellent lights and reflections.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Nice night shot my friend.Great work.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-02-03 10:03]

Looks wonderful and sounds quite fun too. The underworld... interesting. Love the feel of this picture. Beautiful. TFS

Hi John, fascinating nocturne shoot with superb light and wonderful colors, splendid perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi John!! I'm happy to see your works once! Beautiful as always!

Marvelous simetry and reflects, warm colours in a very beautiful place.

Kind regards and thanks!

Lovely colour and light John my friend. Well composed with fine detail, it could have only been improved with some straightening. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘BW - Cliff Grounds’

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-03 15:07]

Hi John,
Splendid view on the downtown Montreal. I know well this place located close of the Intercontinental Hotel.
You rendered well the luminosity and reflections of these street lamps. Very clear and sharp image presented with class! Bravo! Annie

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-02-03 15:57]

Hi John,
To see all that there is has to see in Montreal, once it is not enough :)) Great night shot and beautiful reflection in the water. Thanks for making me visit ;))) A bientôt mon ami

Your night shots are becoming wonderful Johnny!! Love the orange light, the off center perspective is really nice! I really like the shimmering reflections!

Hoi John and congratulations with our mutual friend Vassilis
You realy shoot the stars again with this creation!
Groetjes van hier

Hola John, o Juan ;-) hehehehe

Es una fotografía realmente preciosa en todo su conjunto, muy buenos colores y contrastes, excelente composición así como esos llamativos reflejos en el agua. Buen trabajo amigo !!!!



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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-02-04 10:11]

Hi John,
This is such a perfect depiction of Montreal. Your control of the settings at night are EXCELLENT my friend-- really a super job here. Wonderful tones--- TFS Julie

Hi John,

I have to agree with you on that 'strange'. It's a bit of a mish-mash of various styles, but there does not really seem to be a line in it. Really four different styles here. I really like the compo, but the shadow in the frame does not do it for me.

Greetings! Dennis

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2008-02-05 1:31]

Hi John ,
What a beautiful low light shot!!
Excellent sharpness, lighting and details with a
great reflections in the water. Love the wonderful atmosphere!
Well done!

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  • kri54 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 131 W: 1 N: 2] (614)
  • [2008-02-05 2:16]

superbes vues de montreal, belles lumières, ces quartiers qui rendent la ville humaine

A nice part of this very beautiful town.
The illumination is nice atmospheric.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-02-05 7:16]

Hello John:)
I would say that is great light and lovely composed:)
:) later

Salut John,
Photo très originale et surtout très belle.
Superbe qualité.
Détails parfaits.
Belle couleur et contraste.
Je ne connais pas cet endroit.
Merci de me le faire découvrir.

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-02-05 17:04]

Hi João!

Graet night shot! I love the lights and all of this lamps!!!

Cheers with no kisses!

Hi John, I would like to start by saying I love the quote by Huxley!

This is a beautiful photo of Montreal. I love your lighting, warmth (during a cold season no less) and composition as a whole.

A beautiful place for photography.

tfs, Lisa

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-02-06 0:49]

Hallo John
Erg mooie weergave met mooie spiegelingen.
Gr Jos

Hi John,
Lovely picture well taken inside a shopping-mall, Excellent POV. and light ,nice colors and reflection ,lovely details and sharp picture with a beautiful frame.
Well done.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-02-06 15:57]

Hi John,
Very nice evening shot. Lovely colours and great sharpness.

Hello JT,

how come the mall so beautiful there.. look somewhere like in the muzium. well capture here with fine detail, composition and of course the beautiful colours.. i like the reflection in the water too..

regards, terry

Hello John

Beautiful look of this Shopping center,
very beautiful architecture,
the lukewarm colors of these lights,
his details completely
it is very beautiful
the reflexes are big here.


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-07 15:17]

Hi John...
Excellent captures – Beautiful composition, light and atmosphere...
Nice reflections thanks for posting it.

Very elegant shopping-mall! Great shot!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-02-09 3:19]

Bonjour John, that's a great shot of Montreal's underworld ! Well seen and well done, thanks!


Hi John,
Nice capture of the warm lamplights' glow, and the reflecting pool is wonderfully caught as well.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-02-20 11:20]

Hi John

LOvely night scene with a perfect exposure and a lovely composition



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