It’s All About the Light

Photography enthusiasts seem go on and on about light, but it really is what makes the picture. If the lighting isn’t good, even vivid colours go flat. I prefer natural light, but I also like to take photos at night because it’s an entirely different atmosphere to the same scene during the day.

Some pics from Beaver Lake, on Mount Royal (Montreal):

Beaver Lake
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As you probably guessed, there are no beavers here. And it’s hardly a lake, more like a pond… just like the similarly beaver-less Beaver Lake in Vancouver’s Stanley Park — which is more like a bog.

The Chalet
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My cousin Wagner, who took us up here, just called it “The Chalet”, which is more in keeping with a winter theme and not difficult to imagine as a buzzing hive of activity when Beaver Lake turns into a skating rink.

For natural lighting, nothing beats the drama of a mix of brilliant summer sunshine and charcoal grey pending rainstorm:

it's all about the light
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it's all about the light
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Both of these were taken off St. Catherine Street during the Jazz Festival.