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Old MTL – In the Dark

PT.2 – Some night and interior images from a recent photo excursion to Montreal. Fuji X20 technical note for those who care about that stuff: When I first brought the RAW files from the Fuji X20 into Lightroom, I wasn’t terribly impressed with the noise in images at or above ISO 400. However, once I reduced the colour noise, the luminance noise that remained spoke volumes to the detail that Fuji has been putting into their sensors/cameras. Especially once converted to Black & White, this is the closest thing I’ve seen to traditional film grain come out of a digital camera. So much so, that I will use higher ISOs on this camera for creative purposes. It’s that good.

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Bank of Montreal

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Statue in the Square

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Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

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Ominous Entrance

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Cobblestone Alley

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Notre Dame Basilica – Exterior

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Notre Dame Basilica – Interior

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Candles and Crosses – Notre Dame Basilica

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Heavenly Light – Notre Dame Basilica

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Light & Symmetry – Notre Dame Basilica

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From the Cheap Seats – Notre Dame Basilica

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Flickering Prayers – Notre Dame Basilica

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Gospel from Above – Notre Dame Basilica

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Grandiose – Notre Dame Basilica

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Old MTL – In The Light

PT.1 – Some daytime images from a recent photo excursion to Montreal. For this trip, I decided to pick up a smaller camera to take with me instead of lugging around my DSLR and lenses. After some research and testing, I settled on the wonderfully compact Fuji X20. I was originally leaning towards the Fuji X-E2 or perhaps something from the Sony NEX series, but ultimately decided that another interchangeable lens system sort of defeated the purpose. And I couldn’t be happier with the decision. The funky, retro-rangefinder styling coupled with a fast lens and great image quality is the perfect marriage of form and function for my needs. I’m not a big fan of the camera on my current phone (mostly because of a lack of control), but the X20 is small enough that it now comes with me wherever I go.

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Days of Old

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Above the Depanneur

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City Hall w/ Ukrainian Flag

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Old Stone Courtyard

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Layers of Age

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Age=Beauty

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Cold Day in the Old Port

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Morphing Trees

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Robocop?

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Seawalls and Grain Siphons

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Tight Squeeze between Port & Starboard

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Rusty Anchor

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Reflections of Bonsecours

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Five Roses