Water – Nature’s Mirror

Reflections appear better in smooth water

Lakes, puddles and generally any other body of water that is motionless is ideal to capture reflections. This fall day I was passing by the Lachine Canal and the waters where so still you could almost lose track if your looking up or down. That is an actual problem for pilots that fly over lakes as they can’t perceive depth and makes it almost impossible to land. Luckily we have it a bit easier. All we have to worry about finding the right angle for the shot.

Lachine canal

Taking a portrait of Montreal

Best sunset of the year

Well I was sure glad to have found my way towards the old port for this amazing sky. Finally the conditions where perfect especially for a shoot in Montreal where only a week ago I missed out on another spectacular sunset.

Zeis 55mm f/1.8 fastest lens ever!

At least that I’ve ever owned. I was looking to take pictures of the city and sometimes the wide angle just doesn’t cut it. You want to zoom in and for that I’ve found to work perfectly is the 55mm portrait lens. The amount of detail and sharpness it can capture is something I’ve never seen before.

How to get the most out of the lens

Coupled with the Sony A7R you’ll get the best of both worlds. Here’s a trick to get the details you want. Keep the aperture at the highest (f/1.8) and use focus peaking (built in the Sony A7R just change to manual focus) this way you can have the focus at the maximum exactly where you want. Afterwards just move the aperture to a lower value (usually between f/10-22 for cityscapes). This ensures you will get the sharpest possible image at longer exposures.

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