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

Happy Holidays | A silent night at 4:30pm

Despite the actual time, it was dark. The shortest day of the year. I’ve had in my head the idea of shooting a large ship at this angle for a few weeks before getting the actual opportunity. So you can imagine the anticipation built up. I had to get it at any cost. And so I’ve made my way towards the old port.

As I arrived, the weather wasn’t very promising. I wanted to get the shot with the snow but there wasn’t any at the time but that’s actually a good thing. I’ll reveal how I’ve made the snow in a future post. Thanks to the dreary weather I was able to get close to the ship unnoticed even with workers on each end. As to how I’ve managed, I’ll have to keep that part a secret.

So I took a quick succession of auto-bracketed exposures and made my way towards the “exit”. Mission accomplished.

I was very pleased with the end result and thanks to all of you for making it one of my hottest shots to date.

old port ship limited edition print