Project 365 – Day 254: Outside Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

Montreal in Pictures

September 10 2012

I paid a return visit this afternoon to the Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal to take a few shots of the outside. I photographed the interior of the Oratory back in February. The ground was covered with snow then, so it  looked quite different today.

With it being quite windy and with some clouds racing overhead, I decided to do a couple of long exposure shots using the B+W ND 3.0 filter. I’m still very much on the learning curve using this filter and guesstimating the length of exposure is still a hit and miss affair.

When I visited the Oratory in February the curved staircases on either side were closed due to being covered in ice. I really want to photograph these staircases at night when they’re lit, but here is an image to give you an idea of what a great photo location these…

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