4/Fifty-Two, Church Day

I’m not a church going kind of gal, except when it comes to photography or traveling.

Here I am at the Church of Saint-Leon-de-Westmount in Montreal taking a “Mastering the Light” photography workshop. Montreal is a city of many churches. Mark Twain, during a visit to Montreal in 1881 said: “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.” Yes the church was at some point a pillar of French Canadian identity. Although church attendanceĀ  has drastically declined over the years (Quebec is pretty much a secular society today), they are still amazing places of our past and history to discover, photograph and admire for their incredible architectural beauty.

2/52 – Jet Plane

In Dorval, there is a little park named Jacques-De-Lesseps. This park is right along one of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport’s runway. Aviation enthusiasts can sit and watch jet planes land and take off. For us photographers, their is a little hump that allows you to shoot above the fence that separates the park from the airport ground. I was there last Friday with my photography buddies from Momenta and we had a great time. It was quite an exercise in panning for me and this is the one I am the most proud of. I will be returning when the weather gets a little warmer.Jet Plane

I’ve included a little song that you may know šŸ™‚ just for the fun of it.