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Exploring Montreal: Snowy christmas on Rue Masson, Rosemont

While a lot of people are in their offices working or barely out in the metro or the subway, most people don’t see that special moment of the day where the sun goes down in December and that the sky becomes electric blue or purple if it snowing. The reflections of light on the snow gives it some pink to violet accents which are magical.

Properly covered and even wearing gloves, going out and capturing the life of a neighborhood is always fascinating and nice adventure close to home. Let’s start this week with Masson Street, located in Rosemont District in Montreal.

Masson Street is the heart of Old Rosemont and bears some of the most noticeables landmarks of this neighbourhood. It starts from Papineau Street and fisnishes up at Pie IX Boulevard and the Botanical Garden. It was the main commercial artery since 1905. Since a few years ago, the artery has become more vibrant and dynamic.

Here is some photos captured an evening of December. Enjoy the walk!

 (David Giral)

  • nice neons of Tabagie Imperiale

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  • Facade of Bistro bar les Gemeaux

 (David Giral)

  • some christmas decoration hanging on the street

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  • the colourful and cute facade of Fruiterie Premier Choix

 (David Giral)

  • another angle of the colourful and cute facade of Fruiterie Premier Choix

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  • The Trinity United Church

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  • Man walking on the street

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  • People preparing for supper time at M sur Masson restaurant, one of the street most prized restaurant

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  • Woman reading at Brulerie Saint-Denis on a beautiful cold evening

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  • Entrance of Cafe Lezard, one of the most popular bars on Masson.

 (David Giral)

  • Poivre et Sel grocery store

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  • People waiting to cross at the corner of Saint-Michel and Masson.

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  • Shell Station at dusk

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  • The local post office

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  • Cute Christmas decoration on a balcony of Masson Street

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  • Photos of a classic food joint of Masson Hotdogs

 (David Giral)

 (David Giral)

Thanks for viewing!

Equipment used for the shoot

Nikon D700

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Default ISO settings : 800

Aperture: between F/1.4 and F/2.0

The 50mm is my favorite lens to capture streetscapes and scenes and its low light ability allows for great documentary styles images.

hardware used for the editing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits

Core 2 Duo E6750 + 4GB memory

Samsung 275T 27″ monitor + Samsung 244T 24″ monitor

Wacom Intuos 3 tablet

The Wacom tablet is always a must have tool for editing. It allows for pressure sensitive adjustments and it will speed up your workflow once you get used to using it.

Software used for the editing

Photoshop Cs5

Thanks for viewing!

 

David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography.

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the colourful and cute facade of Fruiterie Premier Choix
David Giral
2 Comments
  • I really like your street shots.. sometimes I really wish I lived in a big city

    2010/12/24 at 11:22 am
  • Michael consiglio

    Thank you I enjoyed the vieuing……

    2012/03/14 at 6:58 pm

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