We did a fair amount of train station chilling while traveling across Canada. Time being what it is, sometimes we arrived at a station several hours before the next “scheduled” event. To bide my time I took photos. This is a shot taken just outside Central Station in Montréal.
Canon G11 looking up.
I got this shot while we were hanging out outside the train station in Seattle waiting for the shuttle bus to Vancouver. The cabs were coming and going very quickly. The G11 is slow and I was hand holding so I only managed to take a few shots. I liked this one–especially in monochrome.
Canon G11 thinking about Scorsese.
I took a lot of pictures during the cross Canada trip. Straight out of the camera some were good, some OK, and others that I’ll file under “memorabilia.” “OK” shots are ones I figure I can tweak with abandon–level adjustment, add some contrast, boost the saturation, sharpen to taste and crop . Here are three OK shots massaged into something more to my liking.
A view of Montreal from the waterfront.
“Painted” mountain on the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies.
The steps down to the base of Montmorency Falls in Quebec.
Canon G11 with a little help from his friends.
I bought an iPad for storing, viewing and occasionally posting images during our trip across Canada. Before we left I loaded it up with a couple of photography eBooks thinking I might need a little inspiration. One of them was called “Chasing Relfections.” Taking the cue, I did a little reflection chasing.
The dining car on the train at lunch time.
Waiting for a pizza in Quebec City.
Lights on Chebucto Harbor in Halifax.
Canon G11 chasing reflections.
Looking back on the long train ride… This was a view from the rear of the train as we headed southwest out of the Rockies not long after leaving Jasper, Alberta. The windows on the train were quite dirty at this point so I was lucky to get a few reasonably clear shots.
Canon G11 at the rear of the train.