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Culling and tweaking

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.

Montreal from the river's edge

“Painted” mountain on the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies.

Painted mountains on the east side of the Canadian Rockies

The steps down to the base of Montmorency Falls in Quebec.

The steps to the base of Montmorency Falls

Canon G11 with a little help from his friends.

More reflections on the trip

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.

Train dining car reflection

Waiting for a pizza in Quebec City.

Pizza Mag reflection

Lights on Chebucto Harbor in Halifax.

Chebucto harbor reflection

Canon G11 chasing reflections.

Kilts in Halifax

Being a kiltie I always enjoy running into other kilt wearers. At the Halifax Citadel all of the guard was kilted. Cool! The piper, originally from Hong Kong, learned how to play the pipes on Skype! Amazing! And he could really make the pipes go.

Pipes, drums and kilts in Halifax

This is a fave shot from the trip. Can’t say why, it just is. (Maybe it’s the hole in the hose??)

Kilt hose and spats in Halifax

Canon G11 looking out, looking down.

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