Lightning Over Montreal

This image is the result of one of those good luck/bad luck situations. We had planned to do some extensive night photography in Montreal. Unfortunately, we only had one night to do it and rain was coming in. Nonetheless, we got everything ready and planned out the night.

We started at Parc du Mont-Royal around sunset and spent some time there photographing Montreal’s skyline. And it started raining … much earlier than we had anticipated. So we decided to head back to the car. Easier said than done … it was pouring with rain. When we finally got back to the car we were soaked to the skin. I saw all our plans going down the drain.

We decided to warm up in the car and drive around for a bit to see if the weather would change. Alas, it wouldn’t let up. We finally ended up on Ile Ste-Helene with a nice view of the Montreal skyline over St-Laurent. And that’s when our luck changed. We found a covered spot where we could set up our tripods and cameras without having to worry about the rain. And just then the most beautiful thunderstorm started. The result is one of my favorite shots of Montreal.

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~ by tripgalleries on February 17, 2009.

7 Responses to “Lightning Over Montreal”

  1. Wow, that’s a truly incredible photo. The timing, exposure and framing are all absolutely perfect. Looking forward to visiting Montreal one day!

  2. Awesome picture. I love the nostalgic feel it has. Great timing to capture the lightning.

    Frank

  3. You certainly have a knack for light… I’m enjoying your photographs!

  4. Electrifying:)

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