Lori and I like to pack our weekend trips as full as possible. It takes some strategic planning, and often a decent amount of caffeine, but we’ve gotten pretty good at hitting the major attractions of a city in a 2-3 day span. Of course, when in Montreal, we couldn’t miss the famous Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde (English: Mary, Queen of the World). Although not as colorful as Notre Dame, it was similarly grand and also much less crowded. While there, a small assortment of tourists and homeless came and went, but we basically had the place to ourselves.
Also of note, Marie Reine does NOT have a public restroom… but I did invent a new dance while I was packing up my gear.
It’s Cool to Be Smart
The Cathedral Marie Reine du Monde is the third largest church in Quebec. It was built in the late 18th century after a previous cathedral burned down. The bishop of Montreal at the time decided to have the new church built as a scale model of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The only difference in the exterior of Mary, Queen of the World is that Instead of the statues of the twelve apostles as on the façade of St. Peter’s, the top of the front of the church is lined with statues of the patron saints of thirteen parishes of Montreal who donated them.
Post Processing of Lead Image
- Converted 5 bracketed NEFs to DNG
- Corrected chromatic aberration in LR
- Tonemapped in Photomatix
- Ate dinner… chili, yummmm ^_^
- Blended layers in PS
- Edited blended image with layer adjustments and coffee
- High Pass set to Hard Light to sharpen