I thought this was an interesting video done by Montrealstays.com – I really enjoy some of the views of the apartments, but the music took a little getting used to . I have listed many properties and apartments by this company on my site’s Montreal rentals page over the years, and they seem to be one of the bigger games in town. They always seem to have interesting properties available.
I am loving photography, and love my Canon T2i. I am learning how to get better at it every day. Last weekend, I went up to our Northern Rocky Mountains to a high point, around 12,000 feet, and practiced my hand at astrophotography. Going up so high is great, since there is less light pollution, so those of us who live in Alberta, BC, or the Yukon Territories, you are in luck. Everyone else, well, maybe just move a little bit away from the city to get away from the light pollution.
This shot was taken at a 10 minute exposure, at about F4 and I think I had the Iso on at 800. The lens is a 28-135. I used an Apeture remote control to do the shutter and keep it down, and had it on a very steady tripod. A bottle of wine helped too!
It’s amazing what we’ll see if we just open our eyes. This is the time of year where many families are heading to the mountains, or one of Canada’s national or provincial parks to ‘get away from the city’ and to find nature, and wildlife. I’m all for that – a mental break from the hurry-scurry and congestion of urban life is always just what the doctor ordered.
However, if you aren’t able to get away, and need a nature fix – take a good look around your town, home, current surroundings, or apartment, and you might be surprised that nature has made a visit to you!
I happened upon this hummingbird in it’s nest, in a tree outside of an apartment complex. The little fella had built it’s nest, and made a home right next to a busy driveway. The bird was not very afraid of me, and let me come in really closely for a nice photo-session. This bird was green and brown, and really blended into his (or her) surroundings, so if I wasn’t paying attention, I would have walked right past.