The Story of a 90 Minutes Photowalk to Nowhere

Visual summary of my 90 min Photowalk
Visual summary of my 90 min Photowalk

Here is something different. For long time readers, you probably know by now that I like photography. I rarely post about this subject here. I wanted to give it a try.

It was a great morning with lots of sunshine and above-average temperature. It was the perfect moment for a Photowalk to nowhere. In the very early stage of my walk, I settled for a 90 minutes duration. Enough time for me to explore the unknown and let the urban environment surprises me. A recent post from Adrian Vila, a photographer that I like, was a motivational factor in kicking my butt to go out. Adrian writes: “I believe that every day is filled with possibilities”. That day was full of possibilities. You never know in advance what discoveries will be made. I didn’t have a plan. I just followed my intuition and inspiration.

What you see is a selection of what I think is the most visually interesting and meaningful photos of my Photowalk that day. The second part of this article is “a behind the scene” view.

In the first photo, I like the shadow presence which balances the colourful left portion. I was at the corner of a street.

The second photo is one of a closed store. I don’t know what they used to sell, but it was creepy. You can see my silhouette behind. So many closed stores in Montreal these days, thanks to the long lasting pandemic.

For the third picture, I thought it was a great reminder that wearing a face-mask makes a big difference in combatting the COVID-19 virus. I tried to give a sixties-kind-of-look to this picture.

Next, a picture of a wonderful (and abandoned?) house on the Sherbrooke street. Sadly, there are not many left like these these day. The greatest homes were built between 1850–1930. Here is an example on Flickr.

Behind the scene

In this section, I want to give you a behind the scene look to this Photowalk. First, photos were taken using my iPhone 11 Pro (see my review here) with the Halide camera app. It was intentional as I wanted to get a better appreciation of this very popular camera app (I like it a lot but it takes times to get used to it). Photos were stored in JPEG+RAW format so I could post-process them with the maximum details using the excellent Pixelmator Pro (for macOS) and Pixelmator Photos apps (for the iPad). Most of the processing was done on my 2018 11" iPad Pro. Some additional processing were done on my M1-Mac mini (nothing fancy, though).

Finally, if you happen to know Montreal, here is a map of my Photowalk path.

The visual mosaic at the top of this article was done using Adobe Spark Post web application. I love this app so much that I published a review recently. Adobe Spark is also available for the iPad and the iPhone. It is part of the Adobe photography plan subscription.

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