Photography 101: Landmark

Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.

Once you’ve chosen your landmark, move around to experiment with your POV, or point of view. Today, crouch or lie on the ground to get an interesting street-level angle, or walk around your landmark to examine every possible perspective. – The Daily Post

What is a landmark in Montreal? How about more specifically in Old Montreal? Most of you will know the waterfront and even more of you may have heard of the Notre Dame Church.  That is my star landmark.  However, choosing an angle proved to be harder. One that appealed to me the most? Thats an even harder decision.

Notre Dame Church

Farther away side view

Notre Dame Church

Crouched down by the steps going up

Notre Dame Church

In the open space in front of it with the statue

The morning sun got in the way a little so I tried to hide in the shadows.  My Samsung Galaxy S3 can only do so much 😉 If I didn’t have to rush off to work, I’d probably have tried some effects on it.

What is the first landmark that pops in your mind from your city?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: post a photo which is not what it seems to be. Make sure you share what the photo actually is of in its caption!  For those who are looking for an extra bit of challenge, show us two photos, each one showing a different angle or interpretation of the same subject. – Weekly Photo Challenge

I love to do zooms or take different angles of the same thing, especially with a lot of architecture.  Okay, I just love to take pictures of whatever.  If something catches my eye wherever, I’ll probably walk around and take multiple shots. Thats just how I am!

When I first saw this challenge theme, the first place that popped in my head was my visit to Parc Safari around my area.  They are extremely famous for their glass tunnel that goes through the living quarters of the lions and the tigers. Tigers are my absolute favorite because I’m one of them, since I’m born in the year of the tiger and all 🙂 But I like cats of all sorts in general!

Parc Safari

Lions from afar near the glass tunnel

Parc Safari

Right under the sleeping lioness in the tunnel

Parc Safari

Pacing Tiger on the glass tunnel from afar


Parc Safari

Pacing tiger from the glass tunnel

Another place I love to go take pictures at is the St. Joseph’s Oratory.

St. Joseph's Oratory

St Joseph’s Oratory from the bottom of the hill

St. Joseph's Oratory

The cross on top from the side paths

Only a few comparisons from different angles of the same area! 🙂

Here’s my take on this Weekly Photo Challenge! Check out other perspectives HERE!