Montreal at Night

JULY 2009 – The skyline of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at night, photographed from the Park du Champ-de-Mars. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We had passed the Park du Champ-de-Mars several times already – during the daytime. The view of the city centre was surely interesting but not super attractive. So I brought the tripod that night to see what a looong exposure could do to the image.

45 seconds later I knew. The countless tiny lights and star-shaped larger lights captured the moment very well: A vibrant city that is complex yet beautiful, even more so at night. (By the way, is 45 seconds still a moment?) Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time17-JUL-2009, 22:42
LocationMontreal, Canada
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure45 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4281 x 2409 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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