Montreal, Canada

JULY 2009 – The Canadian Flag blows within the delicate structure of the Biosphère Montreal on the Île Sainte-Hélène in Montreal, Canada. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We had explored the eastern provinces of Canada – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec, and were now concluding our trip in Montreal. Oh, what a beauty! Countless photo opportunities and big parks. On the Île Sainte-Hélène we found the Biosphère Montreal (but were too tired to actually visit it.)

Of course, I could not resist to capture the Candian flag as it waved in the middle of the huge aluminium structure that forms a ball when seen from the distance. I love the blank lines that seem to link everything, almost like a network. The flag contrasts well with the blue and grey colors surrounding it.

The only thing that bugs me is that the flag blows towards the left. I could have mirrored the image in Photoshop, sure, but being an honest photographer, I would not even think about that. (Oh wait.)

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time17-JUL-2009, 14:27
LocationMontreal, Canada
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2666 x 3677 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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