Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Surely, I am not alone in thinking that Autumn is the best season ever! The dramatic change from the lush green landscape to the brilliant hues that is gold, yellow and red is enough reason to love the season.


This post is my entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge‘s Changing Seasons theme.

Biosphere at Mid-day

Biosphere reflection

Before I got hooked on photography, I was a home-body. I hated the outdoors, specially when it’s too sunny or too cold outside. I would rather sit home, watch TV or read a book than actually be out and about. Then I discovered photography and realized what I was missing. You can say it gave me a chance to come out of my shell. It’s a great feeling, no, it’s an awesome feeling, to be able to recognize the beauty of the things that I used to take for granted.

The image was taken at mid-day which means the colors are washed out against the harsh lighting, I experimented and added a vintage gradient filter in PSE 9 to give the light a softer look.

ISO - 200 | Focal length: 18 mm | Exposure time: 1/90 sec | f-stop: f/16 | Edited on Lightroom 4 & Photoshop Elements 9 
The photo above is the base of the Biosphere Museum located at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montréal.  

Is it summer yet?

So after my rant about the sucky weather we’ve been having lately, I seemed to have angered mother nature as she made sure that this week would be a roller coaster ride. Sunday morning was gorgeous, warm-ish temperature and clear blue skies. Drove down to Parc Jean Drapeau for some air and a little picnic with the hubby.

It was nice to see people out with their bikes and kids with their roller blades and skateboards. If anything, I think it was an indication of people wanting for Summer to hurry up.

The wildlife that inhabits the parc were also out and about, definitely enjoying the beautiful weather.

Unfortunately, clouds started rolling in the afternoon, the sky looked as if a massive storm is about to unleash its fury.

It was time to pack and head home.