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This was taken around a product of Montreal’s industrial era, the historic Farine Five Roses mill, which is easily one of my favourite places to explore.
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This was taken around a product of Montreal’s industrial era, the historic Farine Five Roses mill, which is easily one of my favourite places to explore.

The mill itself was was built by the Ogilvie Flour Mills Company and opened in 1946. It has since had its share of controversy over the years, the most popular being the removal of the word "Flour" from its rooftop sign in 1977 after Bill 101 was passed, in order to nationalize French in Quebec. Signage was no exception.

Very little post-processing done on this picture. Added some clarity using Lightroom and applied a sepia tone gradient map using Photoshop.
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BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb August 06, 2014
unique shot,love your style
BRIN PRO+
 
BRIN October 15, 2014
Great shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 21, 2014
Terrific shot. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 October 22, 2014
great capture, congrats on runner up
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK October 27, 2014
Stark, foreboding, and beautiful. Amazing capture!
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen August 12, 2015
Interesting photo. Very creative.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken around a product of Montreal, Quebec’s industrial era, the historic Farine Five Roses mill, in the Verdun neighbourhood.
Time
Shot in mid-afternoon
Lighting
the cloud cover was perfect for an upward perspective on this abandoned building. This damped light gave a perfect colour balance to the wooden facade.
Equipment
The picture was taken handheld using my backup Nikon D5200 with a Nikkor 18.0-70.0 mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
Inspiration
Farine Five Roses mill, is one of my favourite places to explore in Montreal, Canada due to its old abandoned and historic look It's a landmark in the city that offers so much once explored and looked at closely. I wanted to take this picture to showcase its beauty from a new angle and tell its story. The mill opened in 1946 and has since had its share of controversy over the years, the most popular being the removal of the word "Flour" from its rooftop sign in 1977 after Bill 101 was passed, in order to nationalize French in Quebec.
Editing
Little post-processing done on this picture. Added some clarity using Lightroom and applied a sepia tone gradient map using Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I don't mind carrying weight. I lug around my Nikon D600 with an 18.0-35.0 mm wide angle full frame lens along with a Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 macro and 50 mm f/1.8 with an infrared, ND10 and polarizer filters. I also carry my Mamiya RB67 medium format camera once and a while for the special landscape pictures. Other accessories include my Vanguard tripod and ball head, remote trigger, spare battery, and spare SD card.
Feedback
The best advice I can give to anyone is to explore. I'm always looking for something new, while keeping an eye out for good lighting and creative compositions to capture. My favourite photos are always the ones I feel capture a new perspective of something I've seen a million times. A good way to get new perspectives is to get up close to things and look for the intricate details and highlight them in whatever way or form you can.

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