A Sky of Blue Velvet by Johanne Brunet

I really love this little kiosk sitting along the St. Lawrence river. I stop there whenever I walk to the Parc de la Promenade in the town where I live (Candiac, Quebec, Canada).

I have made photos of it in all seasons. During the day, late at night, in the early morning or at sunset. I have photographed it in the fog, and in the snow, dusted with the golden light of the setting sun, or occupied by a group of joyful youth celebrating their friendship.

It may always be the same structure, but each time, it whispers a different song to me.

This time it was about Blue Velvet Nights…

Focal length 26mm
Aperture f/11
Shutter 4 sec.

Nikon D60
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    It’s so beautiful in this blue light! And so interesting to see the same sturcture in different environments! Great shot!

  • Thank you Joanne! The inner lighting was kind of orange, but the DEL lights at the top were blue, although in a much colder shade. I could not think of any other colour than blue for the final image! LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Mike Griffiths
    Mike Griffithsover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!! I love everything about this!

  • Thank you so much, Mike!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonover 5 years ago

    It really is very beautiful indeed. I took shelter in one very like it in a park during a snowstrom in Yorkshire, England some years back….this one is even prettier ….I love the light shining through the ornate lacey roof! xx

  • Thank you Jane! The Christmas lights at the top give it a magic touch. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    Excellent! Beautiful light. Have you thought of making a big poster with all the different views? The local tourist board may be interested… :-)

  • Hmmm…. The idea seems interesting and I’ll certainly give it some consideration. Thank you George for your comment and suggestion! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Eille ma soeur! J’ai pris ce kiosque moi aussi lors de ma sortie quand j’ai photographié la maison pleines de lumières mais je dois t’avouer que ce n’est pas aussi jolie que ta photo… Superbe celle-là!

  • Merci ma soeur! Je serais curieuse de voir ta photo quand même parce que ton idée de “pas assez joli” est souvent très différente de la mienne! LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    What a charming spot….funny how these little places catch our eye. Glad it caught yours and you share with us!! Beautiful light…and now I’m singing “Blue Velvet”…LOL!

  • Thank you Wendi! Well, it did catch my eye, and on several occasions, I must add! LOL! Keep on singing, I found an old recording for you !

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Oh I remember this place quite well from an old pic of yours! Love the blueness of the light!

  • Thank you Vik! It nice that you remember it. I have started to work on a poster with several variations I have of that kiosk, as suggested by our friend George! I will probably complete it when I have more time (in a few days or after Christmas).

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    So beautiful!!! I love the calming atmosphere here, gorgeous!!! :)))))))))))))))

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