“Dome” – Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal
“It’s attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning”
– Francis Atterbury
From my hotel room in downtown Montreal, this view greeted me every day. The dome of Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral) fascinated me. The lines and detail are beautiful and I could spend hours scanning over the dome finding small details in the larger view, including the differences in the ‘dormer’ window roofs from peaked to rounded (made you look!).
The 19th century cathedral dominates a large block in downtown Montreal, in strong contrast to the shining glass towers and neon lights that surround it.
I felt the black and white treatment accented the details and subdues the bright blue sky, forcing the eye to the dome itself.
Tamron 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 50mm
1/400 sec, f/10, ISO 200
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I love domes and cathedrals. They’re massive and it’s hard to take them in unless you have a bird’s eye view or are far away. That unapproachable quality makes them attractive.