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Craig Pumping Station Abandoned
Craig Pumping Station Abandoned

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Challenge: Free Study 2017-10 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Downtown
Date: Oct 14, 2017
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2017

The Craig pumping station was built in 1887 after the Saint-Lawrence flooded the city up to Square Victoria in April 1886. Another pump station was built East of the Bonaventure. Both pumps were used almost every winter until 1950 to prevent another major flood. It seems today that flooding in Montreal still occurs on a fairly regular basis, anytime of the year, but is due to water pipes breaking or insufficient capacity of the drainage network in severe storms – but that’s another story.

Source : //montrealinpictures.com/blog/tag/craig-pumping-station/

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11/09/2017 07:49:36 AM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that contributes well to the open challenge

It looks like an interesting location you have here Marcel, thanks for the write up. The chimney in the background and the shape of the bridge add interest to the scene. I think a little judicial cropping of the arch on the left would have improved it I find the lower left quite distracting. A crop removing the lamppost is what I would suggest.
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