I passed through Turcot on the day of Can You Rock and then a couple of weeks following that. Besides just walking and checking the area to see what was new, I really wanted to capture the feel of this spot. I've been coming to Turcot for years, but in the last couple I haven't had the opportunity to visit as much as I would like. For one, ever since the MTQ took over and installed the fence line around the perimeter and hired security to keep trespassers out so that hasn't made it easy. And secondly, because of these added security features writers haven't frequented the area as much either. But that doesn't keep everyone out.
For years I had been shooting pics with my old pocket digital and not my present DSLR. With a little camera like that it's a pretty straight forward "point and shoot" mentality. Only since I got my Canon T1i have I started to expand my sense of capturing an area and not just the graffiti or street art. I still kick myself for no having taken pan shots of Turcot or at the very least shots that take in the area rather than just the paint on the walls. Last September though, I decided that I would start to get those kind of shots.
Enjoy these shots for now. I`m going to try to put out some summary posts for October and November in an effort to catch up and get ahead of the game. Until then stay safe and stay posted.