It's been a long time since I went to St-Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, and I should go more often, though not just for the wonderful place that it is to take photos at. This time I went with my parents who did the walk through and we spent a little time together.
I also had the chance to take a few photos, but I challenged myself. First, all photos had to be taken at ISO 1600 (inside or outside), so I had to pay attention to nailing the exposure. Second was I wanted to practice my slow shutter/hand-held technique but without leaning my hands, body or camera on anything, it had to be standing, hand-held, breath control and see how slow I could get the shutter to go and still get crisp motion blur free photos.
This was perfect as the Oratory for the most part is a very dark location, and did challenge me. Several shots were at 1/60th, 1/50th but I few I nailed that were really interesting, like 1/40th at 135mm or a few at 1/15th and a couple at even... 1/10th of a second, which was pretty good, I thought.
I even ended up getting some nice shots as well.
For those interested in seeing the results, here is the link to the Flickr slideshow.