Posts tagged “Ottawa

Finding the Warmth

B and W Tree

Finally got out an did some shooting with a friend of mine today. It was snowing here in Ottawa and we decided to just walk the nearby trails and see what inspired us.

Alas due to the snow and clouds there wasn’t much warm light so everything felt black and white. Finding some warmth in our coloured shots was hard. Some nice B&W shot came out nice and were well fitted to the atmosphere.

Arched Bridge

Then we came across this bridge that the city put in this summer and the rust colour just stood out against the white and black ambience. plus the added symmetry made this a good shot. The snow falling added to the depth. All in all I liked this shot. Hope you can enjoy the winter.

Till next time keep shooting.

The Pumpkins of Halloween 2010

PumpkinHalloween has come and gone and although ours at home was non existent, we were lucky enough to get invited to some friend’s house. Since both of our kids are young and still not sure what Halloween is all about, we only did a very short walk. Along the way though I decided to take some hand held shots of the pumpkins we saw along the way. Remember these kids were only two so we did a block and then went home. It was all good cause it was a cold Canadian fall evening.

Enjoy the shots. Till next time keep shooting.

Inukshuk By The Ottawa River

Inukshuk by the Ottawa River

Inukshuk by River

Decided to spend the afternoon by the Ottawa river taken some pictures of the inukshuks.

Now I am sure if you have crossed the Champlain bridge in Ottawa/Gatineau or driven along the Ottawa river you have seen them. Usually they are about 2 feet tall but this year with the hot weather we have had here in Ottawa the river is at a really low level so people have made some inukshuks 6-7 feet tall. Amazing art.

I find that they never get boring year after year. And even though the river washes them away each winter, people still come down to the river side to build them up again each summer. Simply amazing. Built from simple rock from the river bed. Assembled using only balance with no added support, these stand freely all summer long.

Open gallery to see an image of my wife and son sitting by one of these huge statues. You can get some perspective as to how large these displays of art and culture are.

Till next time keep shooting.