Two different shots today, both with the sky in mind. First, from some weeks ago, on the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal. The surface of the water was just starting to ice over when I took this. The staircase you see will be used for skaters to descend to the surface in a few weeks. I liked the look of the twilight hour, and this bridge does offer great sunset opportunities.
From a few days ago, this second shot is also taken from a bridge on Bank Street, but further south, near the South Keys shopping area. I liked the late afternoon sun highlighting the snow around the train tracks, and the interplay of lines branching off.
Both are magnificent shots, the second one is very artistic. Do you skate?ReplyDelete
love the perspective of the railway linesReplyDelete
i like the second photograph of the railway lines!!ReplyDelete
It's interesting to see the three railway lines from above. I hope you get some sunset photos over the canal!ReplyDelete
oh i love both of these!ReplyDelete
Striking images...sunset is the perfect time for that shot!ReplyDelete
Two very nice photos! I do like the way those tracks veer off in a perfect shape.ReplyDelete
@Ciel: No, I don't skate, but I do walk on the canal through the winter. It's actually easier walking than on the sidewalks at times.ReplyDelete
@Gerald: I'll have to come back to this bridge for that shot again in other seasons.
@Unfinished Life: thank you!
@EG: it's just a matter of having a camera along. I'm often over that way near dusk.
@Tanya: thank you!
@Norma: it certainly is!
@Sharon: the curves seem graceful.
Great shots! Love the train-tracks one especially :)ReplyDelete
These are both gorgeous with wonderful lines leading one to the beautiful skyline.ReplyDelete
That first photo is grand indeed.ReplyDelete
Two beautiful photos, William!ReplyDelete
I like especially the train tracks.
Fancy finding a spot where the train tracks split like do in your photo. Super shot. Love the evening shot too. Very nice.ReplyDelete
They are both fabulous for different reasons!ReplyDelete
@Meradeth: I'm pleased I took the mobile along that afternoon instead of leaving it at home. The train tracks pic really presented itself.ReplyDelete
@Carla: thank you!
@Lauren: it makes for a pleasing visual effect.
Great dusky views.ReplyDelete
I would love to see both photos especially the first one at the same time of day taken over the year.ReplyDelete
Twilight is my favorite time of day.
Lovely skies! Great color in the first shot and the composition of the second is intriguing. The railroad curves like a river, but does so in two directions at once.ReplyDelete
Oh, these are utterly gorgeous! You really caught beautiful light and skies (and I love angryparsnip's idea!)ReplyDelete
Both shots are excellent William, you caught such a pretty light in the first, lovely reflections also. and I hope the train driver knows exactly where he's going in the second shot, three very different tracks :)ReplyDelete
These shots are terrific. I especially like the sunset, but the train pull you right n!ReplyDelete
Two very fine images, William. Good work.ReplyDelete
@Hamilton: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Parsnip: I'm there often enough, particularly around sunset...
@Linda: the shot really presented itself.
@LondonLulu: the sunlight in that second one was just right at the right moment.
@Grace: I think the two curving tracks are meant to feed onto the track that you see cut across the horizon. That's the commuter train track, which has an end station off to the left. The main track reaching to the horizon is for freight.
@Barbara: thank you!