The first day of each month among City Daily Photo bloggers has a common theme. For the first of January and the dawn of a new year, the theme is to look back on the year that was and select a personal favourite or best of the year. You can find other bloggers selecting their personal favourites right here.
This image seemed to draw a lot of attention when I posted it. The railway tracks pass beneath a bridge near South Keys, while late afternoon sunlight highlights the snow. The central track disappears at the horizon, while the two side spurs veer off to the left and right.
I didn't mention it when I posted this, but the line you see crossing the central track is the line for the commuter O-Train. At present, its southern terminus is not far to the left of this location, but the system is undergoing dramatic expansion at present, with construction underway to add to the light rail network in the city.
There is a lot to think about when you look at this photo.
Happy New Year !
This is the perfect photo to start the new year. And thanks for all the great shots and interesting commentaries this past year. Happy New Year !ReplyDelete
So which track should we choose ? I take the left one...left side is where the heart beats. HAPPY NEW YEAR !ReplyDelete
Light rail--sounds like a great idea!ReplyDelete
Ottawa is lucky to be improving it's light rail! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Beautiful choice for the photo of the year. I remember seeing this one and being awed by the three tracks so perfectly shaped. Now, I'm even more awed at the track that crosses.ReplyDelete
The photo IS quite striking, probably because of its perfect symmetry - great choice for your selection!ReplyDelete
Good choice, William! Happy New Year! ;-)ReplyDelete
i love your choice! happy new year!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photo! Happy new year!ReplyDelete
Cool one. I like it. New Years Greetings from BergenReplyDelete
@Parsnip: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Stuart: you're welcome!
@Tess: since I'm a southpaw, I'd go left.
@Revrunner: it's been a long time coming.
@EG: it'd already be in place had a previous mayor not tossed out a contract well underway to build a previous one.
@Nathalie: thank you!
@Tanya: a happy new year to you!
@Jeroen: thank you!
@Inna: it was either this or something from Parliament Hill...
Striking, forwarding, vast, great choice! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Excellent choice! There are a lot of cool things going on in this picture, I really like it. Have a happy New Year, William!!!ReplyDelete
Love the delicate sky tints and the way the tracks fall off so symetrically! Good job!ReplyDelete
Excellent choice for the occasion, William.ReplyDelete
A nice simple shot, well composed. Like it a lot. Have a Happy New year.ReplyDelete
Oh that's such a great shot!ReplyDelete
Very cool shot. I like it too. MBReplyDelete
Marvelous choice for theme day.ReplyDelete
You know, this would make an interesting book cover....ReplyDelete
I remember that one! Great image!ReplyDelete
Add my kudos to all those who commented. Wishing you a great new year. Thanks for sharing your observations and photos and also for visiting and commenting on our blog posts as well.ReplyDelete
Looking down on railroad tracks is a fascinating pastime! So much to ponder about. At a far outpost, along the middle track, I image one of Alice Munro's female figures standing on the single platform of a rural railway station, waiting to be reunited with the furniture she shipped from to city, to begin a new life, somewhere far out there.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, this is a very beautiful photo.ReplyDelete
All the Best for 2014 !
I do soooooo remember this shot! A super choice for a real winning photograph!ReplyDelete
Absolute stunner! I love it. I love the symmetry and the lighting. I love the concept of divergence. Just love all of it.ReplyDelete
Looks like the camera has captivated you, William xReplyDelete
@Wilf: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: it was one of those shots of just being in the right place at the right time. Twenty minutes later, the light might not have been right.
@Jack: thank you!
@Norma: yes it would!
@Linda: this was an easy choice for me.
@Beatrice: you're most welcome!
@Merisi: as I've always liked Alice's work, I can see that!
@Karl: thank you!
@Merry: for me, the lighting effect really made the shot come together.
@Cindy: it really has!