Thursday, October 2, 2014

On Your Marks, Get Set, Wait A Minute

I thought I would stick with the movement theme for a couple of days with these extra shots from Ottawa Race Weekend in May. I used some for the theme day back in June. It's an event that draws a lot of people, here just passing Confederation Park at the right side.

The brutal looking buildings (seriously, what masochist designed those?) in the background are the headquarters for the Canadian Forces, though they will be moving into new lodgings out in the west end sometime soon. Something with lots of acreage around that doesn't present itself as an obvious target.


  1. those buildings do feel brutal (ist?)

    Run! Nice photo

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. I like to see run. I've always liked running, I made the 42,195 kms. of the Marathon here in Madrid.


  3. Races always make for interesting shots. I enjoyed your photos of Algonquin Park. A beautiful place!

  4. Other two very nice photos for yesterday's theme!

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    1. Hahaha, this comment made me laugh. I dunno why. But I enjoyed it.

  6. The speed they're running at suggests it is not a long course.

  7. Love your movement photos. Must have been fun to see the race on sight!

  8. Some big strides in that first shot.

  9. that 2nd shot - is super cool. it is wild ... you could put it into motion... like a fast forward slow down kind of thing ... that messes with your eyes. ha. ha!! neat-o!! ( :

  10. @Cloudia: I think they're from the 60s, which wasn't a good era for architecture.

    @Tomas: good for you!

    @Elaine: thanks!

    @Karl: I thought of adding one of these shots, but decided I could present them on their own.

    @Marianne: it brings out a lot of participants over the weekend.

    @Mo: this would have been the 5 KM run.

    @Tamago: it was!

    @Revrunner: definitely.

    @Beth: it does!

  11. Like the action shots! You must be using the term "designed" loosely when you describe those buildings.

  12. Colorful shots. I do agree with you on those buildings.

  13. We see buildings like those all around Europe, a really uninteresting period of the history of architecture. Great action shots, by the way!

  14. Just look at all those "healthy" people out there.

  15. @Jose: no fourth movement in this series, so it's not a symphony!

    @Birdman: thanks!

    @EG: those buildings have never worked for me, no matter how many times I pass them by.

    @Tanya: thanks! I thought so.

    @Luis: looking at them again, a couple of them further back aren't part of the Defense ministry, but newer buildings on the University of Ottawa campus.

    @VP: I suspect a lot of architects of the era were going through the same kind of bleak period.

    @Sharon: they're certainly dedicated.

    @Tex: it's quite a crowd.

  16. You've caught a lot of movements in these two shots.

  17. I like the words you use to describe the buildings.

  18. Lotta people moving! Buildings about to get them?

  19. Good photos...but my knees ache just looking at them!

  20. In answer to your question, no you should start Christmas shopping before the 23rd of December......but I guess it could be worse and you only starting on December 24th!!

    Great movement shots by the way!

  21. @Jan: that day I recall that I took a hundred shots.

    @Judy: they certainly fit.

    @Cheryl: they're ugly enough to fit in a monster movie.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @RedPat: I liked them.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Norma: you're probably not the only one!

    @Gill: of course it's more fun to do it at the last minute.

    @Deb: thanks!

  22. Moving, moving, moving right along motion.

  23. Nice shots. I wish I was a runner, sometimes.

  24. Some people look a bit awkward in stop-action. I'm sure I would.

  25. neat photos
    I myself am a serious walker on good days getting 5 kms a day :)

  26. You're right about those buildings in the background!
    Though I walk regularly, the sight of all those long-striding runners makes me feel old and kind of lame.

  27. @Mari: lots of motion!

    @Randy: I'm a walker. I can easily do 5K and 10K, but that's at a walking pace.

    @Linda: I probably would.

    @Jenn: I get a fair amount of walking in each day.

    @Kay: there's a lot of running clubs in this city.