Monday, November 24, 2014

The Bridge

My post from the other day on the sunset over the Rideau Canal got me thinking. I've taken many shots either from on this bridge, or of the bridge and its surroundings. The Bank Street Bridge crosses the Canal, emerging from the Glebe on the north side and going into Old Ottawa South on the south side. This evening shot of the bridge is from my archives. Water in the Canal has been lowered for the season.

Many of you know Stefan from Photos from Haninge. Stefan regularly features images of a specific tree in his area, this being his most recent post. Given that I've already got quite a wealth of pics of or from this bridge, I've decided to make this location a recurring theme. The bridge offers up plenty of photo ops in any season.


  1. Brilliant !
    Looking at something from a different angle is always interesting.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. This photo is marvellous ... how light is reflected in the river !...
    It's great, is professional, of course!


  3. wow!! I could gaze at this photo a long time
    I like the reflections too

  4. Interesting shot. It's fascinating to look at the same place or thing at different times and from different perspectives.

  5. Bank Street runs from Wellington Street to Tim Hortons? How many kms has approximately ?, Is a curiosity.

  6. I follow Stefan's blog and enjoy every posting of his old tree. I think you can have a lot of fun with the recurring bridge theme. Keep on clicking.

  7. Setting yourself a possily onerous task here, William. Mighty big shoes to fill ...

  8. I nearly always enjoy lights of bridges reflected on water.

  9. That is a nice photo of the light under the bridge.

  10. Wonderful shot, William, I like the colours and the reflecting lights.

  11. What a good idea William.. this shot with the arches lit from underneath is fabulous.

  12. The lights look so lovely in the dark.

  13. Good idea, William, to make this location a recurring theme.

  14. @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Tomas: thank you.

    @Jen: so did I.

    @Mike: given that I cross that bridge most days, it seems an ideal recurring theme.

    @Tomas: it runs very, very far before it changes its name. I think it carries on all the way down to the St. Lawrence River.

    @Andy: thank you!

    @Julie: quite true, Stefan's been at this awhile!

    @Revrunner: we have no shortage of bridges here.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you!

    @EG: thanks!

    @Sharon: thank you.

    @Grace: it's one of my favourites from that location.

    @Orvokki: they certainly do.

    @Karl: it seemed fitting.

  15. really nice light and reflections!

  16. This reminds me of some of the images I've seen of the bridges in Paris at night.

  17. Now that's the first bridge I've seen with lights underneath. I'm sure there will be many good shots from this location.

  18. That is a good idea. I like seeing the changing seasons and the contrasting beauty that each holds.

  19. @Luis: thanks!

    @Tex: the light beneath the bridge is one of the things that attracts me to it.

    @Jackie: thank you!

    @Norma: I can see that.

    @Red: and in many seasons.

    @Birdman: thank you.

    @Judy: the bridge and its surroundings offer a lot of different opportunities for that.

  20. A beautiful image, with very nice reflections!

  21. Hello, William! This photo seems to have been taken at the absolutely perfect moment. Kudos!

  22. Agree with Optimistic....beautiful in blue.

  23. A wonderful night shot! Great reflections, too! I shall look forward to more shots.

  24. Beautiful shots of light and reflection. MB

  25. It looks elegant with its reflection.

  26. That's a good start! I love Stefan's tree series!

  27. Lovely! A recurring theme can be a wonderful challenge if it's a subject you likw.

  28. @VP: thanks!

    @OE: thank you!

    @Bibi: if we'd had a theme day about blue, that would be a good choice!

    @Lowell: more to come!

    @MB: thanks!

    @Whisk: thank you!

    @Marleen: yes, it does.

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Ciel: so do I!

    @Kay: and I like this one.

  29. A real pretty shot, especially at this time of night with the lights lit up so beautifully.

  30. Once again there is an eerie quality to your photo. Love it.

  31. The bridge -- and the whole canal -- are great subjects.

  32. Love the night reflections. I like the idea of using this bridge as a recurring theme, I think it will work well!

  33. Good choice for a recurring shot, I look forward to seeing it in all seasons.

  34. From this angle the lights look the open jaws of a big water creature. Like your inspiration from Steffe's pictures of the Old Tree.

  35. I've skated under here many times!

  36. Like the reflections

  37. @Denise: thanks!

    @Janis: I can see that.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Beth: so do I.

    @Randy: thanks!

    @Jack: they are.

    @Halcyon: I've now photographed it many times.

    @Peter: thank you!

    @Spiderdama: thanks!

    @ODP: it made sense to me!

    @Jennifer: and I've walked it.

    @Tahiti: so do I.