Thursday, January 15, 2015

Another View West

From the same bridge as yesterday's post, this was photographed in the afternoon on another day last winter. Clear skies make quite a difference.


34 comments:

  1. Light! People! Action!



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  2. I'm in an error, I thought it was the photo of yesterday. (kidding, William)

    Tomás.

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  3. Brrr! Skating in the shadows. I'd head toward the sunlit sections.

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  4. Lovely shadows in this photo, William!

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  5. I prefer yesterday's weather to skate... not so cold and no dazzle from strong sunlight.

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  6. i've never ice skated before. i bet it is great exercise. i guess the thing i have always wanted to try out are those snow shoes. i think my Grandma had a pair ... as a kid i always thought they were cool. but we never had enough snow to use them. ( :

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  7. @Cloudia: I like that quote!

    @Tomas: I thought it interesting to contrast the two.

    @Revrunner: not much warmer there!

    @EG: thanks!

    @Karl: that would be problematic.

    @Beth: I"ve used snowshoes. They take a bit of getting used to at first, but they're a good way to travel on snow.

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  8. Fantastic place for skating.
    In childhood and early youth rode skating on rivers and streams.
    If someone wanted to ride on the river today, soon there would be a city guard and would give fine.

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  9. The light makes all the difference William.. Skating looks so much fun..

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  10. I love the streaks of light on the ice.

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  11. @Mariusz: there are some people who skate on the Rideau River- you see a hockey rink set up, for example, or over on the Ottawa River, but I just wouldn't trust river ice in the way that I trust Canal ice.

    @Grace: with the inevitable spills. I saw one of the roving medics that skate the Canal regularly looking for someone who might have a twisted ankle.

    @Sharon: it certainly makes for a different image.

    @Jen: thanks!

    @VP: we so rarely seem to get blue skies in the winter, so any chance to photograph on such a day is welcome.

    @Tex: it certainly is.

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  12. No doubt the sun lured more people out, too!

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  13. Blue sky and snow...perfect in my book :).

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  14. A really beautiful winter view, William!

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  15. What I love about skating on this canal is that one could really get a head of steam up and just continue on down the canal instead of braking to take a curve every few minutes! Great fun!

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  16. It must be so much fun to skate along there!

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  17. Clear skies, long shadows. What a great commute alternative!

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  18. I keep wishing I knew how to skate! I said yesterday that I'd like to commute like this but I don't even know how to!

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  19. @Cheryl: it does bring people out!

    @Lauren: me too.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Lowell: here the curves tend to be gradual and graceful.

    @RedPat: many people love skating it!

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Kay: those long shadows late in the day are quite photogenic.

    @Ciel: And I've never learned. It somehow seems un-Canadian not to know how to skate.

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  20. Gorgeous long streaks of shadow on the snow, creating delightful arty patterns.

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  21. hey, i wanted to say about the Prince of Wales hotel we were told by several folks that it is indeed haunted. but we saw nothing that would give us that clue. it is always windy there. & the windows & doors shake often. i am not sure if that is what they think is a ghost or what? i have always wanted to see a ghost(s) but never had the chance. my mom thinks i am silly. but i makes ya wonder??! ( :

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  22. I think you have more skaters this time.

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  23. Lovely photo, but it still looks freezing cold to me.

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  24. The clear skies do make a difference. I like the shadows too!

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  25. @Gemma: shadows in the winter seem more crisp.

    @Beth: I've felt a ghost, and my flatmate and I think we've got a ghostly housemate who likes to listen to the blues.

    @Red: in this case, yes!

    @Mari: freezing is good!

    @Lois: so did I.

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  26. Looks like a pretty day for skating!

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  27. Love the winter colors and the path leading west. People commute on this highway? I would love to try this.

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  28. Looks wonderful way to spend your winter time.
    Lovely photo.

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  29. ca doit etre un delice une telle place ;o)

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