Saturday, March 21, 2015


Finishing off this set from the Bank Street Bridge and the Canal, I have three shots of a favourite photographic subject. Southminster United Church looms above the Canal at the north end of Old Ottawa South.

I prefer to avoid photographing moving cars in a shot, but this one turned up, and somehow seemed fitting.

And over on the west side of the bridge, I have this view of the church and the Canal. I took another shot from here, but I'll save that one for a spring view in comparison. 


  1. For a moment I thought that first image was sepia. Nice looking church.

  2. It is fitting. You are a classic B&W photog with the stark winter landscapes

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  3. We have known The Bank Street Bridge, officially Known as the Bank Street Canal Bridge, inch by inch. Thanks to your
    daily descriptions.
    Have a good week end, William.


  4. Have enjoyed these posts of the bridge. I like the west view the best. Is there a limit to the number of skaters they allow on the canal at any one time?

  5. I think you are going to miss the ice and snow, William!

  6. we are getting to the "dirty" part of winter/spring, when everything is melting and it leaves piles of dirt everywhere.........

  7. Fab shots - i think I like the last one with the trees the best!

  8. Sometimes the cars give a photo perspective. Love the pics. Hate to see a church so close to a highway.

    Happy Saturday, William.


  9. it does 'loom' as quite large. :)

  10. William, I'll look forward to the spring view....we have seen so many snow pictures this winter! Great image on that last one.

  11. I do like the roadway in the foreground. My favorite building you've shown us is on your banner. Stunner!

  12. It's a wonderful old church William, can see why it's a favourite.. Looks so good in the third shot.

  13. @Linda: I do enjoy photographing that one, but I've never taken shots from that angle before.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Cloudia: these ones certainly have a black and white feel to them.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Fun60: not particularly. You might have tens of thousands of people on the ice at any given time on the weekends, but they're well spread out over nearly eight kilometres of skating surface.

    @EG: I definitely will!

    @Gill: yes, it's not pleasant to look at right now.

    @Audrey: one can never have too much snow.

    @Hilary: thanks!

    @Aimee: I do too.

    @Janis: well, in this case it works. The parkway below isn't that busy, but Bank Street is.

    @Tex: it's quite a sprawling church, really.

    @William: I will miss the winter though!

    @Birdman: Parliament will probably turn up on my spring banner as well, which I'd better post soon.

    @Grace: Thanks!

    @Norma: it is!

  14. It's such a beautiful church. My older sister was married there 30 some years ago.

  15. Looks cold! I like the last one the best.

  16. It still looks like winter out there.

  17. The last one is my favourite today, William, I specially like the lines in the landscape.

  18. My favourite is that last one, William. :)

  19. @Deb: it's a church with a lot of history and character.

    @Judy: that appears to be the consensus.

    @Sharon: this morning certainly seems wintery!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you!

  20. Keep warm and enjoy the weekend!

  21. I also like the last one the best ! Still winter there, ha?

  22. Hey, cars in the third photo too! I don't find a car in such a photo out of place. You had a fast enough speed to get the car in focus.

  23. Spring is a bit late up there... Amazing shots!

  24. I like the last view a lot, William!

  25. The last shot is my favourite (probably because the snow is visible!)

  26. Ciel took the words right out of my mouth !

  27. @Gunn: it's been a cool weekend thus far!

    @Karl: very much so. It might change in a couple of weeks. We will see.

    @Red: I got lucky with these shots. They almost seem as if they've stopped.

    @VP: spring will eventually turn up here.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Ciel: it certainly is.

    @Anna: that seems to be a consensus this time.

  28. Looks like your roads are actually holding up better than ours.

  29. I like the third shot best. It seems to tell more of a story.
    It looks like spring is taking its time arriving in Ottawa!

  30. I liked all the shots. Wonderful old church building.

  31. It's an impressive looking building for sure. I love the last image.

  32. That last shot could almost be a Christmas card!

  33. SO Purdy! Trees, snow, and a church make for absolute beauty...

  34. I like comparison photos! I shall wait with bated breath!

  35. @Revrunner: ours take some damage over a winter.

    @Kay: it usually takes its time.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Hilary: thank you.

    @Randy: that it is.

    @Cheryl: it could be!

    @Shelly: they do!

    @Jennifer: thanks!