Friday, March 20, 2015

West View

And across the street from yesterday's shots, here we have views west on the final day of skating the Canal.


I really like the dramatic skies in these two shots. I'm finishing this series from the bridge tomorrow.



42 comments:

  1. That is the most dramatic one yet, Wm


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Huge big skating channel, fantastic. Previous pictures are also wonderful.
    The sky is often different in different directions. Here it heralds maybe the rain..
    Hugs

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  3. Beautiful sky William.
    What a super winter fun thing to do.
    Is the Canal only open to skate to a certain date and then it is closed for spring ?

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Man I wish I were skating out there!

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  5. Can I skate there, or I must have permission from the council? (just kidding).

    Tomás.

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  6. No thaw yet then, spring is here the flowers are coming out

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  7. Did you get around to skating the canal this year?

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  8. This is such a great place to skate!

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  9. Wonderful shots of the last skaters and that dramatic sky

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  10. Very nice view at the sky and the ice field.

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  11. Absolutely lovely, so bright.

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  12. Looks amazing William. Have you shown these views in summer when the water is running ?

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  13. Sad to see it end, but at least spring is on the way!

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  14. i do like the contrast in bright snow to murky skies. :)

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  15. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Orvokki: well, there's only been snow since I took these shots.

    @Parsnip: they base the decision on the thickness of the ice, the expected weather, and how much longer they can realistically keep the ice open. Had it not been for a couple days of warm ups last week that pretty much ended the season, they might well have kept it open through this week. Still, it was a good skating season.

    @Stuart: there is a lot of skating surface.

    @Tomas: no problem at all!

    @Bill: we're still covered with snow, and below freezing temperatures.

    @Halcyon: I never learned how to skate, but I have walked on the Canal numerous times this winter.

    @Luis: it certainly is.

    @Jan: I was pleased by how it turned out in the shots.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Gill: so did I.

    @Peter: thanks!

    @Grace: oh, yes, I've shot here before in summer and fall. I used an image from here for my banner when I started. I'll photograph from the bridge again as spring unfolds.

    @Lois: eventually, anyway!

    @Tex: with just the right amount of sunlight peeking through.

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  16. That sky looks very threatening! Glad spring comes today! Yes yes yes!

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  17. Such a great view! It must be so much fun to skate there instead of small link.
    I agree the sky looks very dramatic, and so beautiful!

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  18. Lovely from every angle but too cold for me!

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  19. These could make for a good Christmas card, William!

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  20. Hmm, don't like the look of those grey skies.

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  21. The dramatic skies are great. It was quite the winter! Happy Spring!!

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  22. The end of another season but I guess it's time. The canal will hopefully start to thaw soon. Beautiful photos in both posts!

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  23. I couldn't get any pics to come up so I had to go another route. Great shots but zooming in on the people by the steps---I think that would be a good shot too.
    Nice series.
    MB

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  24. Great views, as always... It doesn't exactly look like spring!

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  25. @Cheryl: spring seems far off here.

    @Sharon: I imagine the outdoor rinks around the parks here will also be closing up, if they're not already done so.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Tamago: there is plenty of room.

    @Eve: cold is a good thing though.

    @RedPat: they could, yes.

    @Revrunner: we sometimes get ominous skies, but nothing comes of it.

    @Jen: spring seems still elusive in these parts.

    @Pamela: I'll be keeping an eye on it. I'd like to photograph its progress in thawing out again.

    @MB: I had a problem like that for a couple of days on another blog.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @VP: definitely not.

    @Ciel: it seems rather sturm und drang, doesn't it?

    @Anna: that's the question. I photographed at a park today and yesterday, but the scenes remain winterlike.

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  26. I agree William the skies are superb..

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  27. As long as the snow stays in the photographs, I'm okay with that.

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  28. I'd love to skate that canal. If you're going to hang on to Winter that's the way to do it. What a view

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  29. I love that sky in your photos, William!

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  30. Oh, those winter skies! They can be so dramatic. These are great shots of them.

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  31. The curve of the canal draws my eyes into the photos nicely. Looks rather lonely out there with only a fe skaters. Now we can "look forward to" the first muddy days of spring. :))

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  32. reminds me of the Ice-Road Truckers on a smaller scale

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  33. This looks familiar....I'm with Norma...

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