Saturday, April 11, 2015

The National Art Gallery

Taken last weekend in Major's Hill Park, this view of the National Art Gallery shows some of the melting snow. My camera was misbehaving a little, but I like the effect regardless.


  1. nice looking shot
    hope your camera is alright :)

  2. I like how the little corner on the bottom left turned out.

  3. I like it too

    ALOHA from Honolulu,

  4. Because you gives a lot of work to your machine and ... of course! it complains. =:).


  5. The snow patches look like some white clouds have found an earth bound home.

  6. Love the little patches of melting snow. They make everything look shiny!

  7. Great sunny view. Spring is near!

  8. Goodness when does it get warmer in your part of the world

  9. Great shot, William. I'm sure those of you in the North are very happy to see all the snow melting away.

  10. This photo turned out well, William. I'm liking your camera's creative ways.

  11. Love this photo! You have had a long winter. It's hard to imagine snow at this time of year.

    Thanks, William, for all of your comments. They are always appropriate and meaningful and very much appreciated.

  12. adds your own vignette to the photo! :)

  13. Spring can't be far away now. Hang on, William!

  14. I like the look of that building.

  15. Good image for a contrary camera!

  16. Ah, National Art Gallery. I was in the national Art Gallery when it was in the old building -1967. I still remembe the tour and how many interesting pieces of Canadian art were there. in one place.

  17. Looks a lot like spring here. I think I might shovel my deck today. hahahaha

  18. @Jen: it's the shutter. Most shots are just fine, but every once in awhile one turns out like that. Usually I see it on the screen and can just brush against the shutter, but sometimes I miss it. I have one coming up that has the same effect.

    @Whisk: it adds a bit of a dreamy look to the shot.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Tomas: it usually serves its purpose, and I was glad to get several shots in the park that day.

    @Gemma: we still have some snow here and there, but a lot of it, particularly in places that get a lot of sunlight, is gone.

    @Halcyon: it does make for nice reflections!

    @Marleen: particularly with wildlife. For me chipmunks are the first real sign of spring settling in, and they showed up out of hibernation last weekend.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Marleen: I have others from the park, and while it is possible that snow might fall again before spring really asserts itself, I might not photograph that.

    @Mo: this has been a long winter!

    @Revrunner: definitely!

  19. @Hilary: it certainly had that going on.

    @Jennifer: eventually it does melt!

    @Linda: it'll be back sooner or later.

    @EG: it's a wee bit eccentric, but I like it.

    @Lowell: for us, snow in April is still a given.

    @Tex: it does!

    @Jan: it'll show eventually!

    @Sharon: I must get inside sometime and photograph.

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Red: I'll have to look up and find out where the older building was. I think this one dates to the eighties.

    @Birdman: spring in northern climes means snow!

  20. I like the effect too. Spring is just around the corner for you.

  21. Very nice photo. Nice to see the melting snow!

  22. A really beautiful image, good luck with your camera!

  23. Spring at last. Love the geometry of the photo.


  24. It's a beautiful picture! And it's nice to see snow melting, isn't it? :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. I like the effect. Now, if they had build that a bit differently, you'd have a copy of the London gherkin in Ottawa! Lovely view!

  26. @MB: though I still expect another snowfall!

    @Pamela: I don't think we'll see a serious snowfall that sticks around, but we might still see some here and there for a few days.

    @VP: usually it behaves itself!

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @RedPat: something like that tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the Canadian responses, given the building I'm highlighting.

    @Ciel: I'll look for pics of that online. I think I've seen it at some point.

  27. A nice effect and if I haven't said so before, your header shot is gorgeous with all those tulips.

  28. i love the top - very cool. do you still have snow? wow ... i know you like it though. i think you prefer it, if i remember right??! ( :
    have a great weekend!

  29. What a gorgeous building! I imagine that art looks very good with the building's natural light.

  30. My camera has been inconsistent lately. Sigh!

  31. I agree with Kay.... Just what I would have written:)

  32. Nice to see the melting snow, winter is gone !
    Beautiful building !

  33. @Denise: thanks!

    @Geoff: it is a wonderful building.

    @Beth: and this year we still have snow.

    @Randy: that it is.

    @Kay: it does indeed.

    @Linda: this is a previous camera that I use rarely. It was eccentric.

    @Gunn: thank you.

    @Karl: it takes a long time to go.

    @Jackie: thanks!

    @Cheryl: eventually!