Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Last Light Of Dusk On The Bridge

A few days after my post from yesterday, I was looking out my window around sunset and noticed the quality of light in the sky. I headed out to the Bank Street Bridge hoping to catch the last light of the day over the Canal after the sun itself was down. I got there in time.

Coming down the north side of the bridge into the Glebe, I paused to take this shot of the Lansdowne Park development. As much as I dislike the project, it made for an interesting shot in this light.

This is the pond linked to the Canal as you can see in the first shots, but time was starting to run out on that light in the west.

Turning around, we take in a view of the bridge itself as a boat travels underneath.

And back on the bridge, this was the last of the light. Within five minutes, as I had returned over to the south side of the Canal to take shots of the bridge, the light was gone.


  1. I sense Northern Winter insinuating itself!

  2. What beautiful reflections. Love the sky and all the shades of blue!

  3. It's amazing how fast the light disappears at this time. Lovely reflections on the water and the bridge view, fabulouso!

  4. I agree. I like that first shot, especially.

  5. This time of the year you have very beautiful skies in the evening.

  6. A very different light, but the reflections are still interesting.

  7. Waiting sometimes brings forth the best. I like you last frame.

  8. You really nailed this one. The light was right.

  9. @Linda: thank you!

    @Cloudia: it doesn't quite feel like it today!

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Grace: it was so fast- just faded quickly.

    @Revrunner: thank you!

    @Marianne: this one I'm glad I headed out for, and that the light lasted as long as it did.

    @VP: I thought the contrast of the two sunsets were good to post back to back.

    @Birdman: thanks!

    @Red: it certainly was.

  10. Wonderful photos ! Doesn't take long for the sun to sink below the horizon now . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  11. You managed to capture all these beautiful sunsets images! Really gorgeous, love the sky and the lights.

  12. Such beautiful sceneries around sunset.
    The reflection of lights and sky on water is really gorgeous!

  13. So beautiful night lights.

    I've returned from my vacation in Switzerland.

  14. I love night photography so you made my day! What wonderful sights! And fall must be coming - love your new header, too!

  15. love it when the skies & clouds play around like this!!! very cool! ( ;

  16. They're all good...but I like your new header best!

  17. Love love love! Means the days are getting shorter!!!!!

  18. Those photos are so calm and tranquil. It is as if you are in the city alone, the king of the kingdom.


  19. These are amazing! I love reflection shots :)

  20. Great shots William, I particularly like the first one, this is my favourite time of day to shoot..

  21. @Country Gal: thank you!

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Tamago: some days like this, the view is amazing. Not so much on a humid day.

    @Orvokki: it had been awhile since I'd photographed there in the evening.

    @Lowell: it was time to switch the header, and I thought of this area. It's the Arboretum, a park area not far from my place. I took the photo about two years ago.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Whisk: thank you!

    @Marleen: I certainly thought so.

    @RedPat: it definitely is.

    @Ciel: they are getting shorter.

    @Janis: they do have that kind of feel to them.

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Meradeth: so do I.

  22. Nice shots! I like the calm water, reflections of the lights and the light in the western sky.

  23. love the reflections of the sky on the water. Very pretty.

  24. So glad you got there when you did William! I love the light and the reflections.

  25. Terrific photos. Love the light changes.

  26. Great light, and nice compositions, especially 1, 3 and 4.

  27. Gorgeous shots! You found the perfect light of the day and the reflections are a great bonus.

  28. And I like your colorful new header, too!

  29. Oh excellent photos!!! You caught the time of the day just beautifully

  30. @Geoff: it's a great time of day to photograph.

    @Pamela: thank you!

    @Gill: thanks!

    @Lois: thank you!

    @Mari: and it doesn't take long before that light is gone.

    @Jack: thanks!

    @Kay: and it doesn't take much to change the water- the passage of that boat got the water choppy again.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @EG: a pleasure to show them.

  31. Enchanting lighting over the canal - especially in the first 2 and last photos. And love the colours in your autumn header. Beautiful scene.

  32. It's lovely seeing these. Very striking.