Monday, November 30, 2015

Changing Colours Along The Rideau Canal

I am closing out the month and ending this series of fall colours with my perch on the Bank Street Bridge, over the Rideau Canal, with views both to the east and west over the fall season, giving you comparison views of how the season went on. The first two were early on.

This was a bit later.

And later still...

These two west views, late in the fall colour season, also gives you a sense of the difference in water levels once the Canal has been lowered for the winter.

I finish my fall shots with two holdovers- this oak tree stands outside Southminster United Church, which of course is next to the Bank Street Bridge.

While this fall shot was outside Notre Dame Basilica.


  1. Gold at the end of the journey!

    Warm ALOHA,


  2. nice to look at these shots when the window already snow

  3. Some words only : very nice shots !


  4. Fun to see the colors fanning out.

  5. Nice to see the changing colours with tht day lights.

  6. Amazing to see the trees slowly changing colour as the days pass William, that's a really good spot you have there to record the seasonal changes.

  7. Interesting to see the changes progress.

  8. Wonderful series of the changing colours.

  9. Kind of like delayed action photography.

  10. A nice treat to see the changes from early to late fall.

  11. You have an interesting way to show the fall colors off by centering it with the canal. It's also interesting how the canal water color changes as the level is lowered.

  12. I would love to walk there. The sequence of colours is great!

  13. Várias e diferentes tonalidades incríveis
    Uma diferença espetacular
    Um abraço e boa semana

  14. @Cloudia: indeed!

    @Linda: I had fun with this series.

    @Mariusz: and we're due for snow tomorrow!

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Revrunner: this spot felt like a good one for showing the season's progress.

    @Marianne: indeed. I wasn't always here at the same time of day.

    @Tex: and leadeth into winter!

    @Grace: it's a great spot for photography!

  15. @Tanya: I certainly thought so.

    @Sharon: it was a good idea to run along those lines, and I do enjoy photographing from there.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Linda: very much so.

    @EG: yes, the colours are never quite the same, one day to the next.

    @Red: it really does. The Canal is a different body of water in both cases, and different today, when it has a thin layer of ice.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Jose: thank you.

    @Ciel: a strong difference!

    @Gracita: thank you!

  16. These are all wonderful. I can't decide which one I like best.

  17. That canal is something priceless...right in the city, too. This is a nice series of shots at different times of the year.

  18. I agree with Lowell, the canal looks great at any time of the year rain or shine...

  19. Beautiful pictures...that blue water looks unreal! Here in Sicily it is still quite warm and it doesn't feel or look like autumn.

  20. Love the comparison photos. Trees changed colors so beautifully!

  21. Wonderful shots! I love the passage of time idea--I'm going to have to try and remember that for later on and try it myself!

  22. @Norma: thanks!

    @Marleen: I've always thought so. I was walking past it when the noon bells were ringing, looked back, saw the fall colours against the church... so the photo pretty much took itself.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Janey: it is.

    @Lowell: it is a jewel.

    @Geoff: it really does, yes.

    @Saucy Siciliana: thank you! Here it's settled right into cold and impending winter.

    @Tamago: they did, yes.

    @Meradeth: thank you!

  23. It's interesting to see the fall colors - and even more so to see the canal level go down. It's quite a dramatic difference over time.

  24. These are gorgeous shots. The canal is amazing and I love the contrasting colors.

  25. did i comment on this ... i didn't see my name. oops. it is cool to see the different colors. i love fall bestest ... i know not a word ... but it is fun to say either way. ( :

  26. @Tammie: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Kay: it is.

    @Lauren: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Jennifer: so do I.