Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Twilight

Late one day in February, I was on the Bank Street Bridge passing over the Rideau Canal; the look of the sky at dusk caught my eye. I photographed it in several exposures: normal, aqua, black and white, sepia, and negative. Walking on, I photographed the sky again over Aylmer Avenue, beside the nearby Southminster United Church.

36 comments:

  1. Oh I dig that and even got a little flashback action scrolling through them!

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  2. It's a beautiful sky no matter how you show it William!

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  3. Marvelous shots !. This is own of a master in photografy.

    Tomás.

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  4. Very dramatic sky William, I think the b & w for me...

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  5. Great pictures! It's fun to see the scenery in different setting. I really like black and white picture!

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  6. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Grace: I enjoy photographing from here.

    @Tomas: thank you.

    @Geoff: that sky was irresistable.

    @Tamago: it is fun!

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  7. I guess I'm very "traditional" this time, the 1st photo is my preferred.

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  8. Great sky, William, I prefer the first and the third picture.

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  9. You learn from trying different things. So an interesting sky presents opportunities. It looks like the canal is blocked for skating?

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  10. You got some very dramatic looks.

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  11. @Karl: mine too. Of the alternatives, I think I'd make more use out of black and white.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Red: that particular day skating was blocked west of the bridge, and there were no skaters present in the scene below. Right now you wouldn't dare step on that ice- there are in fact open spots to the west of this location.

    @VP: a lot of people are.

    @Sharon: indeed! One can't go wrong with sunsets.

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  12. Great photos of the amazing sky!

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  13. No more ice skating then? Love all the pics and what you have done with them.

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  14. While I usually like fiddling around with pics, in this case I prefer the natural one!

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  15. Those pretty sky colours seem to melt together.

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  16. awesome!! i was going to pick a fave but then it seems they all have their own great points?! ( :

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  17. I like the black and white and the sepia. A great way to see what it all looks like in the different settings.

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  18. I like all the treatments, but the first shot is still the best!

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  19. @Nancy: thanks!

    @Denise: well, I do have one or two more random ice skaters in coming posts, but they were from photos taken before the Canal was closed for the season.

    @Ciel: I do as well.

    @RedPat: I figured some would go for sepia. Not a surprise that negative isn't a favourite one.

    @Gemma: it was a beautiful sky that day.

    @Beth: they do!

    @Bill: it is a good way. I think I'd make the most use of black and white. I should try photographing Centre Block in black and white soon.

    @Halcyon: thank you!

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  20. Well, you know how I enjoy playing with photos...so I like all of them because each brings a special quality to the scene!

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  21. Oh I just love playing around with color and such. I do like the first one best.
    MB

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  22. Very beautiful, William, and I love your new header! :)

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  23. New here but I too adore that header. Quite stunning

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  24. The black and white made me think of the Seine in France. Interesting that color transports us to different places. I liked the sepia and the aqua one too.

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  25. Looks like the hole in the ozone layer. ;-)

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  26. @Marleen: thanks.

    @Lowell: I like it too. Makes me wonder what the Mona Lisa would look like in negative.

    @MB: thank you!

    @Linda: it was time for a new header.

    @John: thank you! We have a large tulip festival here each May.

    @Eve: of the variations, I can see myself working with black and white more.

    @Revrunner: I can see that!

    @Mari: thanks!

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  27. Beautiful shots! I like all of the different versions, but the first one is still my favorite.

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  28. Fun! I like the "normal" views with the black and white a close second.

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  29. Neat! I like the normal and the sepia best.

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  30. I keep meaning to try things like this, but...stuff gets in the way!

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