Friday, April 8, 2016

Winter To Spring, Eventually

I mentioned in yesterday's post about photographing Central Park and the Rideau Canal at different points for contrast. First, I took these shots looking west and east, a day or two after yesterday's post, in March.


By contrast, these are the views west and east, early this week.


This is the Rideau Canal, looking east, photographed on the same day as the first shots of Central Park, followed by one several days later, and the third also on this past Monday. While the most recent shots of the park and the Canal may look more springlike, the temperatures were below freezing that day.


The final pic, by contrast, was taken on Wednesday. To quote my Dutch great-grandfather, "...does the winter ever end in this country?"

31 comments:

  1. Pretty series, William, and can you guess my favourite? Your last photo! :)

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  2. Our weather has been changing back and forth too.

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  3. Nice to see winter slowly change into spring.

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  4. Lovely photos! So interesting how things change in such a short space of time.

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  5. That last photo looks like it could have been taken 100 years ago. Soon... it will be spring.

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. We do not have the four seasons here, so we missed a lot and not able to see the changing from one season to another. Love all your photos of the changing seasons.

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  7. It's not always cold in Canada! ;-)

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  8. love the last shot best-est ... a Central Park just like New York. neat-O!! have a great weekend. ( :

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  9. It's the same here in Nashua, NH with wondering if and when spring will come and stay. We had one day of very warm temps about 2 weeks ago, then snow and downpours thia week. Yiur scenes do make it seem like winter is still there.

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  10. I enjoyed the views taken in the different times of the year! But my goodness, the last picture...! Seriously, winter doesn't seem to end there!

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  11. Some glimpses of spring are visible...

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  12. awww. spring will get there. :)

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  13. Great comparisons! More snow here today.

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  14. @Linda: thanks!

    @Linda: today it's more snow.

    @Jan: if only it stayed spring.

    @Denise: all that snow we lost seems to have come back.

    @Janis: thus far it has been a weird spring.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Halcyon: not always!

    @Beth: our Central Park is a good deal smaller!

    @Beatrice: it has been consistently cold here lately.

    @Tamago: it does seem to be holding on.

    @VP: they were until the snow returned.

    @Tex: eventually!

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  15. So...there IS greenery in Canada!

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  16. Great shots of the contrast in the same angles.

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  17. I like your grandfather's quote. Now you need a summer photo of these areas. You show some nice contrasts.

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  18. Spring is trying to sneak through.

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  19. @Furry Gnome: we're getting snow as well.

    @Norma: eventually, though it doesn't feel like it today!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Red: I can do that this summer.

    @Sharon: and it's having a hard time of it at present.

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  20. Nice contrast pics, William. Winter doesn't want to leave us!

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  21. I think I'm with Ciel on this...interesting pictures William...

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  22. @RedPat: it doesn't feel like it will leave today!

    @Ciel: so do I.

    @Lauren: thanks!

    @Geoff: thank you.

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  23. Amazing contrasts. In support of the wintry views, there is a beautiful sense of peace and calm that is quite refreshing.

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  24. Well, at least there was some bare ground. :-)

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  25. Desert weather is changing just as rapidly. Great photos.

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  26. Feels like in our area, we are getting more snow in spring, than we did here in the winter.

    Weird!

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  27. These shots really show how your spring comes in fits and starts. I think your grandfather had it right.

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  28. Nice to see the different seasons on the same subject, William, beautiful series!

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  29. @Gemma: I quite agree.

    @Revrunner: for a few days, anyway!

    @Mari: spring can do that in many climates.

    @Whisk: it actually feels colder these days than it did in February.

    @Kay: I think so!

    @Karl: thanks!

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