Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lit Waters

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for November 1st is Out Of Focus. And a suggestion for the December theme day, what with that being Transition, if you've still got fall colours around, photograph a grove of trees now, and then a month from now. I've already selected the subject of the last shots for today as my take for that second theme day.

The sun's getting up later these days, so I'm able to photograph around dawn. I crossed Bronson Avenue, here where the Rideau Canal widens into Dow's Lake, early one September morning, photographing west into the lake, and then east over the Canal.

On another day, further east, I crossed the Bank Street Bridge late in the afternoon and liked the interplay of sunlight and clouds over the Canal. Both versions seemed to appeal to me.


  1. Beautiful water! And your skies look spectacular!

  2. You captured the scene in a fabulous way! I love them all.

  3. These pictures are noticed they are of a professional, are magnificent.


  4. Very nice photos of the sunrise, stunning skies.

  5. Great photos! You have captured them beautifully!

  6. What a calm, tranquil contrast to the photos of the last few days.

    So peaceful!


  7. Super shots William.. as your days are getting shorter mine are growing longer, it's light at 5am here and getting earlier every day!

  8. @Linda: thanks!

    @Betty: thank you.

    @Tomas: thanks.

    @Marianne: it was a pleasant day.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Janis: a big contrast.

    @Grace: we are definitely losing daylight.

    @Tex: thanks!

  9. Glorious morning shots, William. Love that sun sparking up the sky...and the glass-like surface of the water...very beautiful, all of it!

  10. Nice shot with clear sky and vapor trails crossing one another. It's awfully dark here when I get up in the morning.

  11. Wonderful sunrise shots! I love the tint in the sky.

  12. @Karl: they were.

    @Lowell: it was a calm morning. Even a bit of fog on the water.

    @Red: It's getting up well past seven this morning. Today though I have no idea when it was up- we've got overcast conditions.

    @Halcyon: they certainly were.

    @Sharon: so do I.

  13. Lovely shots, William. I particularly like the sun on photos 4 and 5.

  14. Nice photos! That is one good thing about the later start to the day that we can get out and take sunrise photos. lol

  15. These convey such a feeling of serenity....

  16. These are lovely shots, William!

  17. @Mike: it's always a good idea to have a camera along- otherwise that sky would be a distant memory.

    @Pamela: I certainly would not be taking sunrise shots in late June!

    @Norma: they do, yes.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Mo: thanks!

    @RedPat: I thought so too.

  18. awesome shots!! so gorgeous. you know the saying "you are on the ball" ... you are that William, but then i thought, wait? what the heck does that mean? i think i need to google it to make sure i am not saying anything silly. what i mean is thanks for being quick on the drawl lately. nice! ( ;

  19. These are very cool. I love when the light is just so. Makes for fun shots.

  20. Yep, I gotta a couple dawn shots coming , too. I'm missing the sunlight already.

  21. Rideau is lucky to have such a chronicler!

  22. @Beth: thanks!

    @Janey: thank you.

    @Whisk: I love that too.

    @Revrunner: I've got other dawn shots coming. I look forward to yours.

    @Catalyst: thanks!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

  23. I liked the cross star effect in the last photos. Soon enough we will be seeing skaters on the frozen canal, but for now it really looks fall-like.

  24. Both versions are wonderful. I especially like those last two shots. The water in all of them looks so glasslike and peaceful.