Sunday, October 30, 2016

Unfocused And Needing A Dark Knight

I took these shots on Good Friday back in March while on Parliament Hill, considering the idea of using them for the Out Of Focus theme day. It was the bare hint of a reflection on the surface of the snow- a coating of freezing rain that had come down on top of it- that made me think of the potential for the surface itself being out of focus. When you see the Parliament buildings reflected on the ice, you only really see the outline of the buildings, no detail. I chose something else for the theme, but wanted to hold onto these for a lead-in post.

And now for something completely different... this sign was recently outside a pub in the Glebe.


  1. I'm ignorant to the whole clown thing.

    Loved the first shot.

  2. I love this dark and gloomy series!

  3. I love these photos and the last one made me really laugh :D

  4. Where's my bat spotlight when I need it?

  5. The first image is my favorite, nicely composed. I like the sign in the last image, sad but true about the super villain running for president.

  6. Some nicely focused shots here, William! It looks sooooo cold! And that sign, sheesh: We have a super villain running for president and it looks like he's going to lose. If, god forbid, he wins, perhaps you can help us find a place to live in Ottawa?

  7. looks really cold! Lovely images especially the 1st one!

  8. cool flame. well, i guess i should say hot flame. but any who. ha. ha!! ( ;

  9. What a good idea for the theme.. thanks William you've given me a other idea to explore before Tuesday ☺ I love, love, love the sign, so spot on for this moment in time!

  10. @Whisk: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Debs: I had the same reaction.

    @Stuart: paging Bruce Wayne...

    @Bill: hopefully the supervillain gets his comeuppance. Among other things, I have a blog written up that I can't post at the other blog if he wins.

    @Lowell: I think many would be heading to Canada!

    @Nancy: it was cold that day.

    @Beth: that flame is always on.

    @Grace: very spot on!

    @Tex: and we need the Bat!

  11. I love the solitude of the photos!


  12. The icy glaze creates a very special effect. I little out of focus adds to the mood.

  13. You had me scared with all that snow and ice....thought it was now....

  14. These terror clowns are in our country as well. I think they're awful.

  15. Snow and freezing rain--already????

    Love the Batman sign!

  16. @Janis: there weren't many people around that day.

    @Red: thanks!

    @Pat: not yet, though we did have snow the other day.

    @Marleen: it's an odd sort of craze.

    @Norma: not yet!

  17. Looks like it was a very cold day.

  18. Looks mysterious and spooky, perfect for Halloween!

  19. Oooohhhh, that looks cold! But my heart was warmed by the friendly bar sign!

  20. Delightful view of the snow-bound parliament buildings from the contrasting fire in the foreground. And o what a sign with political punch.

  21. Nice shots of the ice! I like that sign!

  22. I like that first shot of fire and ice.
    If you come across Batman could you send him south? We could use all the help we can get.

  23. @Sharon: it was.

    @Eve: thanks!

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Annette: thanks!

    @Catalyst: the staff had quite a sense of humour.

    @Revrunner: not quite yet!

    @Gemma: I keep telling myself: just a few more days.

    @Mari: it was!

    @Lois: definitely!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: he's much needed!

  24. The sign is priceless, great photos!