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.
I'm ignorant to the whole clown thing.ReplyDelete
Loved the first shot.
I love this dark and gloomy series!ReplyDelete
I love these photos and the last one made me really laugh :DReplyDelete
Where's my bat spotlight when I need it?ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Brrrr....it looks really cold! Lovely images especially the 1st one!ReplyDelete
cool flame. well, i guess i should say hot flame. but any who. ha. ha!! ( ;ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
@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!
I love the solitude of the photos!ReplyDelete
The icy glaze creates a very special effect. I little out of focus adds to the mood.ReplyDelete
You had me scared with all that snow and ice....thought it was now....ReplyDelete
These terror clowns are in our country as well. I think they're awful.ReplyDelete
Snow and freezing rain--already????ReplyDelete
Love the Batman sign!
@Janis: there weren't many people around that day.ReplyDelete
@Pat: not yet, though we did have snow the other day.
@Marleen: it's an odd sort of craze.
@Norma: not yet!
Looks like it was a very cold day.ReplyDelete
Looks mysterious and spooky, perfect for Halloween!ReplyDelete
Love the sign!ReplyDelete
Awesome shot of Parliament!ReplyDelete
Oooohhhh, that looks cold! But my heart was warmed by the friendly bar sign!ReplyDelete
I was going to say. . . winter?ReplyDelete
Delightful view of the snow-bound parliament buildings from the contrasting fire in the foreground. And o what a sign with political punch.ReplyDelete
It flat looks cold.ReplyDelete
That sign is awesome!ReplyDelete
Nice shots of the ice! I like that sign!ReplyDelete
I like that first shot of fire and ice.ReplyDelete
If you come across Batman could you send him south? We could use all the help we can get.
@Sharon: it was.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: me too.
@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!
@Kay: he's much needed!
The sign is priceless, great photos!ReplyDelete