Thursday, November 17, 2016

Grey Day

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for December is Transitions.

I went up to Parliament Hill one day to check out fall colours. It was a bleak day, though the fall colours stood out well enough. Here at the east side, the view also includes statues of Sir John A. Macdonald and Queen Elizabeth.


As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I took shots on several occasions above the locks of the Canal here. Those trees down at the base of the Hill near the Bytown Museum were quite bright.


I then headed into Major's Hill Park, where Colonel By's statue stood in its usual place. The flower beds have had blooms through summer and fall, but since then, tulip bulbs have been planted for next spring. Other views in the park include perspectives of the Chateau Laurier, the National Gallery, the American embassy, and Parliament Hill itself.

28 comments:

  1. Sometimes I love the way photos can turn out on a bleak day, William...and this is one of those times. Love this series!

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  2. Fortunately, you have still fall colors, it makes a gray day more tolerable.
    We have the snow melts, and it is a true slush and gray.

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  3. The photos of today fall within the romanticism, are of feeling.

    Tomás.

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  4. I really like the views in the last 2 photos.

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  5. A grey day, but still beuatiful colours !

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  6. It may have been a bleak day, but yet again I am struck by the beauty of your city.

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  7. Love the way the leaves punctuate the gray day!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. sometimes a gray day makes those colors even deeper.

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  9. @Linda: thanks!

    @Orvokki: well, these were taken last month. Most of the leaves are on the ground now.

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Marleen: as did I.

    @Karl: indeed.

    @Mike: it's a good city to live in.

    @Janis: they certainly do.

    @Tex: that is true.

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  10. For a gray day, you captured a lot of gorgeous color. My favorite shot is the next to last!

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  11. parliament hill is a gorgeous place, love all those old buildings and i really like #3!

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  12. A lot of reds in and around Ottawa, it's beautiful.
    Would have been strange if Colonel By's statue had walked away, I think ... ;-)

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  13. I love how you framed those buildings with the colorful leaves.

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  14. Different seasons always give us a different photo opportunity.

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  15. @Lowell: thanks!

    @Tanya: I was pleased by how these shots turned out.

    @Jan: we do get a whole lot of reds in our fall.

    @Sharon: I deliberately went for that effect, and was pleased by how it came out.

    @Red: they do indeed.

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  16. I love the bright leaves against the gray sky!

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  17. Nice colours still. I really like your next to last photo, you framed it well.

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  18. I like Parliament Hill through the trees!

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  19. love the peeking out from behind the leaf shots. nice!! pretty!! speaking of tats .. i think it is a new thing, the popularity of them, or having so many, i prefer when they have a reason or story ... just getting them 'cause they are cool is not the reason. i had a Great Uncle who had one from the Navy ... i never knew it as kid, but when i found out he did after he had passed away, i thought it make him even more bad ass, he was a cool dude any ways , but that pushed him so over the top for me, i wish he would have told me when he was around. LOL! ( ;

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  20. You have some great color up there.Our leaves here in North Texas are just beginning to turn.

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  21. @Meradeth: they really shone well.

    @Bill: exactly what I was going for. I have a similar one coming up.

    @RedPat: that park is a great spot for photographing the Hill from.

    @Norma: so do I.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Janey: we had something of an extended fall season in terms of the colours here.

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  22. Oo! Like those trees near the museum.

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  23. I think bleak days make the Fall colours even more vibrant.

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  24. The dark of day and the fall colors are a great contrast.

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  25. You framed these shots beautifully with all those fall colors. Dark as the day might have been you caught such bright colors. I especially like how you framed the last three shots.

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  26. Great foliage and such interesting buildings!

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  27. Love the shots with your fabulous Ottawa architecture peeking through William.

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