It is New Year's Eve, and as I did last year, I like the idea of ending the year with sunsets.
I took this shot near sunset on either the longest day of the year in June, or the day before. It is the familiar view of the Rideau Canal from the Bank Street Bridge.
The sun had gone down one day late in August, but there was still a bit of light, and I passed by the dark shape of Southminster United Church on my way onto the Bank Street Bridge. There I caught the last light in the west.
And this was from another August twilight.
This was taken south of the above location, in mid-October, walking across Billings Bridge where Bank Street crosses the Rideau River.
While this was taken at the same location in early November, on the last day of daylight savings time.
By contrast, the following day had an earlier sunset- I stopped at Plaza Bridge in the dying light of the day for this shot looking north over the Canal and the Ottawa River to Gatineau.
Then I went over to Major's Hill Park and photographed the last light of day over the river and Parliament Hill. There's even a planet in the dusk sky to the right of the Library of Parliament- I believe it was Venus.
And these are my final shots of the year, taken earlier this month on a bridge in the South Keys area, looking east and west. The moon is up in the eastern sky in the first shot. I photographed the same western view over these rail tracks a couple of years ago.