Thursday, December 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Transitions

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For December, the theme is Transitions, as selected by Tanya at Around Roanoke. You can see how other photobloggers are taking on this theme by clicking here.

For this theme, I decided to take views from the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal for comparisons over time. In each case, the first view looks west and the second view looks east. To start, this was the view in mid-September.


These views are from early October, when the fall colours were coming in.


These two were from mid-October, when the fall colours were more pronounced, and the water in the Canal was being lowered for the winter.


And these were a few days later in October.


This final pair was taken just a few days ago, on a snowy Sunday- the same day I featured in my post yesterday, actually. The staircases have been set in place for the skating season yet to come. The water level will be raised a bit before then.

33 comments:

  1. Nice, William. And it won't take long before the scene will be white from snow, I think?

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  2. Great place to capture the season changes. It is getting cold!

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. You have captured the changing scenes beautifully.

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  4. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  5. Beautiful series! And I love those snow photos! :)

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  6. Excellent series for the theme. Pretty soon there will be people skating on that canal. So beautiful!

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  7. this is great, seeing the view from different seasons!

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  8. Very nice trip through the seasons William.. looking forward to seeing ice skating on the river!

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  9. You can certainly see the differences the seasons make.

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  10. Nice selection of photos through the seasons.

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  11. This theme makes for a good photo story. You show the changing seasons along with changes in the canal.
    the two are certainly connected.

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  12. This is a wonderful theme day post! I remember your skating photos from previous years.

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  13. @Bill: thanks!

    @Marleen: we should be seeing regular snow again sometime soon.

    @Marianne: very different skies.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Linda: so do I.

    @Lowell: it might take a month or so.

    @Tanya: it felt right for the theme.

    @Grace: it'll bring people out.

    @Sharon: you can!

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Red: they are.

    @Lois: thanks!

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  14. Great photos for the theme! Each season brings different colors and beauties!

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  15. my favorite is snowy. i am not sure if it is your favorite ... but considering i don't see much snow around here ... i miss it. we had more as a kid. miss those snowy days. ( ;

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  16. It is interesting how much they lower the water level in the canal. Winter is so dull compared to autumn.

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  17. Great interpretation of the theme, William. I love the autumn colours.

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  18. Great choice, William, it's wonderful to see the colours change during time this way.

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  19. @Tamago: thank you!

    @Beth: we get our share of snow over the winter.

    @RedPat: it's a considerable drop in water levels.

    @LDP: thank you!

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Jan: it is, yes.

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  20. Great photos showing the different moods of nature.

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  21. I know I have said this before, but the Rideau Canal is a wonderful feature and amenity for Ottawa. So lovely.

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  22. Ottawa, oh Ottawa, you oughta visit Arizona! No ice for skating here, except in the hockey/basketball arena on occasion.

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  23. Great series for today's theme! It's very interesting to see the progression in one series of photos, not to mention it's nice to see those fall colors again.

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  24. Good job on creating a story! And the canal is scenic.

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  25. This is a lovely series of pictures to fit the theme. I've never been in a place where I could skate anywhere but in an indoor ice rink. I've always thought it would be more fun to skate in the open on a lake, river, or canal.

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  26. @Revrunner: hopefully this winter's a long one.

    @Mari: thank you!

    @Jack: it's a marvelous work of engineering too. I'm glad we have it.

    @Catalyst: ice skating's almost required as a Canadian- though I never learned to skate!

    @Kay: I still have some fall colours to come, but very little of that. There were still some good colours in early November.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Barbara: the Canal is famous around the world. Our skating season brings people in, and the skateway length is nearly eight kilometres long, and is the largest amount of outdoor skating surface in the world.

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  27. Such pretty reflections in the waters. Lovely skies too...

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  28. It's neat seeing the variety over the year. Great work!

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  29. Love this canal river. Beautiful !

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