The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for this first day of March, the idea is Black and White in Colour. So, shots that appear to be black and white, while still being colour images. You can see how others are interpreting this theme here.
I knew that winter would be ideal for this, and I have a different take on this tomorrow. This first shot was taken in December at Lansdowne during the Christmas farmer markets. The horse drawn wagon can be seen here in a shot largely drained of colour by a cloudy sky.
This is an accidental shot. I was walking up towards Southminster United Church in December to photograph the place when I heard the click of my camera. The resulting shot, though, I liked. It reminded me of being high above a snowy landscape, with the shadows of the snow evoking mountain ranges.
The snow on these branches near the north end of the commuter rail line in Ottawa gave the scene a black and white feel on a mostly cloudy day.
In late December I made a crossing of the Alexandra Bridge across the Ottawa River on a snowy day to visit the Canadian Museum of History over in Gatineau, where an exhibit on Napoleon had been held. The bridge looked stark in the conditions, as did the river and the view back to Parliament Hill. At times on the walk, the view to either side of the river, or upstream or down, was extremely limited.