Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Bridge

Back in February, when I went over to Jacques Cartier Park to photograph Winterlude events, I took some shots on the Alexandra Bridge coming back. It starts with this view of Parliament Hill looming over the frozen Ottawa River.


The lines of the bridge always interest me, particularly for framing shots. Nepean Point looms on the other side of the bridge, topped with the statue of the explorer Samuel de Champlain, who first came up the Ottawa River in 1613.


A look back at the Ottawa side of the river takes in the Canadian Museum of History, as well as other views of the river.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful winter photography William.

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  2. Beautiful snow photos. The last on is very lovely.

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  3. I like your photos of the bridge, it's an interesting object to photograph!

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  4. I love all the lines and angles...once again you've captured well the sense of winter isolation and desolation.

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  5. So much snow we hardly see here anymore for years. It is all rain...

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  6. Beautiful photos. I like the last one because it looks like a castle in a fairy tale.

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  7. i love bridges like this ... the architecture ... so so cool!! ( ;

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  8. O rigor do inverno magnificado captado desta ponte de belíssima arquitetura
    Um bom domingo
    Abraços

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  9. @Andy: thanks!

    @Orvokki: this bridge has become a photographer's dream!

    @Marleen: it is quite photogenic.

    @Lowell: thank you.

    @Marianne: and the cold continues. We are below freezing today.

    @Nancy: Gothic architecture has that effect!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Beth: it is a favourite photo subject for me, this bridge.

    @Gracita: thanks!

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  10. What a dull February day! It certainly shows how bright it's become since mid Feb.

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  11. You had a pretty heavy sky that day. Some of those shots on the bridge would fit right in with the "black and white in color" theme at the first of the month.

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  12. Beautiful winter photos, William, and I like the architecture of the bridge.

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  13. If there has been a bronze age and an iron age, shouldn't there also have been an age of steel?

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  14. nice industrial shots with the bridge, and fine monochromatic landscapes, William!

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  15. Nice winter scenesWilliam. My favorite is the last one, it really is impressive.

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  16. These are great pics - nice lack of color!

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  17. @Red: we have had quite a few sunny days lately.

    @Tom: thank you.

    @Sharon: they would have!

    @Linda: I do too.

    @Revrunner: there should!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Bill: I love to photograph from this bridge.

    @RedPat: today was different. Clear blue skies. I went up to the Point and photographed around Champlain.

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  18. Such a foreboding sky! But I love your banner photo.

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  19. That last winter shot is magical. I too like the structures of bridges for shots. The lines and angles are always interesting.

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  20. Neat bridge! My mom would have liked it. She would go out of her way to see an unusual bridge.

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  21. Lovely photos. We've walked that bridge many times during our summer visits to Ottawa.

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  22. Oh my William...Your header and your post are worlds apart! So much snow. Spring is surely on it's way. wasn't it supposed to be today?

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  23. More snow? Do you still have your cuss jar?

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  24. Gorgous collection of photos. We have a similar bridge here, Kolobrzeg, Poland. I mean steel construction, but it's not as long as yours in Ottawa. Is river still frozen or are these older photos?

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    1. Thank you for quick answer, William. And you visited my blog for this! I would come back here to check the answer. I was curious how cold Ottawa is, because you aren't much up north and you still have so much snow! But you mentioned before, that there were snowfalls in July in the past! I checked your answer :) but after my first comment on this post. :-)

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