Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Springtime Rises Up

I wanted a clear day for a more recent update from Major's Hill Park and Nepean Point, but on Easter Sunday, when I was downtown, something caught my eye. There was a very low lying fog on the Ottawa River, something that seemed to make the Gatineau shore seem to be floating above a cloud deck.


Colonel By seemed rather gloomy under the conditions. Most of the snow had been gone by this point, though there were the odd piles in shady spots, particularly on the slopes of Parliament Hill.


Coming up to Champlain's statue at the top of Nepean Point, the views around Ottawa and Gatineau were quite different from a sunny day. The effect looking east, towards the Macdonald Cartier Bridge, had the same effect of looking as if the bridge was floating in the clouds.


All in all, a very different mood from yesterday's post, but the fog made it irresistible. 

33 comments:

  1. I love the moods you've captured here. All softness in colors and forms. Very nice!

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  2. True, fog is a great weather condition for photos. It gives the river a mysterious look here.

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  3. Hello, I love the statues and the foggy views of the river. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  4. @Kay: thanks!

    @Marleen: it does!

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Tom: the sun has come in today.

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  5. i think your city has a very mysterious look to it. very cool!! nice views. ( ;

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  6. Very atmospheric photos. Fog can make for very pretty photos. These certainly are a lovely series.

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  7. Beautiful foggy view. You captured them beautifully!

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  8. We are usually obsessed with bright light or enough light. Dull or foggy can show a different aspect of the same thing.

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  9. Beautiful and dreamy, William! I love the mood in your photos!

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  10. Such wonderful views ... and I love foggy photos. Doesn't look too spring-like, though... :)

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  11. That fog makes a very moody scene.

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  12. @Beth: it certainly did that day.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Red: I agree.

    @Linda: I do too.

    @Lowell: well, aside from the odd left over and a couple of theme day posts, my winter shots are done until it snows again!

    @Sharon: definitely!

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  13. Gloomy day and fogs give the city a very artistic look!

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  14. Foggy weather is perfect for walking and thinking. Lovely photos

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  15. It sure does seem to be a gloomy day. Enjoy it I guess it will change soon enough---LOL
    MB

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  16. I love foggy shots. The last photo looks absolutely beautiful. Nice photos William.

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  17. It all looks quite dramatic. I'm sure there will be plenty of sunshine around soon.

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  18. These photos are so beautiful, moody, mysterious and nostalgic.

    cheers, parsnip

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  19. I like foggy shots too and these are wonderful!

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  20. @Tamago: they do!

    @Magwyn: thank you.

    @MB: it was quite a different mood from the previous post!

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Lauren: gradually, and we can use more of it!

    @Parsnip: suitably moody for the Gothic architecture!

    @Lois: thanks!

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  21. Gloomy is a good description. It reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. I fled from all that dark, cloud gloom.

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  22. Fog can and does certainly add to the atmosphere of photographs ...

    All the best Jan

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  23. Gosh these are dreamlike William

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  24. All so lovely. The fog gives it an old time feel.. like black and white images so often do.

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  25. The landscapes are like paintings. Beautiful.

    Janis
    GDP

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  26. Neat pictures! The fog makes them almost sepia.

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  27. I like foggy days, great shots.

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  28. Absolutely irresistible William! Wonderfully atmospheric images.

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  29. Very nice and moody photos William.
    It may be spring there, but it looks darn cold to me!
    Of course, there really isn't any weather here.

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  30. Great photo. That first one is stunning.

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