I am doing comparison shots today. These first four shots were all taken on the same day in early April. I was on the Bronson Avenue Bridge over the Rideau Canal shortly after sunrise. First I photographed to the east, where a good deal of the ice was gone, and then crossed over to the west side of the bridge to take in a view of the weak ice still covering Dow's Lake.
Later in the day I stopped further east, on the Bank Street Bridge, photographing first to the east, and then to the west. From the state of the ice, you would have not wanted to walk on it.
Here are the views from a week ago. I looked first to the east from Bronson Avenue, and then to the west over the lake.
Later in the day I came to the Bank Street Bridge and photographed to the east and west. The water had not yet been raised to summer levels when I took these shots, but yesterday I noticed they were higher.
Great companion shots, William. I remember once when a huge flood hit the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota and some photographer had thought to get shots from when the snow was on the land and then showed shots from the exact same area when it had all melted and the flood was in full rage. Amazing videos and great forethought.ReplyDelete
Lovely expanse in your photos, William!ReplyDelete
My goodness - the difference a few weeks makes!ReplyDelete
Wow - that's really interesting; almost like a 'then and now' historical comparison. I suppose it is, really!ReplyDelete
A great difference in the photos. Great photos for both snow covered or without the snow. Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Nice before and after shots. I love doing them. By the way, if your ancestors are from the Netherlands, I think you would really enjoy visiting the country. You can use the excuse of wanting to investigate your roots.ReplyDelete
Looks like their doing some canal maintenance. Good to see.ReplyDelete
Love the many faces of the canal!ReplyDelete
Good to see the ice is finally melting away.ReplyDelete
It's fascinating to see how the same scene can change, sometimes even throughout the same day 😊ReplyDelete
...nice to see the ice melted.ReplyDelete
A nice sun reflection in the first photo!ReplyDelete
Lovely in spring.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the comparisons and the sunrise.ReplyDelete
@Catalyst: I like doing comparisons along the Canal this time of year.ReplyDelete
@Mike: it is!
@Nancy: thank you.
@Stuart: I must see it someday.
@Revrunner: yes, upkeep must be done, and that section was slated for it this winter.
@Janis: I do too.
@Marianne: it was a long winter.
@Grace: even a few hours can make a difference.
@Tom: and yet it is cold today.
@Marleen: I thought so!
@Deb: it is!
You are the poet of the canalReplyDelete
The seasonal changes make the canal an interesting place to photograph.ReplyDelete
love the sun boken ... nice!! ( ;ReplyDelete
Winter has melted away!ReplyDelete
The clear waters are so refreshing to see!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of beautiful places. I was always fearful of ice in the spring ... there's nothing quite as scary as finding yourself in mushy ice in the middle of a lake!ReplyDelete
@Denise: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Red: they really do.
@Beth: it was a good effect.
@Sharon: it finally has, though it does feel quite cool today. I'm cursing myself for not wearing a pullover under my leather jacket.
@Magwyn: they are. It's different now that the waters are back up to their seasonal capacity.
@Lowell: I tend to be wary of ice, especially on rivers. At least with the canal, you know it's controlled, so it's safe. But once they announce it's closed, it's best to keep right off.
Great comparison shots! Love the 1st photo with sun coming through.ReplyDelete
A very nice set of comparison images...so fun to see the changes.ReplyDelete
Interesting comparison shots.ReplyDelete
Doesn't take long for the scene to change.ReplyDelete
Interesting to see how the ice varies though it certainly looks as if it's on its way out.ReplyDelete
Amazing how fast it can change.ReplyDelete
It'll be so nice to see the canal filled!ReplyDelete
@Lauren: it is!
@Lois: it doesn't, no.
@Kay: in early April, that ice would have been treacherous to step on.
@Mari: it takes just a bit of time.
@Jennifer: it is now!
These are very pretty.ReplyDelete
Cool comparison of two seasons. I like frozen canal.ReplyDelete
The canal looks very different in different seasons. All are nice.ReplyDelete
Very good comparison shots ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
A few weeks make a big difference.ReplyDelete
So...the snow is finally gone?ReplyDelete
@Whisk: they are indeed.ReplyDelete
@Klara: I do too.
@Orvokki: it's radically different by the season.