Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Twilight Hour Descends Upon The National Capital Area

It seems appropriate for the final day of August to go with twilight images. This was taken in late May. I was walking on Bank Street where it crosses the Rideau Canal, an ideal spot in the city for sunset views.

These were in June, a couple of days before the summer solstice. I photographed first from the Transitway above Billings Bridge Mall, looking northwest.

A few minutes later, I was passing over the bridge itself as Bank Street crossed the Rideau River here.

This was the following night, taken on the Bank Street Bridge again, with the sun just about down, but  appearing considerably further north on the horizon than it had in May.

This was taken late in June on Billings Bridge again as I passed over the Rideau River.

This shot, taken again on the Bank Street Bridge, dates back to mid-July.

While this is just a few days later.

This last one is taken on the second to last day of July, while I was approaching the area of the Canadian War Museum for an event I was taking in. We'll be looking at that event as part of a series in a few days.


  1. These are really gorgeous. The first one is a show-stopper.

  2. The canal adds so much intrigue to the city and your photos capture its beauty.


  3. ...a wonderful time of day and you captured it well.

  4. @Linda: thanks!

    @Nancy: they were.

    @Kay: I think so too.

    @Janis: it does indeed.

    @Tom: thank you.

  5. Great twilight skies, William !

  6. Wow, beautiful series of sky images. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  7. The Twilight never looked so good William ✨

  8. you know any time you sharing twilight in your neck of the woods ... it makes me most happy. thanks for sharing ... let it continue. only twilight. just kidding. just joking, picking too. ( ;

  9. Your twilight images are all so restful. Beautiful skies too, William. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Gorgeous and magnificent skies, William!

  11. Wonderful, William. Can almost smell the evening air...

  12. We forget about the pleasant peaceful summer sunsets with partly cloudy skies. It makes for good color.

  13. Beautiful images, William. Great contrasting colours.

  14. You caught some nice skies here!

  15. @Karl: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Lois: they are.

    @Grace: we get some great sunsets here.

    @Furry Gnome: it doesn't feel like summer today!

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Linda: they were indeed.

    @Christine: thanks!

    @Mike: it's getting colder in the evenings now!

    @Red: it does, yes.

    @Marleen: thanks.

    @Sharon: they were good.

  16. You chose good locations with just enough Earth and sky.

  17. Wonderful twilight skies William, very nice!

  18. Great sunset photos. Twilight to me is more gray and really says nothing about the sky.

  19. Outstanding sunset shots William, nothing like seeing the sun going down.

  20. Wonderful skies ...
    Loved your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  21. @Maywyn: thank you!

    @RedPat: it is!

    @Bill: I tend to get more sundown shots in a year than I do sunrise!

    @Mari: it's a wonderful time of the day.

    @Denise: I agree!

    @Jennifer: it is!

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Klara: they were!