Friday, September 29, 2017

Colours Of A National Capital Dusk

An evening sky in early August caught my eye over Old Ottawa South, and then at the bridge over the Rideau River.


On another evening, this was the view from the Bank Street Bridge out over the Rideau Canal.


This one dates back to early September from the same location. The days were considerably shorter than they had been in August.


Also from early September, I was up at the Garden of the Provinces and Territories one evening and took in the views west.


Walking west to the grounds of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, I took this shot a few minutes later. The structures are the National Holocaust Monument at the left and the familiar spike of the Canadian War Museum in the background to the right. The Holocaust Monument was officially opened two days ago. I will be taking you through it at some point in the fall.


This final one was taken earlier this month as well, from the Summer Pavilion on Parliament Hill, looking west over the Ottawa River and taking in Gatineau. The island you can see in mid stream was completely flooded over this past spring by high waters, and for a time I thought the bushes on top of it had been wiped out. They took a beating, but survived the flooding anyway. For more sky views from around the world this week, check out Skywatch.

44 comments:

  1. You have some beautiful views in Ottawa...and beautiful skies to compliment them, too.

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  2. Really gorgeous photos, William!

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  3. Dusk is such a magical time. You captured it nicely. It is my favorite time of day. Do you like it?

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. ...the beginning and ending of the day are often the best parts of the day.

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  5. Wonderful evening skies William, I guess your days will be getting shorter as you head towards winter!

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  6. Amazing sky images, William. I meant to tel you already: I love your header! Have a great weekend. Jo

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  7. @Kay: we have no shortage of fine skies.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Linda: indeed!

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Janis: yes I do.

    @Tom: they are.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Marianne: we have had a good number of fine sunsets.

    @Grace: and getting shorter by the day.

    @Jo: thank you!

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  8. Hello, gorgeous series of sky images. Lovely sunset. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Beautiful skies
    Good idea to keep seasonal sky notes

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  10. Nice shots of those colored sunset skies.
    Have a wonderful weekend, William.

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  11. Such beautiful days! Great photos.

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  12. Perfect shades of pink and orange!

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  13. Great set of sunsets with Ottawa in the shadows.

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  14. @Eileen: thank you!

    @Maywyn: as fall and winter come, sunsets can be quite different!

    @Jan: thanks for stopping in!

    @Jennifer: thank you!

    @Sharon: there's no such thing a dull sunset.

    @Red: I enjoy getting sunset shots. I get more of them than I do of sunrises!

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  15. Sky colors are really beautiful onc the cooler fall weather settles in and we are finally getting it here the past 2 days...yeah!

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  16. Well done, William. I never get tired of looking at sunsets and these are all beautiful!

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  17. Wow gorgeous photos! I especiall love the 2nd one with colors of sky reflected on water. So beautiful!

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  18. gorgeous colors. i enjoy the last shot, 'cause of the fencing and water glow. Nice! ( ;

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  19. Beautiful sky captures! I really like the ones over the canal and the last one over the Ottawa River.

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  20. I was looking up the sunrise/sunset info for my area yesterday.

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  21. This is one of my favorite times of day!

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  22. @Beatrice: I was so glad to see that warm air leave. We got rid of it with a rather intense storm that saw winds up to 160 kms an hour and large power outages in the west end of the city.

    @Lowell: I see many more sunsets than I do sunrises!

    @Tamago: so do I.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Spare Parts: I regularly photograph from the Bank Street Bridge over the Canal. That's the first time I've photographed from that part of Parliament Hill at sunset. I've done it before in daytime, but not that time of day. Now that I'm living not that far away, I'll be doing that more at sunset.

    @Revrunner: Here we're under twelve hours of daylight again now that it's fall. The sun is presently setting around seven PM.

    @RedPat: it's a wonderful time of day.

    @Christine: thank you!

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  23. Beautiful sunset captures! Since I lived for 3 decades in the suburbs of Los Angeles, I know how tricky this can be - all kind of things like traffic lights, buildings, etc. in the way. Now I live on the country side, I just have to run across the street to get a glorious view. Thanks for visiting me at wordpress - oh, yeah and the warning here you're a scoundrel:)

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  24. I love a little color in the sky and a bonus that you got the colors reflected in the water in some of your shots.

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  25. Enjoyed the orange sky pictures and look forward to your future details from your city travels.

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  26. Gorgeous color! I like the dramatic clouds too.

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  27. Magnificent sky shots ~ So Beautiful ~ lovely captures .

    (A ShutterBug Explores)


    Thanks for stopping by and commenting ~ ^_^

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  28. Some of my favorite kinds of scenes. Well done.

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  29. The night is beautiful with lights in the dark.

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  30. Always love the sunset. These are great!

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  31. Stunning evening skies and a stunning city! This is my first visit to your blog and to Ottawa (virtually)... I scrolled through for awhile and enjoyed every post I read. The 'Ottawa Welcomes the World' exhibition looked fascinating. Thanks for sharing the City!

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  32. @Jeannette: we lack the LA pollution I've heard about. On a humid day, skies are a lot more dull here though.

    @Yogi: thank you!

    @Eve: thanks!

    @Bill: we've had some lovely skies among all the rain this past summer!

    @Lois: so do I!

    @Carol: you're welcome! I'm going to have to add some blogs to my reading list from Skywatch, including yours.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Orvokki: it is.

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Sallie: it's a wonderful city to live in.

    @Norma: they were!

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  33. What a fantastic series of photographs William.
    Lovely to see.

    All the best Jan

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  34. Really pretty set of photos William.
    It always amazes me when I see the canal, and it's NOT frozen.

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  35. @Jan: thanks!

    @Pat: I do tend to photograph it more often in winter, don't I?

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Klara: those were good twilights.

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