Saturday, September 16, 2017

Summer Skyline

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for October 1st is Sensual. And I direct you over to my writer's blog, where today I have the first of two posts on the recent Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony.

Today I have some sky pics taken at various times in August. I took this shot one afternoon early in the month looking west upon the Rideau Canal from the Bank Street Bridge.

The following day, under similarly dramatic skies, I photographed the view west over the Rideau River, to the south of the above shot, at Billings Bridge.

This early morning shot in August captured the rising sun over the Canal.

This is a morning sky over Dundonald Park in Centretown.

This, meanwhile, is a brooding sky over the Glebe at Lansdowne Park. The same view was captured that day just south of here at the Bank Street Bridge.

This last pair was on yet another day, with storm clouds retreating to the south as I crossed the Rideau River at Billings. After finishing some errands, I came back and took in the view west.


  1. You caught some dramatic skies. I love that first shot. And the one with those looming vertical clouds and filtered sun is a real winner, too.

  2. Marvelous sky pics, dramatic clouds in some.

  3. Wow, William, those are dramatic skies!

  4. Hello, wonderful series of sky photos. Very pretty scenes. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  5. @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: we don't often see cloud formations like that vertical one.

    @Denise: we did get dramatic skies this summer.

    @Marianne: very moody.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Jo: they were!

    @Eileen: thanks!

  6. The clouds seem to make the sky look so big!

  7. The sky presents all kinds of opportunities for photos. You captured some good ones.

  8. I rather miss the clouds. It's been so hot!

  9. Great sky shots. The first photo has a great mix of clouds for summer.

  10. @Janey: it's a good one.

    @RedPat: they do!

    @Red: thanks!

    @Cherish: me too.

    @Jennifer: it has. A week of warm temperatures and clear skies.

    @Maywyn: thank you!

  11. The diversity of the sky images in your photos make interesting sky watching!!

  12. A very nice assortment of sky shots. If I saw skies like those first two down this way, I'd run and hide! Scary.

  13. What a diverse set of sky photos. Very nice!

  14. It's always worthwhile to look in both directions as the difference is remarkable! Great skies & views!

  15. The skies here today have been filled with dramatic looking clouds.

  16. @Sharon: we had quite an unusual summer. A lot of rainy days.

    @Kate: true! The last few days have been quite clear and warm- consistently so more than the rest of the summer.

    @Lowell: I can't recall if that particular day gave us any rain.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Christine: it is!

    @Revrunner: we have clear skies at present and somewhat humid conditions.

  17. You captured some interesting cloud shapes, especially in that 6th one from the top.

  18. The sky in it's changing colours and moods ...
    All great shots William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  19. The sky is always worth a photograph, whatever the weather. Love that shot of the vertical cloud with the sun trying to get through.

  20. Love the different sky shots, they have moods too! Have a beautiful day!

  21. Beautiful sky pictures! I especially love the one with rising sun over the canal. What a great capture!

  22. Very pleasant walk, but the sun poking through is awesome, William!

  23. Beautiful photos William! Those are some amazing skies...

  24. @Lois: thank you!

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Wendy: so do I.

    @Shammickite: me too.

    @Norma: it's a good one.

    @Nancy: they did!

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Grace: quite changing.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Pat: they were!

    @Noke: thanks!