It's Good Friday today, and I will be scarce. I'm planning on heading over to the Agriculture museum today.
For those of you in Ontario or visiting perhaps in the coming months, the Doors Open Ontario listings are up for this year's edition. Ottawa as always has the first weekend in June.
Today I have a series of end of the day shots taken in various spots. This was the last light of day on a mid-January day. I looked west from the Bank Street Bridge over the Rideau Canal.
A few days later, this was the view of the last light of day from the bridge. We'd had something of a warm-up, so the Canal was closed to skaters on that particular day.
I took this late one afternoon in Nepean in February, when the sun was headed for the horizon over Baseline Road.
And these were also taken in February. I went up onto Parliament Hill to get sunset shots. First I noticed the glow of the last light of day on the National Gallery and Major's Hill Park.
Then I photographed north, towards the Alexandra Bridge and Gatineau.
The path led to the summer pavilion, a structure behind Centre Block that is ideal for sunsets over the Ottawa River. The river remains open down there through the winter, churned up by the flow of the Chaudiere Falls upstream. I have been up here since, and the open water has been expanding.
And I finish with this shot from the Bank Street Bridge again, looking west on a late February day. The Canal had, by that time, been closed up for the season.