Friday, August 31, 2018

Twilight In The National Capital

I have some twilight shots to close out the month. I took this on May one evening outside the EY Centre south of the city core, looking west.

This view was taken later in May from the Bank Street Bridge, looking west over the Rideau Canal.

In June, a few days before the first day of summer, I was downtown running an errand over in the Byward Market. I crossed the Mackenzie King Bridge, and the setting sun was over the Canal. This is a mark of how much our perception of the sun's position changes over the year- this is looking to the northwest. No more than a half hour later, I headed back over the bridge- dark brooding storm clouds were moving in, creating a completely different mood as you can see in the following shot.

This I took on Canada Day on my way out of the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.

A few days later in July, this was the twilight over the Canal at the Bank Street Bridge once again.

Later in July, I attended the Fortissimo event on Parliament Hill, a military ceremony I'll show you in a few days. This dusk view of Centre Block was among the shots I took that evening.

I took these shots in the first part of August at the War Memorial. The last light of day illuminating the Chateau Laurier particularly stood out to me.

And this view was a few days later, looking over the Rideau Canal again from the bridge.


  1. Beautiful twilight captures! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Wonderful shots, William. I love the light around sunset, specially when we are on our holiday adress.At home we can't see any horizon, so it's great to enjoy the sunset during out holidays.

  3. Gorgeous sunset and lovely scenes. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. ...twilight is a wonderful term, I should use it more often for this wonderful time of day.

  5. i hope it is okay to pick a favorite ...i really enjoy your are during this time of when u do capture or share. so pretty is pretty, a bit of mysterious and fun too. way cool. have a great weekend. take care. ( :

  6. Love the shots of Parliament building and the War Memorial!

  7. @Nancy: thanks!

    @Bergson: I thought so.

    @Marianne: definitely.

    @Jan: we have plenty of spots for good twilight views.

    @Janis: it is indeed.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @Tom: I prefer it to dusk.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Marie: so do I.

  8. Beautiful and varied sky photos!

  9. Great twilight photos! I enjoyed them all. :-)

  10. It is a wonderful time of day for pics!

  11. Spectacular way to end the month William ✨

  12. Appropriate series to end the month.

  13. Some great looking skies in these shots.

  14. Beautiful twilight photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  15. @Kate: thanks!

    @DJan: and I enjoyed showing them.

    @RedPat: it is indeed.

    @Grace: I thought so!

    @Red: I do the same to end the year.

    @Sharon: I love it when the skies turn out just right that time of day.

    @Carol: thank you!

  16. Beautiful view---love the reflection on the water

  17. Great views, William !
    It is maybe the best time of day for photos.

  18. Oh these are marvelous shots, William! They really share the beauty of your place.

  19. The last one is my favourite, William. Great reflection!

  20. Wonderful light and views, William!

  21. Schöne Bilder von der Dämmerung.


  22. @MB: so do I.

    @Karl: I think so.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Bill: it's a great time of day.

    @Sandi: thank you.

    @Noke: thanks!

  23. I realy enjoyed these! My feet are up, the grandie gone back to mom and dad!

  24. Oh, that light is so very beautiful, William. I love every shot.

  25. Wonderful photos, I lovethe one taken by the museum on Canada Day with the towers across the water:)

  26. Gorgeous sky shots! The silhouettes are some of my favorite but all are fantastic.

  27. They are all so lovely, I couldn't choose a favourite, they're all so good.

    All the best Jan

  28. @Klara: thanks!

    @Jennifer: thank you.

    @Jeanie: I enjoy sunsets.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Rosie: so did I.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you!