Thursday, March 14, 2019

Twilight In The Snow

One evening in late January, after the sun was already below the horizon, I paused on the Bank Street Bridge to photograph the sky, with skaters on the surface of the Rideau Canal.

My path took me west through the Glebe, with the fading light still drawing me on. These two shots were taken a few minutes apart.

One evening in February I decided to see in the last light of day at Major's Hill Park. This view looks north along the path towards the National Gallery and the spires of Notre Dame. A bit of freezing rain that had happened a day or two earlier had left a glaze of ice on top of the snow.

I photographed the last light at a couple of spots along the pathway. Parliament Hill loomed over the frozen Ottawa River.

This view is from the terrace at the Chateau Laurier.

Later in February, I stopped on the Corktown Bridge at the twilight hour and photographed the view of skaters on the Rideau Canal. The Chateau Laurier can be seen where the Canal comes to an end.

And I finish with this shot taken a few days ago on Plaza Bridge with the last light of the day. The Canal meets the Ottawa River down there between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier. The Bytown Museum is nestled beneath Parliament Hill, while the building closer to us is the lockmaster station.


  1. Wow, the last picture really has "it"!

  2. I like these pictures ...
    They have a lot of mystery and clear skies!

  3. Especially the last two shots are wonderful.

  4. I love the sky at that time of day!

  5. Hello, lovely twilight scenes and images. Have a happy day!

  6. I like to see the landscape in twilight, too. Thanks for the pictures. :-)

  7. ...that's hope that this is the twilight of winter and the dawn of spring is coming.

  8. Great view of snow in the twilight.

  9. @Joan: I thought so!

    @Iris: I liked them.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Ella: I had some good skies.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Anvilcloud: thanks!

    @Jan: I thought so too.

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Tom: spring still seems a way off.

    @Red: thanks!

  10. These pictures are fabulous!
    Will have a look at them again!
    : )

  11. Looooove all of theses shots William, the last glow of sunset makes the blue hour extra special ✨

  12. You got a lot of pretty skies.

  13. Beautiful skies, excellent photos!

  14. @Catarina: thanks!

    @Grace: it does!

    @Revrunner: a splendid time of day, it is.

    @Bill: it does, yes.

    @Sharon: yes, but sunny days can be quite rare this time of year.

    @Bill: thank you!

  15. Twilight is a lovely time for photography ~ gorgeous!

    Thanks for your Get Well Wishes, too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Oh, William, those frigid photos chill me to the bone. Thanks be to the Great Buddha it is tulip season and your header photo can warm my bones.

  17. Hooray for your tulip header!
    It seems to me that nighttime isn't quite as deeply dark when there's snow on the ground.

  18. I love the header. That's Ottawa, I'm so glad you do this blog. I miss it.

  19. Just catching up with all your Winterlude posts. These evening shots are wonderful:)

  20. The light is perfect. These are beautiful photos!

  21. Love your tulip header William :)

    Enjoyed seeing all your photographs here too.

    All the best Jan

  22. simply wonderful. and when you add a silhouette of a chateau to the winter scene, you get a fairy tale.

  23. I love seeing the buildings silhouetted against the sky.

  24. @Carol: thank you.

    @Happyone: thanks!

    @Eve: thank you.

    @Maywyn: indeed.

    @Catalyst: I'll have to start thinking of this year's spring header. Probably in a week.

    @Kay: that is true.

    @Jennifer: thanks.

    @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Rosie: a pleasure to show them.

    @Sharon: thank you.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Klara: it does look that way.

    @Jeanie: I do as well.

    @Klara: thanks.