Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!
The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for July that theme is Blue. You can see how other members of the group are interpreting the theme right here.
For my own take, I'm starting with Winterlude. A sculptor was at work at carving ice in this shot, with blue lights illuminating things.
Jacques Cartier Park over on the Gatineau side of the river is turned into a massive winter playground, with mounds of snow erected for slides. Along the back of one of those, a carving was made into the snow. It tends to look blue on a cloudy day such as was the case with my visit in February.
The same effect had taken hold on my way back into Ottawa. I paused at the Alexandra Bridge to photograph Parliament Hill over the Ottawa River.
More of that blue light and ice sculptures.
The light does shift and change- in this case it's transitioning from blue into purple.
This view is from the latter half of March. I was standing on the Bank Street Bridge where it crosses over the Rideau Canal, and the last light of day fit the theme nicely.
A few weeks makes a considerable difference. Here we saw things as they were on the evening of April 10th, with the ice on the Canal breaking up.
Here we have another one of those utility boxes redone in a fashion style. I've shown you some in previous colour theme days. This is downtown, in a portion of the city that's designed the Arts, Fashion, And Theatre district. Numerous utility boxes can be found like this one.
One day in early June I was up around Richmond Landing for some photography. Coming back I took one of a couple of pedestrian underpasses, where reproductions of First Nations art can be found on the walls. The blue of this mural seemed appropriate for the theme. Ommatik is the title, and in English it translates to Heart. It is by an Inuit artist, Glenn Gear.
Not far from where I live is a wall where graffiti is allowed. I dislike graffiti, but this did catch my eye, and feels like a full transition to street art as opposed to the visual clutter of graffiti. The different shades of blue nicely offset the pink, and the rather dark elements of the background images.