I do tend to photograph some of the same perspectives in different seasons, including a spot on the Portage Bridge as it crosses the Ottawa River upstream from Parliament Hill. This location, about where the provincial border between Quebec on the left and Ontario on the right goes through, gives a good view of landmarks downstream like the Alexandra Bridge, the National Gallery of Canada, the Parliament Buildings, and the Supreme Court. The last time I did this was in March. It's time to do so again. Here is how the river looked in the middle of March.The flow coming from the Chaudiere Falls upstream from here is too swift, and so the river does not freeze over in this area.
Quite a similar day, but this was late in March. Note the difference in the ice.
And there was even less ice when I showed up in mid April. The water levels were higher too.
A few days later, on Easter Monday, I returned. The river was flowing swiftly.
In early May, however, the river was raging, swollen with meltwater and rains, higher than I've seen it.
Here we see what it was like in late May.
And then in the first half of June, on a brooding kind of day.
Later in June, on a hot afternoon, here was the view.
I passed over the bridge on Canada Day in between museum visits.
By mid July it looked like this. The rock island in mid-stream was more exposed, whereas during high water it was completely submerged.
In mid-August I returned.
A few days later here's how it looked.