Wednesday, October 2, 2019

An Evening Stroll On Parliament Hill

One evening back in August I headed up for Parliament Hill. It was a clear night, the moon rising. It can be seen in this shot, to the right of the National War Memorial.


Centre Block was lit up for a reason. Northern Lights is the name of a multimedia show each summer that illuminates the Block each night, and which was due to start after I left. I'm still kicking myself for not photographing it this year, as it ended in early September. Oh well, there's an equivalent in December.


On this particular evening, as well as several others in August, fireworks are set off from a barge on the river as part of a competition of international fireworks production companies. I took photographs of them with Centre Block.

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! And you even made me look forward (a wee bit) to December.

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  2. I love all the fireworks!
    I think it was very fun there!

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  3. Fantásticas estas fotografias nocturnas, aproveito para desejar um bom mês de Outubro.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  4. Hello, love the fireworks and light display. Very pretty. Great photos. Enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  5. Some fabulous fireworks. I enjoyed going back and seeing your orange photos from yesterday, too!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. ...a beautiful; sight at night!

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  7. the light display is gorgeous.
    good pics!

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  8. You sure know how to get great pictures of fireworks, William. Love them myself. :-)

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  9. That's a pretty great place to shoot fireworks.

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  10. Wonderful nighttime photos!
    Have a great day!

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  11. Your night shows are always so lovely, especially the fireworks.

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  12. The fireworks look spectacular!

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  13. @Iris: the December show is quite wintery!

    @Italiafinlandia: it was indeed.

    @Ella: I enjoyed it.

    @Marianne: quite so.

    @Laurie: that it was.

    @Maywyn: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Tom: it is indeed.

    @Marie: thank you.

    @Catarina: it was well done.

    @DJan: I took a lot of them.

    @Anvilcloud: it is, yes.

    @Lea: thank you.

    @Jeanie: thanks!

    @RedPat: they do.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Red: thank you.

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  14. That fourth photo is my favorite. The fireworks are lined up beautifully behind the building and the color contrast is great.

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  15. Love the colours against the night sky!

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  16. Oh, wonderful shots, William !
    I love fireworks.

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  17. Amazing fireworks and colours. Beautiful shots, William.

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  18. You took gorgeous nighttime shots!!!

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  19. Spectacular fireworks. Such fun. Tweeted.

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  20. I bet it was fun taking those pics of fireworks...the timing had to be just right (or do you have that setting where you get a burst in a series, so can capture fast action?) I've never been able to get the shutter speed and series of action shots to blend right for me. That's why I love mountains...they don't move!

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  21. @Sharon: thank you.

    @Jenn: so do I.

    @Karl: I do too.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Mari: it was indeed.

    @Barbara: I do have burst settings, but I rarely use it. I just shot lots of shots this evening, and chose the best ones.

    @Happyone: definitely!

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  22. William, these are some beautiful shots!

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  23. Fireworks captured beautifully!

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  24. State capital Honolulu, and national capital Ottawa seem similar companionable, right sized towns

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    1. Of course Honolulu was the national capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom

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  25. Nice nighttime photos! I really like fireworks and you've captured it well.

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  26. William - gorgeous fireworks shots! All that was missing was the Boom Boom!

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  27. The fireworks look amazing with the Central Block in the foreground William 🎇

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  28. You do take great night shots!

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

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  29. @Michelle: thanks!

    @Catalyst: thank you.

    @Sandi: I thought so.

    @Joanne: definitely!

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Magiceye: thank you!

    @Cloudia: whilst Ottawa got chosen more or less as a compromise.

    @Kay: I did take a lot of fireworks shots.

    @Angie: I could have videoed it, but I prefer photographing.

    @Grace: they do indeed.

    @Carol: thank you!

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  30. Wonderful photos, it must have been a spectacular display:)

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  31. Nice to see such a big fireworks show in august.
    It's a long time ago since I saw a nice show somewhere overhere.

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    1. I'm lucky enough to live in a spot with big fireworks shows.

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  32. i love fire works ...what great shots. i think purple is my fave. well done!! ( ;

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