Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Twilight Falls And The Year Comes To An End

New Year's Eve is here. It has been my habit to end the year with sunsets, and so we do so again.

I'm starting with two views from outside the jurisdiction, taken in July. I was in Guelph, in southern Ontario, to visit family. These twilight views were taken outside my father's retirement home.


This August view was from the Bank Street Bridge where it crosses the Rideau Canal, at dusk.


The last light of day was still in the sky one evening in August as I was passing over the Rideau Canal downtown, taking in this view of the National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the government Conference Centre, and Chateau Laurier.


Another August evening, I was passing by Parliament Hill when the combination of the last light and the cloud deck caught my eye.


A few minutes later I was in the Byward Market. The main market building is silhouetted against the sky.


In mid-September I took this view from the Bank Street Bridge one evening.


These two views taken on different days from the same spot are from October, at a place downtown late in the day.


Also in October, this was taken from the transit area outside the Billings Bridge mall, looking west.


In November, I took this shot of the last light of day on a street in the Glebe.


My last two shots are from an evening earlier this month. West Block on Parliament Hill is silhouetted against the last light of day.


And I finish with a view of the Ottawa River, taken from the grounds west of the West Block. Happy New Year to you, and I'll see you in 2020.

35 comments:

  1. Wow - gorgeous shots! Happy 2020!

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  2. Beautiful twilight. Wishing you Happy New Year!

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  3. I like the twilight photos. Happy New Year William!

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  4. Have a nice New Year's Eve and a wonderful 2020!

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  5. Oo! I do like that image of Parliament Hill. Happy New Year, William.

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  6. ...beautiful endings, William.

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  7. All the best for 2020, William. I hope it is a great year for you.

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  8. Beautiful images. Many thanks for your visits and comments and have a wonderful New Year!

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  9. That's a nice ending of the year.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year, all the best for 2020!

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  10. I like the blue hour shot along the canal.

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  11. Lovely series of sky captures. I wish you and your family all the best in 2020, a Happy & Healthy New Year!

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  12. @Lady Fi: thank you.

    @Italiafinlandia: thanks.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @Marianne: I hope so.

    @Revrunner: I do as well.

    @Tom: that they are.

    @David: thank you.

    @Alexandria: you're welcome.

    @Jan: I thought it appropriate.

    @Anvilcloud: I did as well.

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  13. Still sunny, if winter-sunnily here, great series, to a great 2020 - health and fun.

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  14. Nice way to end the year. I will have to think about doing something similar. Happy New Year! :-)

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  15. A very nice series of sunsets for the year's end! Happy New Year.

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  16. Happy New Year William!

    Very nice. The transit area is the photo has a story atmosphere. I think along with train stations, they have the most adventure magic. Airports don't have that vibe for me.

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  17. I read your title as Twilight Falls and the World Comes to an End.... well, that's an interesting metaphor... Then I realized I need to focus more. Beautiful pictures!! Glad the New Year is coming instead! 😄

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  18. Beautiful photos to end the year. Thank you for your many comments on my blogs this year. I wish you a happy and healthy 2020.

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  19. Beautiful series of 'sunset time' photos and so appropriate for New Year's Eve ~

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

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  20. @Iris: thank you.

    @DJan: thanks.

    @RedPat: as do I.

    @Red: thank you.

    @Sharon: I thought so!

    @Maywyn: I have to photograph our train station.

    @Sandi: it's not Ragnarok, after all. Not yet!

    @Fun60: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

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  21. These a gorgeous! That skyline in the second last one is my favourite!

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  22. Lovely shots. You do such good work. I can barely focus these days!

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  23. Another year ends, a new one begins. Wishing you a very happy, healthy 2020.

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  24. Mr Wiliam, I Sure Have Appreciated Your Postings And Photos In 2019. All The Best In 2020 And Looking Forward To Following Along.

    Cheers

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  25. I like the darker ones with the lights of the city showing. Happy New Year, William.

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  26. Well, I am going to pick a favorite: Parliament Hill.

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  27. great shots. i think my fave is shot #4. great lighting in each though. very cool. happy 2020!! ( ;

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  28. I like the third shot best, I think. Happy new year!

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  29. Happy New Year William. Lovely sunsets. We haven't seen many of them here lately ... no clouds for weeks, just lots of smoke turning the sun into a red circle.

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  30. Oh William -- the skies, the silhouettes. They are breathtaking. Truly. What a grand mural they would be. Sending all good wishes for the new year.

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  31. i hope that 2020 will go a bit slower ... we will see. have a great one. ( ;

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  32. And the sun went down on this decade and will come up to start anew
    MB

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