Friday, January 3, 2020

The New Dawn Rises Over A Brand New Year

My last formal post of 2019 started with a couple of sunset shots outside the jurisdiction in Guelph, Ontario. So I begin this year with the same, sunrise shots taken a couple of minutes apart in July. These views were taken looking out of the guest bedroom window at my father's apartment.

In early September, I happened to be out around Lansdowne Park at dawn. This first view was from a berm along the east side of the stadium. The reflections you can see come from the Rideau Canal.

I proceeded down to the Canal itself.

Here we have a couple of November views of the first light of day, also taken at Lansdowne.

Passing through the Glebe one morning in early December, I took these views in Central Park looking east.

A few minutes later, down at Lansdowne, here was the dawn view looking at the stadium.

Another day in December, two views from the above locations. First in Central Park.

And then at Lansdowne Park, with the Aberdeen Pavilion in the foreground.

And my final dawn shot is the last photograph I took in 2019. This is Dundonald Park in Centretown, taken between Christmas and New Year's, early in the morning just as the sun was starting to rise. I'm now living near here.


  1. Great photos, the reflection on the water is stunning.

  2. Splendid photos. Always worth being up and about for the dawn, though it's still not properly light here at 10 this morning, wet and very grey!

  3. ...when nature paints the sky it's a glorious sight.

  4. A few amazing views, William !

  5. Beautiful sky series! I like colorful reflection shots. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

  6. Especially the sunset you photographed in september near Lansdowne Park is a beauty.

  7. Numbers three and four are shots for the gallery.

  8. Beautiful sky shots. Have a great week!

  9. The dawn of a new year, and of a new day in your photos. I hope we have a good one ahead! :-)

  10. Beautiful sky shots. I wish you a very happy and healthy and creative 202..... lots more blog posts! 2020 will bring many changes.

  11. The trees all look so lovely against the sky!

  12. Kuddos to you (and other photographers) for getting up and out for dawn shots. I like number 4 best, with reflections of color in the water.

  13. @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @John: it's grey here too.

    @Iris: thanks.

    @Tom: true.

    @Karl: indeed.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @David: I agree.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @DJan: hopefully.

    @Anvilcloud: indeed.

    @Shammickite: thank you.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Rue: thanks.

    @barbara: thank you.

  14. Very appropriate to have sunrise shots for the beginning of the year.

  15. The naked tree branches look like a lace pattern aganst the sky !

  16. Wonderful sunrises over the Rideau.

  17. Awesome series of sky shots ~ all very creative ~ thanks, ^_^

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

  18. The canal sunrises are the best! Tweeted!

  19. Love all photos especially the third and fourth.

  20. Beautiful sunrise pictures. It always amazes me how quickly the sky changes!

  21. William, these views are gorgeous!!

  22. @Red: it is.

    @Gattina: they do.

    @Catalyst: indeed.

    @Carol: you're welcome.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Marie: I knew they would be liked.

    @Happyone: that's true.

    @Michelle: thank you.

  23. Beautiful skies William! Love the reflection!

  24. Thank goodness the sun so reliably rises every morning. Nice shots.

  25. i love the cloud reflection on the waters. awesome!! ( ;

  26. I rarely see sunrises. These are lovely.

  27. @Tanya: thank you.

    @Joanne: thanks!

    @Kay: I did too.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Padre: thanks.

    @Rosie: thank you.

    @Jeanie: sunrises for me will be more rare as the year goes along.

  28. These are all lovely to see William.
    My good wishes to you for 2020.

    All the best Jan

  29. I love a nice sunrise, great images!