Sunday, January 3, 2021

The Dawn Rises Upon The Brand New Year

 I tend to start off the year formally in regards to new posts with one of sunrises.

To begin, these first two shots date to mid July, at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe. I photographed the dawn sky over the stadium.

A few minutes later at the east end of the property, I took this shot.

In late August I took these two shots at Central Park in the Glebe.

And a few days later that month, back at Lansdowne, I photographed the Aberdeen Pavilion in pre-dawn light.

A few minutes later at the east end of the property, I turned around and photographed the stadium in the early morning light.

In late September I photographed again in Central Park.

In early October, back at Lansdowne, I took this shot of the first light of day on the ridge at the east side of the stadium.

A few minutes later, I had crossed to the west side of the stadium for this shot.

In mid-November, these two shots were taken a few minutes apart at Lansdowne.

In early December I came out to the Flora Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Rideau Canal and connects the Glebe to Old Ottawa East. It is named in honour of Flora Macdonald, a Canadian politician and humanitarian who lived in the area for years.

And this last one is taken on the morning of the winter solstice in Dundonald Park in Centretown. Someone was walking dogs in the park while I was passing by.


  1. Hello,
    Gorgeous sky captures! Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead!

  2. The sky can give us a pretty gift now and then and you have captured many! Happy New Year William.

  3. @Jan: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Catarina: they stand out.

    @Janey: true.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

  4. And let's hope it will be the year when we get COVID under control. We will get rid of another contagious disease called Donald Trump too.

  5. I love it when the sun's rays come shooting out of the clouds like in your August photos.

  6. ...let's hope that it's a brighter year!

  7. Awesome sky photos to celebrate the beginning of the new year.

  8. Beautiful skies and love the scenes. Happy New Year William!

  9. Lovely sky shots. Thank you for sharing them.

  10. WOW ! wonderful photo, on your header is that ice in the river ? it is beautiful.

  11. Love the rays of light in photos 3 and 4.

  12. You have beautiful skies and wonderful areas in which to showcase them.

  13. Goodness William - these are all so beautiful.
    I was trying to choose a favourite, but couldn't!
    They are all so good.

    All the best Jan

  14. @Maywyn: thanks.

    @David: I agree.

    @Sharon: I did too.

    @tom: hopefully.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Red: thank you.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Denise: thank you.

  15. @Happyone: I agree.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Amy: thanks!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @parsnip: yes, the river freezes up downstream.

    @marie: me too.

    @Jeanie: thanks!

    @Jan: thanks!

  16. The last one wins my vote of favourite. Although the ones at Central park are close behind. Great shots.

  17. That silver grey cloud with shooting rays is my favorite. Twice.

  18. Magnificent sky shots!

    Wishing you a Happy, Creative and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)