Monday, May 31, 2021

Changing Seasonal Views Within One Perspective

 Once a month I come to an overlook at the start of the Alexandra Bridge where it crosses the Ottawa River to Gatineau. I come to document the changing seasons in a view towards the Chateau Laurier, Rideau Canal, and Parliament Hill. To begin, here is the view at twilight one day in the middle of last September when I was returning from a visit to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.


And then here is the view about a month later, with fall colours during the day.


In the first part of November, most of the leaves were gone.


A month later, on a cold December day, I took this shot.


By early January, the river was freezing up below the Hill.


In early February, I was back on a snowy day.


Here it was in early March on a brighter day.


Early April saw significant change.


And finally, a view from early this month with spring taking hold.

42 comments:

  1. Nice series. Have a wonderful new week.

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  2. It's a good way to view the world.

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  3. Funny to see the seasons paasing by.

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  4. Great series on the different seasons, I love the view!

    Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  5. ...times and views do change and change can be good!

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  6. One day you should put all this together in a coffee table book.

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  7. Such contrasting scenes from the same viewpoint.

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  8. Nice series, with changing skies as the seasons pass. Thank you.

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  9. This is an interesting series! Well chosen.

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  10. Wonderful series, William. Such a series takes patience but is so worth it.

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  11. @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: it is.

    @Marianne: faster than in real life.

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  12. @Tom: I agree.

    @David: I should.

    @John: indeed.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: thank you.

    @Marie: it is.

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  13. Loved the 2nd picture the best. You are doing a great job documenting the seasonal sights. Commendable.

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  14. Such a good series, William!

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  15. Funny how the winter shots look so cold from this vantage point.

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  16. That is a beautiful sight indeed William, in all kinds of weather 💜

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  17. Excellent series, William.

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  18. Wonderful silhouette photo fo the area ~ Xo

    iving moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Interesting change of seasons over that view.

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  20. @Magiceye: thank you.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Red: a couple of those were cold days.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Grace: lots of weather.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Aritha: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sharon: indeed.

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  21. Beautiful views across the river. Enjoyed your seasonal shots very much. Those buildings in the distance are magnificent.

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  22. It's brilliant showing the seasonal changes with the one beautiful view (beautiful in all seasons, but I can certainly see the changes).

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  23. Really love these, how different each photo is. Light, clouds, snow foliage or no foliage all change the tone of each photo. Fantastic post.

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  24. Lovely photos of the same scene. Nice to see the changes.

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  25. @Denise: thank you.

    @Sallie: I think I prefer the winter views with snow coating the slopes of Parliament Hill.

    @Revrunner: they come and go.

    @Gemel: thank you.

    @happyone: thanks!

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  26. So good to have spring coming on again.

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  27. so pretty. when you do post like this ...i think?? which do i prefer. i can see beauty in them all ... enjoy!! ( ;

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  28. Truly amazing to see the obvious changes each month from the same spot. Love this post.

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  29. Very interesting to see the seasonal changes from the same vantage point and spring certainly did take its time in arriving in Canada.

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  30. I like how it looks with the snow, that's something we don't get here

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  31. I always enjoy these series -- the winter is the most dramatic of changes.

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