Yesterday while preparing posts I noticed that my post for yesterday was my three thousandth published post. Where does the time go?
It is New Year's Eve, and it has been my tradition to end each year with twilight shots. Such is the case this year. I start with this early October shot taken on a street in the Glebe. I'd come down this street in the last light of day to photograph some fall colours I noticed along its stretch, and the sky through the trees caught my eye.
In the middle of October I saw the twilight sky over Chinatown. Note the arch above the street.
This was taken in early November one evening in Centretown.
A few days later I took these two shots heading west during the last light of day.
In mid-December I went up to Parliament Hill late in the day to photograph the Ottawa River in twilight, something that I find fitting to close out the year. Centre Block is here.
West Block was already in silhouette. I headed that way.
There's some high ground between West Block and Centre Block, with two statues on it: Prime Minister Lester Pearson and Queen Victoria. Access onto the hill itself is closed off for the winter.
Here we have a glimpse of this side of West Block, with the Confederation and Justice Blocks and the Supreme Court in the background.
Pearson sitting in silhouette.
And Queen Victoria.
Two looks westward along a cold Ottawa River, taken a few minutes apart. I was upstream yesterday morning on the Portage Bridge and noticed ice is forming up below the Hill, but it's a stretch I would never cross.
And my closing shot for the year: the Gatineau side of the river, with the Museum of History on the shore at right. Off in the distance are the Gatineau Hills. Happy New Year to all of you.