Friday, December 31, 2021

The Twilight Falls Upon Yet Another Year

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.


  1. Beautiful twilight sky over Chinatown. Yes, I can see the arch. Happy New Year 2022!

  2. Lovely twilight.
    Happy New Year, William! 🌈

  3. I like the twilight over the river. Happy New Year.

  4. It's another nice series of twilight photos to end the year with.
    Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2022!

  5. I like those red winterskies! Lovely.

  6. ...let's hope for a fabulous sunrise to 2022.

  7. Thanks for another year of bringing Ottawa to the nation, William.

  8. Beautiful series, love the sky in the 2nd photo.
    I wish you and your family all the best in 2022, a very happy and healthy New Year!

  9. It seems like an appropriate yearend tradition to me.

  10. @Nancy: and to you.

    @Italiafinlandia: thanks.

    @fun60: I do too.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Marianne: me too.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @David: you're welcome.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: me as well.

  11. 3,000? Wow! I'm impressed. Congratulations. And beautiful shots to end the year. I do love twilight, one of the loveliest times of day. Happy New Year, William.

  12. All enchanting shots!

    Congratulations on completing 3000 posts! Looking forward to plenty more!

  13. Congrats on the 3,000th post. I think I have read them all.
    A nice series to end off the year, William.

  14. Cool . Great photos. Happy New Year.

  15. That's a good way to close out the year! Happy New Year!

  16. Beautiful photos, William. Best wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2022.

  17. congrats on 3000 posts, it is impressive. Best wishes to you and yours, dear William.

  18. Congratulations on so many posts! That’s a lot of great photos too.

  19. @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @RedPat: it feels appropriate to end the year like this.

    @Maria: thank you.

    @Red: and to you.

    @Sharon: thanks!

    @Bill: enjoy what's left of the year.

    @Klara: thank you very much.

    @Marie: a lot indeed.

  20. These are wonderful William.
    Happy 2022

  21. Lovely photos. Another year zoomed by!!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

  22. Just stopped by to wish you a happy and healthy new year…

  23. Enjoyed these William very much. Thank you for another year of great posts. Happy New Year!

  24. A good way to end a year, William, and hope that the New Year will be a good and better one for us all.

  25. Exquisite twilight shots!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)