Monday, January 3, 2022

The Dawn Slowly Rises Upon A New Year

As I end the year with sunsets, so too do I begin my first formal post of the year with sunrises, taken over the course of several months.

My first two shots were taken in June, early one morning at Lansdowne Park. This was from the east side of the stadium.

A few minutes later I got this shot from the west side of the stadium.

And on a morning early in July I was back at Lansdowne. This first view took in the dawn from the west end of the stadium.

Some days later, a different sky.

In August, I caught this dawn sky at Lansdowne, near the east end of the park.

These two shots are at Central Park in the Glebe, taken a few days apart. This is in mid-August.

And this is in late August.

Late in September, I caught the early light of dawn at Lansdowne again, this time with the Aberdeen Pavilion in the background.

And in mid October, once again the stadium view caught my eye one morning.

This early November view was taken in Dundonald Park at dawn.

A different kind of dawn shot, with the sun behind me taken early one December morning in Chinatown. The arch is in shadow, but the sun is starting to shine on the buildings in the background and the construction crane for a site a few blocks west.

I finish with two shots taken around mid-month on a mild morning downtown. The ice on the Rideau Canal was weak, with a thin glaze of water on top, and I caught this view just at the right time looking southeast. Confederation Park lies to the right, with National Defense at left.

Crossing the street, I took this shot of the last stretch of the Canal. The National Arts Centre and Parliament Hill are on the left side, and the Government Conference Centre and Chateau Laurier on the right. Things have gotten colder since I took these two shots.


  1. Still pitch-dark here, but yours sure were a beautiful sight already. No sun expected here - the last two are my favs. To a Happy New Year!

  2. Lovely series. Happy New Year! 🌈

  3. Beautiful dawn pictures. I like the ones with the arch in Chinatown and the last 2 photos in this post. Hope your nose and knee are getting better.

  4. Hello,
    Beautiful sky captures. I like the arch in Chinatown. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

  5. I find it amazing that you sort of organize your posts so far in advance. I am "right now" sort of guy.

  6. Wonderful shots of the start of the day.

  7. @Iris: it's a sunny morning here.

    @Italiafinlandia: thanks.

    @Maywyn: thanks.

    @Nancy: getting there.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: I plan ahead.

    @David: thank you.

  8. The eighth one is my favourite! A keeper!

  9. I rarely seem to be able to pull myself out of bed in time to see sunrises. Thanks for showing me what I am missing!

  10. ...enjoy many beautiful sunrises this year and throw in a bunch of sunsets too!

  11. A beautiful assortment of skies.

  12. A nice series. I never see the sunrise in the summer! ;-)

  13. @Marie: thank you.

    @Jeanie: you're welcome.

    @Tom: something of both.

    @Sharon: that was the idea.

    @RedPat: I keep odd hours at times.

  14. Great sky pics William! Happy New Year!

  15. Beauty in the skies! Well done, William.

  16. Wonderful series of sky shots ~ My favorite is the next to the last one ~ Awesome!

    Wishing you happy moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Happy and Healthy New Year! Beautiful photos! I am not an early riser by nature so I often regrettably miss the beautiful sunrises

  18. These are all beautiful photographs, the last two are my favourites.

    Have a good 2022.

    All the best Jan

  19. Best time of the daw is dawn. The second last photo is stunning.

  20. Morning is my favorite time of day.
    The sky photos are beautiful.

  21. It's gotten a lot colder here too, although, I'm sure, not nearly as cold as there.

  22. @Jan: thank you.

    @Denise: thanks.

    @Bill: a pleasure doing so.

    @Carol: there was quite a variety.

    @Pat: sometimes my sleep is skewed.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Gemel: it's popular.

    @Happyone: thanks.

    @Revrunner: today was cold.

  23. Your next to last picture of the Rideau canal is wonderful.

  24. You live in a beautiful city, many of the buildings are like sculptures a architecture and that bridge is amazing. Then you gifted us with many various and lovely skies. Excellent post.