It is my habit to mark New Year's Eve with twilight shots taken over the last few months. Such is the case this year, starting with this evening shot in July taken downtown, with moody skies and the very last light of day.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Twilight Descends Again Upon Another Year
Later in July, I was at Lansdowne Park around dusk and took these two shots at the east end of the property. The first included the north stands with the Aberdeen Pavilion; the second featured the Pavilion with the twilight sky.
In early August, I caught this view over Centretown.
This was late in August, with the same general perspective as in my first shot.
While this was in September. Again, the same location.
And this was late in the day on a November afternoon. Same street, just a hundred metres further east.
I took these last ones a few days ago. I went up to Parliament Hill at end of day and took this first shot of Centre Block, with the Centennial Flame in the foreground.
I moved westward, taking this perspective of the West Block.
On my side of the roadway is a slope with two statues up above. The first is Queen Victoria, silhouetted against the twilight.
The second is Prime Minister Lester Pearson.
Beyond, the road turns, and I got this shot looking out over the Ottawa River, with the Supreme Court in the distance.
A short walk beyond gave me another perspective of the last light of day.
And my last twilight shot of the year, taken a few metres on, includes another statue, Prime Minister Robert Borden, with the Confederation and Justice Blocks off to the west. Farewell, 2022.