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a month in chilly Ottawa

Thought I'd post some pictures I took while back there in chilly, windy, snowy Ottawa.
It's a random mix. A Christmassy shot, a couple of sunny day snaps, a dog I didn't know and a handful at the cottage (in Quebec).

This image was taken at night (d'ah), hand held while leaving my mom's building. They're just lamps outside a two story duplex. I like the effect the cold/light/auto setting on the camera made.

I ventured out one sunny cold afternoon into the backyard and found this veiny leaf w/berries parked on the snow's crusty surface.

My sister threw a few Christmas balls and a string of garland around the dining room chandelier.
I thought it looked cool enough to shoot.

Shot this as we were driving through down town Ottawa along Elgin Street on the way to the cottage (and into white-out conditions on the highway into Quebec!)

At the intersection of Elgin and Rideau Street is the National War Memorial. (it's too bad that they've added some gawdy decorations since I've been gone!) I was shooting through the windshield as we headed up Elgin and kind of liked the old fashioned feel of the exposure I ended up with.

After a white knuckle ride between racing snow plows and the total white-out conditions through Hull/Gatineau, Quebec, we passed this what seemed like an abandoned barn on the way to the cottage.

Once we'd parked and hauled all our booze supplies into the cottage, we strolled around a tiny bit of the property and watched a neighbour's dog who looked pretty intent on burrowing his way home through the snow.

That lump of snow is an overturned boat. The smooth expanse of snow behind is the lake the cottage faces. There is a deer track running along the water's edge.

I would like to be sitting on this swing at dusk in the middle of August. Maybe I will...

I'm really happy how this shot came out. It's the look back down the lane we drove up to get to the cottage. I love the light laying across the tracks we made coming in.

These next two are sort of the same view of the lake but in different lighting conditions and at different distances. The cottage faces a lake - it has an island in the middle of it. This is the view they have.

This is actually taken from inside the cottage through the big picture window.

Would anyone be interested in seeing any of the Notre Dame and Beechwood cemetery photographs I took while I was in Ottawa or have you had enough?


( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 14th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
I want more. Great pictures!
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
Hello you. Thank you so much! It's been a while since I've felt like posting anything. Comments like this just make my day!!!
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
More pictures please! These were all great. I especially liked the bike one and the dog one.
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! That bike one was taken as we drove by it.
I was surprised it didn't just come out as one big blur.
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
More, more!!! :DDD
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
OMG! Thank you. :o) I think I might put up a handful of my cemetery shots tonight. (yes, I take pictures of tombstones. I don't know why, but I love them)
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Aww love them! I need more!! :)

Jan. 14th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
You crazy kid! Would you find a handful of snowy tombstones be interesting?
(I love shooting graveyards, don't ask, I just do)
Jan. 15th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Totally. Remember I don't get snow here very often. ;)
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
Those are gorgeous. You have such a good eye for pictures.
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, darlin'! That is so nice of you to say! Thank you so much. You've made my day.
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
Whenever I look at your photographs I feel as though I'm seeing something secret, something almost hushed and blessed; that's triplefold here, with the soft silent snow blanketing everything. My god do you ever have talent for this -- I am so glad that your equipment lives up to your innate skill now!!

Obviously, I'd love to see more. *mwah*!
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I love how you interpret my images. "hushed", "blessed".
You make them even cooler than I thought they were!!

I'm going to post a handful of snowy tombstones later.

I would love to collaborate on a picture book with you.
My images + your words = WIN, don'tcha think.
Jan. 14th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Those are lovely .. especially the first one of the lights, the bike, and the swing .. you have a good eye for composition.

Post more .. I always like looking at photos.
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
You humble me. I was breathless when I looked at the images you've posted in your journal! You saying that I have an eye for composition means A LOT to me.
Thank you so much for your kind, kind words.

(ps, we're from the same decade)
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are beautiful. I would love to see more!
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you Blue. You're such a sweetheart!
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
You are so good. You should look into selling these to an image bank or something. ::loves you so much::
Jan. 16th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
::hugs tight!:: OMG! Thank you! Do you think someone would seriously buy my stuff, for serious? Hmmmmm, must consider this. [The 30th baby! Can't.Wait!!]
Jan. 18th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
These are stunning--so gorgeous.
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