It is a cold clear evening in Ottawa tonight and a thin layer of ice is already covering the Rideau Canal. Once the ice is 30cm thick the canal will open to skaters. The National Capital Commission puts a number of temporary shelters on the canal for the skaters to change out of their boots and even to refuel with a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider. There is also a hut were you can purchase a "Beaver Tail" which is an iconic Canadian pastry treat.
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cargus (7704) 2012-12-15 20:48
Superbe scène de nuit,superb reflections in water, joué dans les plus belles couleurs, image claire et bien fait.!!
sabermonajati (8493) 2012-12-15 22:08
you management light very well.and reflect of lamps exist fascinating composition.you shot excellent view.
worldcitizen (6025) 2012-12-16 11:52
Happy Holidays to you, too! This is a lovely night view. I like the holiday lights and the color of the sky. Your high POV looking down is nice, and the canal leads us into the distance to the clock tower.
Waylim (24360) 2012-12-16 14:43
Gorgeous blue hour shot, without the holiday light it would be a more simple and cleaner and classic composition. However, with the holiday light display, it really adds the cheerfulness and festive mood to the composition. The contrast between the dark blue sky and the festive colors of the lights really make the image pop, and I love the silky smooth texture of the reflection on the river.
Excellent shot with festive mood, a classic holiday greeting image. Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and family.
jemaflor (76660) 2013-06-18 11:57
great nightshot well managed, good pov and result with all these lights, Th etower is well placed in a focal point of the view.
mjw364 (6282) 2013-07-03 1:01
Nice long exposure shot with great colours and atmosphere. Good use of the canal as a lead in line too.
krzychu30 (14412) 2013-07-23 0:55
Holidays are long gone,but the view is spectacular!I´m glad to discover your gallery with so great photos from Canada.It´s excellently composed and executed scene,but for me the most eye-catching thing about it are these lovely,vivid colors and superb contrast between them.One thing more you should get at least two points more for it are the sky and reflections in the water-both look stunning!
COSTANTINO (46544) 2013-12-10 11:48
excellent night shot very difficult
shot with hunderd of lights creating
amazing reflections on the surface
of the dark water
pov is too high
adores (32204) 2013-12-16 16:50
Good pov! It's really nice to see it so illuminated! It's a good shot in the blue hour and with a good exposure!