Friday, August 13, 2010

(Day 225) An evening stroll

It was one of those beautiful summer evenings that you often envision when you're huddled near the wood stove in the deep of winter. There were almost no clouds in the sky, the sun shone warmly, and the air was very calm. We'd had an early dinner in Merrickville, and it was the perfect time for an evening stroll along the Rideau Canal that runs through the middle of the village. The last boaters were just making their way through the locks. Here are a few glimpses along the canal.

(18-55mm  f11  1/5 sec  ISO100)














(18-55mm  f11  1/10 sec  ISO200)














(18-55mm  f11  1/8 sec  ISO200)

22 comments:

becky said...

Your words remind me to remember to appreciate the rest of summer... before we know it winter will be here & we'll be wishing for those warm summer days! Love the water shots.

Scott said...

A few years ago I was introduced to the word "riparian" in a British comedy television show. This is an excellent riparian post.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the golden light in all of them but the tumbling water, like a curtain, is my favorite. That is so nice enlarged.

jasmin said...

schöne Wochenendgrüße von Jasmin, das Schleusen Foto ist sehr schön, bei uns denkt man langsam an den Spätsommer, die Sonne meint es nicht mehr all zu gut...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Rick,that last picture is breathtakingly beautiful.The evening light gives such a warmth to the images.
Blessings,Ruth

marty said...

these photos are very very nice and the light
was so beautiful ! love all of them
bisous Rick

CarreraCaballo said...

Nice Boat - Yours?
I love long exposured photos of running water :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Rick said...

@becky - thanks Becky; I always come back to my archives in the winter just to look at shots like these - I can always remember where and when I made my photos - puts me right back there!

Rick said...

@Scott - yes, I recall that word from my high school days; Parks Canada holds riparian rights where I made these photos. Thanks Scott - nice pun too ;-)

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thanks Carolyn; I didn't have my tripod and the light was getting low so I got on the ground to steady the camera to make the shot - I like the silky look from the slow shutter speed.

Rick said...

@jasmin - dankeschön!

Yes, we can slowly see the sun set a little earlier every evening. But, we're still enjoying summer - don't want to think about winter. yet.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth; the water in the canal was almost completely still; I was surprised by the colour of the leaves, and I love reflections.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Rick said...

@marty - merci marty! Evening light is my favourite - I'm not up early enough usually for morning light ;-)

Bisous !

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - ha - I wish! ;-)

Thank you Joseph; hope your weekend is splendid!

imac said...

Beautiful Rick, wonderful time cruising down the canal.

S. Etole said...

Waterfalls are a favorite of mine ...

darlin said...

Wow! I love your shots once again Rick, your shots never disappoint, ever! It's so hard to pick one as a favorite of the three you have posted; I love waterfalls and reflections and the first photos is stunning with the deep greens and just the right amount of light. I'm glad that you posted all three.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac; wish it WERE me cruising down the canal - I cruised along the footpath :)

Rick said...

@S. Etole - glad to see you're back, even if only for a short time; thank you, also a favourite of mine.

Rick said...

@darllin - thank you Darlene. This 365 is a real challenge some days to come up with something interesting. I love that small village - there's always something to see and make photos of.

Have a great weekend, well, what's left of it.

teca said...

Wonderful photos ... the latter is a dream ... thanks for sharing a beautiful moment.

Kisses and a sun light, honey!

Rick said...

@teca - thank you teca; always wonderful to 'see' you here and read your kind words.

A beautiful Sunday for you. Beijos !!!