Wednesday, June 27, 2012

By the By

We have the good fortune of living within a 15-minute drive of a marvel of human engineering and persistence. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Rideau Canal - 2012 marks its 180th year of operation, albeit in a much different role than what its builders intended.

Yesterday didn't look promising to venture out on a photoshoot - it was quite blustery and dark skies threatened rain. However, the western horizon offered a glimmer of hope in the early evening as the sun's rays broke out here and there among the scudding clouds. In fact, the evening turned out to be perfect for capturing some of the charms of this place and I hope to share some over the coming days.


15 comments:

Cloudy said...

Die Mühe hat sich ja gelohnt, eine tolle Aufnahme und die Farbschattierungen, einfach herrlich...

Ciao
CL

magda said...

My dear friend Rick
Congratulations for the new look of your blog!!!
Is wonderful!!!
And your photo is fantastic!!!
Many greetings

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful post. Love the photo.
Wish you a great summer.
Hilda

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful shot Rick. I look forward to more photos of the canal. I hope that sunshine is headed this way as we've had about 80 mm of rain this week! Pamela

imac said...

Real nice capture Rick, love the water flow and the shadows are great too, also great header, love to see you getting down to the level of nature itself.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Very cool! Rain sounds really good right about now! We haven't had any for several weeks and we are going to hit our first 100F days of the summer this weekend. (Ugh! and it isn't even July yet)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This picture is a good start.I know that you see beauty all around you so I am sure more lovely pictures are to follow.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous shot and love the banner shot.

joyce said...

That's a great picture....i think I've been to a part of the canal...does it run near ottawa? maybe i'm thinking of something else. I know I've been to the Welland Canal

darlin said...

Wow, this is stunning. Excellent shot Rick, I love what you've done to this with the HDR.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, fantastic photo. Your photography skill is excellent.

Love the water flow, give me kinda of a cooling effect cos it's getting hot in Malaysia with no rain past 2 weeks. :(

Have a nice day, regards.

Marty said...

can you imagine how nice it is to see that wonderful image ? 36° here in the shadow just now ! oh là là trop chaud !!!! je te souhaite un happy weekend Rick and now je vais tremper mes feet dans ta cascade fraîche !!
bisous surchauffés qui se rafraichissent au dessus de l'océan avant de te tomber dessus !

Lúcia said...

Isn't cool when when something unexpected cheers up our day? :)
Have a good weekend Rick!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I love the processing on this. It really makes it pop.

Lisa Gordon said...

I love this, Rick.
It conveys such a wonderful peaceful feeling.
Love your new blog design too!