Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Rideau sunset

On my recent visit to the nearby Rideau Canal, Sasha and I spent some time near the lower end of the locks - I'll post a few shots made there in the near future. Time was moving on and I didn't want to miss the golden hour. Sasha unfortunately isn't as spry as she once was (who among us is) and I wanted to be in place to capture the sunset. So she had to forgo her stop-and-sniff-every-ten-feet routine as we marched (relatively) briskly westward above the locks to a headland jutting out into the lake formed by the dam.

Usually at this time of evening, the mosquitoes lurk in the bushes waiting to extract their pint of blood (well up here they extract by the litre), however, they were dissuaded by the fairly stiff breeze. Yes, I was counting my blessings. Nor was I disappointed by the golden hour.

[Scott is the founder of the Sunset Sunday theme - check out his blog for more awesome sunsets]

(btw - it is Sunday already; I think this is the earliest I've ever posted a Sunset Sunday shot)


25 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is a stunning shot, Rick! Looking forward to your other shots. One of these days I will post a sunset shot to link to Scott's. I just never seem to be outside at that time. One of these days..

darlin said...

Rick this has to be one of your best ever Sunday Sunset shots, it's amazing! I feel like I could reach out and touch the grass. I was just looking at the HDR programs out there, I'm only in the thinking about it phase, well I WAS in this phase until I saw this work of art!

Happy Canada Day Rick, I'm not quite there yet with an hour to go but it's coming in my corner of our beautiful country. It's also my sisters b'day, she's blessed and gets fireworks every year for her special day... lucky duck! lol

Take care and WOW again on this one!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Gorgeous sunset, Rick. Glad you got to your spot for the golden hour.

Lasse said...

Gorgeous shot Rick, and I sure understand that you didn´t want to miss that!

Cloudy said...

Trauhaft schön! So muss es im Paradies ausschauen...

Ciao
CL

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful sunset. Great composition.
Wish you a nice week.
From Hilda

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous! The setting is perfect and of course the colors of sunset make a lovely image.

Cheri said...

Rick, this is seriously off the charts beautiful!

S. Etole said...

Truly a golden hour ... what beauty you've shared.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love all the colours and the lighting. Glad the mosquitoes didn't get you!

imac said...

Wonders to be seen from your camera Rick, love it.

I got bitten in Scotland by the midges,

Lisa Gordon said...

Just my opinion, but I think one of your very, very best. This is pure magic to me.
Wishing you a beautiful start to your week!

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, wow... I really love this sunset photos. It sure brighten up my Monday Blues.LOL

It's really gorgeous. Excellent, excellent... Admire your photography skill. 2 thumbs up for you.

Lucky you, no mosquitoes bites. :)
God bless.

Have a nice week ahead, regards.

Scott said...

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Sunset Sunday.

Lúcia said...

The sky looks fantastic in this shot!
Have a good week Rick! ;-)

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That shot is gorgeous! I love the reflection of the clouds in the water!

Rick said...

Thank you all for your very kind words - they're much appreciated as are your visits.

I hope all the Canadians had a great Canada Day, and I wish my American friends a wonderful July 4th celebration !

Leslie said...

That is a heavenly photo.

magda said...

My dear friend Rick, this is a work of art!!!!!
Congratulations!!!
So beautiful place, very nice colors, lovely!!!
Many thanks for so kind comment!
I wish you a wonderful summer with your family!
Best regards

joyce said...

That is a stunning picture Rick! May I save it to my files just for looking at, would never use it for anything other than personal viewing. I'm just in love with the colours.

Marias Teater said...

Very romantic and dreamy...
Truly wonderful, burning sunset

Marty said...

sure you have found paradise sur terre! this is magnifique Rick
et pour rien au monde je n'aurais voulu missed that ! even with moustiques !! this image is like a painting ! wonderful !
I wish you ... what could I wish you!
faire un bouquet avec les roseaux pour ne jamais oublier ces moments délicieux !
bisous d'or

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

The light is just incredible. I wish I could take photographs like this.

Paul

Meta said...

Gorgeous photo.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ah-mazing!