Barn on Mill Pond along Waba Creek

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Barn on Mill Pond along Waba Creek

Barn on Mill Pond along Waba Creek

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Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

There are a number of beaver ponds and swamps in Gatineau Park and interesting images abound if you are prepared for a hike and often some bushwhacking. The place I visited during this session I had discovered while hiking with a friend a few years ago. With the goal then being the hike, not the photography, I made a mental note of the location. Finally I returned this fall and the scenery was as rewarding as I had expected.

At this site there is a series of three ponds; however the top pond is more of a drained swamp. It seems this pond is not being maintained by the beavers unless park officials are directing/interfering with their developments. The bottom two ponds are smaller, relatively free of deadwood standing out of the ponds and closely lined with trees. The reflections as you can see are amazing.

WARNING: Beaver habitat can be dangerous. Do not be guilty of admiring the landscape and scenery without paying attention to your footwork. This is not to be taken lightly. Why? Although the typical image of beaver activity is large tree stumps and fallen tree trunks, for every large tree felled there are dozens of 1″ to 2″ diameter saplings chopped at about 18″ in length and chiseled to a fine point. The rest of the sapling has been hauled away and only the spike remains. Even in open terrain they are well enough camouflaged, but in typical beaver terrain where new trees, grasses and shrubs have grown over, these spikes are frequently hidden from view. You are likely to trip on one and impale your body or your face on the next. Why so morbid? Well I had a close call myself a couple of years ago. I now try to practice a policy of taking 30 or so steps with my eyes glued to the ground, stopping, and then looking around for appealing shots or where to go next.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

The image has been inverted to give it an abstract feeling. Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Original image has been turned upside-down. Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

Beaver Pond Reflections, Gatineau Park, Quebec.

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You can see additional pictures from this session included as part of my Trees and Leaves Nature Gallery.

reflections art / reflections photos / reflections greeting cards
reflection art / reflection photos / reflection greeting cards
pond reflection art / pond reflection photos / pond reflection greeting cards
pond reflections art / pond reflections photos / pond reflections greeting cards

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November 20, 2009 – Pic A Day

Fall leaves, mainly purple smokebush leaves (Cotinus coggygria ‘purpureus’), which have fallen naturally into a pleasing arrangement on my front door step.
Fall leaves on my front door step seemed to fall naturally into a pleasing arrangement.

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Cityscapes Outing – Camera Club of Ottawa

This Camera Club of Ottawa outing was on a foggy Sunday morning. The assignment was to shoot urban images in Black and White at 400 ISO within the boundaries of Wellington Street to Laurier Street and Bay Street to Elgin Street. We could submit 6 images in total. These were my shots. Click on the image to find it on my website and you find another link at the bottom of each image to view the colour equivalent. I had to convert from colour in photoshop since the Nikon D70s doesn’t have the capability to shoot B&W. I find it preferable to convert in photoshop anyway.

A look along the Memorial Arch which crosses Lyon Street in Ottawa, between the East and West Veterans Memorial Buildings.
A look along the Memorial Arch which crosses Lyon Street in Ottawa, between the East and West Veterans Memorial Buildings.

Railing and leaves along a sidewalk between two major streets in downtown Ottawa.

Railing and leaves along a sidewalk between two major streets in downtown Ottawa.

Ottawa back alley and a loading bay entrance for a downtown merchant.
Ottawa back alley and a loading bay entrance for a downtown merchant.

Back side of a high rise building in downtown Ottawa.
Back side of a high rise building in downtown Ottawa.

The stairs at L’Esplanade Laurier on Bank Street in Ottawa.
The stairs at L'Esplanade Laurier on Bank Street in Ottawa.

Tree against a tiled wall. A few remaining leaves and some yellow Christmas lights add a bit of colour to this late November image. Alterna Savings (formerly CS-Coop) building on Albert Street in Ottawa, Ontario
Tree against a tiled wall. A few remaining leaves and some yellow Christmas lights add a bit of colour to this late November image. Alterna Savings (formerly CS-Coop) building on Albert Street in Ottawa, Ontario

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