Hoarfrost Morning

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Hoarfrost Morning

Hoarfrost Morning

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KAP 2013-8 – Parliament Hill and Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island – March 23, 2013

Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island. Parliament buildings on the left and the Supreme Court on the right with the semi-frozen Ottawa River below.

Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island. Parliament buildings on the left and the Supreme Court on the right with the semi-frozen Ottawa River below.

Back to the land of snow and ice after a wonderful month of February in Australia. Recently I have made a couple of attempts to KAP the Wakefield bridge without any success so a couple of weeks have elapsed without succeeding with any kite aerial photography. Finally a nice day arrived to do some work with the Parliament buildings and the still frozen landscape. Here are some of the shots from this session.

Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island. The Supreme Court with the semi-frozen Ottawa River below. Cliff Street Heating Plant.

Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island. The Supreme Court with the semi-frozen Ottawa River below. Cliff Street Heating Plant.

Cliff Street Heating Plant. Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island.

Cliff Street Heating Plant. Downtown Ottawa from Victoria Island.

These photographs were taken using a remote-controlled camera suspended below a kite line (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

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KAP 2013-1 Prince of Wales Bridge and the Ottawa/Gatineau Skyline in Winter

Aerial photograph of the city skylines of Ottawa on the right and Gatineau on the left. The frozen Ottawa River passes between.

Aerial photograph of the city skylines of Ottawa on the right and Gatineau on the left. The frozen Ottawa River passes between.

This Kite Aerial Photography session took place on the Ottawa River shoreline where the Prince of Wales Railway Bridge lands on the Quebec side in the city of Gatineau. Most of the images point towards the Ontario side as they are pictures of the bridge, Lemieux Island and the city of Ottawa skyline. Chaudiere falls is in the middle of the river in the foreground of the aerial skyline photographs of Ottawa/Gatineau.

The Prince of Wales Bridge is not currently in use, and you can see that by the snow on the tracks where only people and dogs have traversed. The bridge is a part of the focus of ongoing discussions regarding rapid transit in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. It has been proposed to operate light rail commuter transit over the bridge.

Actually, one is not supposed to trespass on the bridge as it can be dangerous and accessibility on the Ontario side is difficult due to construction. Despite this, the bridge is often used in model shoots by professional, and not so professional, photographers. Actually, in the picture below, I’m already beyond the sign but hardly in a dangerous location.

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Prince of Wales Railway Bridge meets the Quebec shoreline of the Ottawa river. That's me down there, the kite aerial photographer, with the kite line washed out in PhotoShop.

Prince of Wales Railway Bridge meets the Quebec shoreline of the Ottawa river. That’s me down there, the kite aerial photographer, with the kite line washed out in PhotoShop.

Prince of Wales Bridge runs from the Quebec side in Gatineau, where I am currently flying my kite, across Lemieux Island where there is a filtration plant, and then the bridge continues to the Ontario side in Ottawa.

Prince of Wales Bridge runs from the Quebec side in Gatineau, where I am currently flying my kite, across Lemieux Island where there is a filtration plant, and then the bridge continues to the Ontario side in Ottawa.

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A Winter Walk by the Ottawa River

I’m fortunate to live a few minutes walk from the Ottawa River just west of Westboro Beach. I often head there with my camera when light or weather conditions present an interesting opportunity. I went to the river on New Year’s Eve, prompted by huge globs of snowflakes falling from the sky in the hope of capturing some action blurring of falling snow. By the time I got out there the conditions had changed so that plan was off, but I was thankful to have been prompted to get outside because the conditions were still quite nice in other ways.

This first image was taken on the way to the river. The trail to the right is a bike path in the summer. The trail to the left is a short cut taken primarily by dog walkers and people heading to and from the Dominion Transitway station.

Split in the trail near the Ottawa River Parkway in the Westboro area of Ottawa, Ontario

Split in the trail near the Ottawa River Parkway in the Westboro area of Ottawa, Ontario

The river is frozen over now as we enter the coldest time of the winter season here in Ottawa. Snow levels are still lower than one would expect but there is still lots of time for more. The tree in this image and several others has been photographed many times by me. It is the point of the shoreline that is more or less closest to my home.

Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

Here’s another shot including the same tree but a bit further away and including a nice clump of freeze-dried cattails.

Cattails along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter. This location is just 10 minutes by foot from my house.

Cattails along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter. This location is just 10 minutes by foot from my house.

Freeze-dried cattails and a view across the Ottawa River. Québec is on the far side.

Cattails along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

Cattails along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

Desolation. A lonely shoreline weed on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River and a view across the barren, frozen emptiness looking towards the Québec side of the river.

Dried plant poking though the snow along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

Dried plant poking though the snow along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

Run off from city of Ottawa streets makes it into the Ottawa River through a number of storm sewer outlets. In the winter, road salt may be included in the flow. In summer, soap from car washing, pesticide runoff from lawn treatments, … In the distance is the same tree shown above.

Storm sewers along the Ottawa River.

Storm sewers along the Ottawa River.

Not far from Westboro beach, this tree stands just far enough from its neighbours to give a sense of isolation in a tightly framed photograph.

A tree along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

A tree along the Ottawa River shoreline in winter.

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Aerial Photograph – Red Covered Bridge

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Covered Bridge on Chemin Cross Loop south of Wakefield, Québec. Getty has previously taken several images from this session into their catalogue. Now they’ve taken this additional one.

This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Red covered bridge in Quebec - Kite Aerial Photography

Red covered bridge in Quebec - Kite Aerial Photography

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Tree Shadows – Kite Aerial Photography

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Tree Shadows – Kite Aerial Photography

This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Tree Shadows - Kite Aerial Photography

Tree Shadows - Kite Aerial Photography

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Covered Bridge on Chemin Cross Loop south of Wakefield, Québec.

New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Covered Bridge on Chemin Cross Loop south of Wakefield, Québec.

This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Red covered bridge near Wakefield, Quebec - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Aerial Winter Road (and me) – Chemin Cross Loop – Kite Aerial Photography

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Vertical Aerial Panorama – 2 images stitched. Chemin Cross Loop (and me) – Winter road – Chemin Cross Loop south of Wakefield, Québec. Just after the end of Hwy 5 (soon to be extended so these directions may lose accuracy) turn north on Hwy 105 and a few hundered metres later take Chemin Pine to the west. Turn right on Chemin Cross Loop a few hundred metres later. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Chemin Cross Loop (and me) - Aerial Winter Road Scene and Self Portrait - Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

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Docks and Ice

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Aerial view of the docks and Ottawa River ice at the Nepean Sailing Club, Dick Bell Park, Ottawa, Ontario.
Aerial view of the docks and Ottawa River ice at the Nepean Sailing Club, Dick Bell Park, Ottawa, Ontario.

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KAP 2011-3 – Where the Madawaska meets the Ottawa – January 29, 2011

This session took place at the Arnprior Municipal Marina where aerial views of the city of Arnprior and the Madawaska River were taken, including the weir/dam, the construction of the new water treatment facility, the marina which is also under redevelopment, and the mouth of the Madawaska River where it enters into the Ottawa River.

Arnprior Weir. The curved dam across the Madawaska River alongside the bridge which is Madawaska Boulevard. You can see several bridges upstream and at the top left is the Arnprior Generating Station holding back the river which turns sharply to the right and across the top of the picture.

Arnprior Weir. The curved dam across the Madawaska River alongside the bridge which is Madawaska Boulevard. You can see several bridges upstream and at the top left is the Arnprior Generating Station holding back the river which turns sharply to the right and across the top of the picture.

I had driven to Arnprior early, leaving Ottawa at about 6:00 am with slippery road conditions and ongoing snow squalls. The main purpose was to attend a Masters Swim Meet. I’ve been taking a sabbatical from serious swimming so I went to photograph the event and my swimmer friends. Despite the weather conditions, I trusted the weather forecast and packed my kite aerial photography gear. Apparently it was expected to clear in the afternoon. The meet concluded with a social breakfast at the Antrim Truck Stop, a regular haunt of the Arnprior club. At about 10:30, as I finished eating, I wondered if the serious snow still falling outside was really going to end and debated going home. With skeptical faith in the weather forecast, I decided to wait and see. For the next two hours I marched around town and the Madawaska riverfront with my SLR and tripod taking some scenic shots (which I haven’t looked at yet). By 12:30, lo and behold the sky cleared. I drove to the Arnprior Municipal Marina where I parked and launched my Fled kite and autokap gear for a couple of hours of KAPping.

Kite aerial photography depends on fine/dry weather because of the exposed electronics plus the fact that one cannot clean off the lens after the gear has been surrendered to the sky.

 

The Madawaska meets the Ottawa in winter. Winter aerial view of the Madawaska River where it enters the Ottawa River at Arnprior, Ontario. Vertical panorama created from 2 images. Bristol Mines at the top of the picture in Quebec. My kites may have to visit there someday.

The Madawaska meets the Ottawa in winter. Winter aerial view of the Madawaska River where it enters the Ottawa River at Arnprior, Ontario. Vertical panorama created from 2 images. Bristol Mines at the top of the picture in Quebec. My kites may have to visit there someday.

Collecting ice floes. Aerial photograph of ice and slush created when ice is broken going over the falls now being collected further downstream where there is more stable ice on the river.

Collecting ice floes. Aerial photograph of ice and slush created when ice is broken going over the falls now being collected further downstream where there is more stable ice on the river.

Water Treatment Plant, Arnprior. Development of a larger water treatment plant alongside the Madawaska River in Arnprior, Ontario. The kite line is visible in this picture.

Water Treatment Plant, Arnprior. Development of a larger water treatment plant alongside the Madawaska River in Arnprior, Ontario. The kite line is visible in this picture.

Just as I was about to call it a day, the wind suddenly had the same idea and the camera descended rapidly as I attempted to haul line as quickly as possible. The camera landed fairly softly on soft ice on the surface of the river, face down. I had to leave it there several minutes until the kite lofted it again. The lens froze over and I left the camera turned on for the next two hours so as to give it chance to melt then dry out without damaging the lens retraction mechanism.

Rapid descent. Just as I was about to call it a day, the wind suddenly died.

Rapid descent. Just as I was about to call it a day, the wind suddenly died.

 

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Where the Madawaska meets the Ottawa – Arnprior, Ontario – January 29, 2011.

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