Britannia Water Purification Plant alongside the Ottawa River (left) and Mud Lake (right). In the distance on the left is downtown Ottawa.
The Ontario side of the Ottawa River at the Deschênes Rapids is the location of several features: the community of Britannia, the Britannia Water Purification Plant (serving the city of Ottawa), the Britannia Yacht Club, and Mud Lake which has become an urban wildlife watching location. Not too far upstream is Britannia Beach, a popular recreation area. The town of Deschênes, which shares the name with the rapids, is on the Quebec side of the river.
Deschenes Rapids in the Ottawa River. On the opposite side is the town of Deschenes, Quebec. This image is taken from the Ontario side. Shoreline trees are submerge during the spring high water levels.
Mud Lake and the lawns of the Britannia Water Purification Plant
Visit my website gallery Britannia Water Purification Plant and Deschênes Rapids, Ottawa, Ontario – KAP 2013-21 – May 1, 2013 to see more images from this session.
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The images in this post and in the related gallery on my website were taken during World Wide KAP Weekend which occurred May 2-5, 2008. This event was organized by the international Kite Aerial Photography community. More information about this group can be found in the Kite Aerial Photography photo pool on Flickr as well as the KAP Discussion Forum.
A book which includes 4 images from each participant has been published and is available at blurb.com
This was the second of 4 locations that I chose to photograph during this event (See also KAP 2008-21, KAP 2008-23, KAP 2008-24).
This session took place at the Britannia Yacht Club on the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario. This is at Deschênes Rapids, on the opposite side of the Ottawa River to the community of Deschênes, where KAP 2008-15 was done. As it is still early May, the snow has only just disappeared and the boats are still in their winter storage locations. Some have been uncovered and owners are starting to do their spring tune-ups and upkeep. Several owners have parked their cars beside their boats.
Britannia Yacht Club. Pre- season at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
Boats in winter storage.
Overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club.
Another overhead shot of docks at Britannia Yacht Club.
Self-portrait. Britannia Yacht Club.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-22 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.