I don’t think this race is run any more in the Ottawa area but I have seen it elsewhere. This shot was taken as a print, before the digital days. I scanned it some time ago but I have since reworked it with some digital tweaking in PhotoShop.
I have recently added this image to my storefront at Fine Art America. It is for sale as an art print, canvas print, poster or greeting card. Sales are direct through Fine Art America who handle all arrangements, manufacture and shipping.
Click on the image to go to the same image at Fine Art America.
Rubber Duckies Annual Race for Charity
rubber ducky art / rubber ducky photos / rubber ducky greeting cards
© Rob Huntley Photography / Rob’s Photo Cards / STOCK Photography / Like My Facebook
New in my Getty Images portfolio:
Hartwell Locks are on the Rideau Canal system, just upstream from Dow’s Lake in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are next to Carleton University, and many commuting students (bike, skates or on foot) have to cross these locks. The locks throughout the system are manually operated. The Rideau Waterway system extends from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
Click on image to go to the same image in my Getty Images portfolio.
aerial photographs greeting cards for sale / aerial photographs canvas prints for sale / aerial photographs framed prints for sale / aerial photographs metal prints for sale / aerial photographs acrylic prints for sale / aerial photographs prints for sale / aerial photographs posters for sale
Here’s my new postcard design of skating on the Rideau Canal. This is an abstraction of an aerial view of skating on the Rideau Canal. The original photograph was taken with Kite Aerial Photography.
The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.
© Rob Huntley
Hartwell Locks are on the Rideau Canal system, just upstream from Dow’s Lake in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They are next to Carleton University and the Central Canada Experimental Farm of Agriculture Canada. Many commuting students (bike, skates or on foot) have to cross these locks. The locks throughout the system are manually operated. The Rideau Waterway system extends from Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario.
These photographs were taken using Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).
Overhead view of Hartwell Locks.
A boat going through Hartwell Locks.
Looking north from Hartwell Locks down the Rideau Canal towards Dow’s Lake with the city of Ottawa in the distance. Carleton University is on the right and the Arboretum of the Experimental Farm is on the left.
Looking south down the Rideau Canal from Hartwell Lock. Carleton University is on the left and the Experimental Farm is on the right. In the distance are several residential towers near Hogs Back (Meadowlands Drive and Prince of Wales Drive).
Carleton University and Hartwell Locks on the Rideau Canal system.
The Experimental Farm of Agriculture Canada when viewed from high above Hartwell Locks.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-29 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.
Always double check your settings before launching your camera before launching it for an hour. I believed I had set the camera correctly at home before leaving but was wrong. This session was shot incorrectly at aperture f8 (aperture priority) making shutter speeds considerably slower than I would have preferred. This error resulted in a number of images with slight motion blur making them appear out of focus. They had to be discarded, particularly those when the sun disappeared behind cloud. F4 or lower would have been more appropriate.
This was a group KAP, to coincide with the California KAP weekend. Our part in trying to promote a worldwide KAP weekend and three of us got together: myself,
and Carl (kapercarl)
(Incidentally a Worldwide KAP Weekend did get “off the ground” several weeks later first weekend in May on which I will report later.)
Here are a few of the images harvested this session. These pictures were taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
Merrickville, Ontario. The Rideau Canal locks can be seen at the centre right of the picture.This is beside the Rideau River.
Ayling’s Marina, Merrickville, Ontario. This is the Rideau River.
Upstream part of the Ayling’s Marina at Merrickville, Ontario.
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-18 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.
The Rideau Canal system stretches from Ottawa, Ontario to Kingston, Ontario. I’m not sure of the exact length of the canal, but it is 180 km to cycle from Ottawa to Kingston in the annual Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. The city of Ottawa’s existence largely depends on the fact that this was the site chosen for where the canal would join the Ottawa River. For many years, Ottawa laid claim to having the longest outdoor skating rink in the world, stretching from Dow’s Lake to the National Arts Centre (our claim has recently been outclassed by the city of Winnipeg I believe). Weather permitting, the rink is open to recreational skating (and commuting) for several months each winter. The skating rink is one of the main focal points of the annual Winterlude festivities which is an important tourist attraction to the region.
This Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) outing includes pictures taken about 1 week after Winterlude ended for this year. I made several attempts to photograph this site during Winterlude. Twice there was sufficient wind for the kite but not for the camera. Once my remote control’s batteries were drained from being accidentally turned on in my pack sack the day before. On this, my fourth attempt, I also experienced equipment failure with my camera only recording the first 40% of the shots I thought I had taken.
Here are a few images from that outing:
Looking towards Bronson St. Bridge where the skaters go under to continue skating to downtown Ottawa.
Dow’s Lake Pavilion in the distance on the left. The taller building is Adobe.
Wave to the camera:
Overhead shot of snow drifts and people tracks on Dow’s Lake, Ottawa:
skating art / skating photos / skating greeting cards
You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-10 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.