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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Docks and Ice – Nepean Sailing Club

It was a nice day today for a trip to the Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park … at least for photographers not sailors.

Late winter/early spring can seem a bit dreary for photography with the dirty ice and dead grass poking through. I decided to make this 3rd aerial outing to Nepean Sailing Club, figuring that it would be a good day for shapes and forms from the air. I had seen the docks poking through the ice last week while driving out to Kanata.

Here are a couple of the shots I took today. You can see more in the KAP 2010-2 gallery on my website.

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club. © Rob Huntley

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club

Docks and ice at the Nepean Sailing Club. © Rob Huntley

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KAP 2008-14: Nepean Sailing Club, Dick Bell Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. March 22, 2008.

Dick Bell Park is at the west end of the city of Ottawa near the community of Crystal Beach, just west of Andrew Hayden Park, and is home to the Nepean Sailing Club. The location used to be a larger bay (Crystal Bay) but the marina and park, as well as Andrew Hayden Park, was created with landfill. The artificial peninsula protects the marina and docks. There is a lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. A club house, parking area, and boat storage area has also been developed on the site. These photographs were taken with a camera suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park:

Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park in Ottawa

Lighthouse at the point of the artificial peninsula, built to contain and protect the marina and docks:

Lighthouse on the point at Dick Bell Park, Ottawa.

An overhead look straight down at the lighthouse on the point:

Overhead view of the lighthouse, Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa.

Boats in storage for the winter at Nepean Sailing Club:

Boats in winter storage at the Nepean Sailing Club.

Abstract overhead view of trees and shadows at Dick Bell Park:

Abstract overhead view of trees and shadows at Dick Bell Park, Ottawa.

You can see additional pictures from my KAP 2008-14 outing in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery on my website.