So I got a new toy and have been playing around with it. This is one of the first pics I took with it. Love the DOF. I am still playing as the first bunch of shots I took were mostly garbage. After updating the firmware, it is so much better and I get this type of photo. So happy so far. Going to spend the weekend playing with this lens and another vintage lens I got
Amusements at Winterlude. 2 people sit across from each other in this art installation. In the centre is a lever that gets pulled back & forth. Artworks are on both the instide & outside of the cylinder. They move according to how fast the lever is pulled. Winterlude (free festival Jam 31-Feb 17) Ottawa, On Canada. Photos taken Sparks St Feb 15, 2020. .
Events happen in several areas. Some events R @ Jacque-Cartier Park Gatineau Que. Ottawa events R @ Sparks St, Confederation Park, Byward Market, Landsdowne Park, Bank St & the Rideau Canal skateway. The Rideau Canal (Unesco World Heritage site) is the longest naturally frozen skating rink in the world. It holds a Guinness world record (7.8 kilometres or 4.8 miles) & it runs through the downtown core & out to Dow’s Lake. It is used for recreation & a skating commute to work or school. .
Winterlude started in 1979. It is an important tourist draw in the winter & the skateway is the focal point. People come from all over the world & in 2007 there was a record 1.6 million visits. There’re R heated huts along the ice surface to warm up, change footwear, take a break & use the bathrooms. Skating depends on the weather & ice thickness visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/rideau-canal-skateway for conditions. Festival info https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/winterlude.html .
Don’t forget to try BeaverTails a famous Canadian pastry & also Maple taffy that’s made on snow. Check out the interactive art installations throughout the sites. . #myottawa #gatineau #outaouais #winterlude #rideaucanalskateway #unescoworldheritagesite #winterfestival #familyfun #beavertails #mapletaffy #ottawatourism #livelovecanada #imagesofcanada 🍁 #streetshotz #icesculptures #sparksstreet #artinstalation #ihadtosnapthat #videooftheday #photography #hertitagecanada #ncc_ccn #video #aroundtheworld #cbcottawa #moodygrams #ottcity #facesmagazine #ottawamagazine #igers
Gonna do a stream in hopes it goes better than the last time. ^^; I’ll be with @teslavonz_ttv and a rando unless there’s a friend who wants to join on PS4. Sorry, it’s not #pc I know I know, but, there’s only so much I can do for now <3 #apex
Fresh air and floofy hair!
Had a great spaw day - check my stories for my “before” look and let me know in the comments what you think of this “after” look! .
PS These cute chairs and a fire pit are set up at Trail 26 by the @relais.plein.air in the Gatineau Park. This trail is only for skiers in the winter so we took the pic and then drove to the dog-friendly Pioneer Trail for our walk.
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy! .
Today it is a snowy and blustery day so we are staying nice and warm inside. Took this pic last week on the Voyageurs Pathway when we went to see the sunset! Hopefully the sun will come back tomorrow!
Happy Monday! It’s a marshmallow world in the Meech Creek Valley! .
Wishing a Happy President’s Day to my American friends and a Happy Family Day to my Canadian friends who have the holiday today. It’s not a holiday where I live in Quebec but since my Mom is retired, every day is Family Day for us!!
For me, this picture sums up #Winterlude . It is a celebration of the deepest part of winter and the hope that we are on the back stretch heading to warmer weather. It is to remind us that, especially in winter, it is important to get out and enjoy the company of others and to not stay in. It is also a reminder to get out and sit for a bit and visit with family, friends and neighbours that can’t get out and being a little of the Winterlude with you. Happy Winterlude 2020 and see you soon Winterlude 2021. Enjoy this final eve and get out, give someone a hug or sit and have a conversation. Happy Family Day everyone. .
🔴 ONLINE \o/ !! Gonna be playing #apex with @teslavonz_ttv to practice my skills since it seems like I’m #improvingeveryday so more #training for me! I love to train skills I enjoy! <3 What’s one of your favourite skills you’ve honed over the #years ? Lemme know in the comment section below! xoxo
Interactive Music Station at Winterlude (free festival Jan 31-Feb 17, 2020) Ottawa, On Canada The lights in the windows corespondents with the piano playing. Shot at Sparks St Feb 15, 2020. .
Gatineau, Quebec & Ottawa, Ontario collectively are known as the National Capital Region. Events happen in several areas. Some events R @ Jacque-Cartier Park Gatineau, Que. Ottawa events R @ Sparks St, Confederation Park, Landsdowne Park, Byward market, Landsdowne Park & the Rideau Canal (Unesco World Heritage site). The Rideau Canal is the longest naturally frozen skating rink in the world & it holds a Guinness world record (7.8 km or 4.8 miles long). It is used for recreation & a skating commute 2 work or school. . . . . . . .
Winterlude started in 1979. It is an important draw for tourists in the winter & the focal point is the skateway. People come from all over the world & 2007 there was a record 1.6 million visits. There’s heated huts along the canal ice surface to warm up, change footwear, take a break & use the bathrooms. Skating depends on the weather & ice thickness info via https://ncc.cnn.gc.ca/places/rideau-canal-skateway Even if the canal is closed for skating, events are open in most areas of the region. For more info visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/winterlude.html Don’t 4get 2 try BeaverTail a famous Canadian pastry & also maple taffy that’s made in snow!
. . . . . . . #myottawa #gatineau #outaouais #winterlude #rideaucanalskateway#unescoworldheritagesite #winterfestival #familyfunday #beavertails #ottawatourism #imagesofcanada 🍁 #ottcity #icesculptures #piano #interactiveart #ihadtosnapthat #picoftheday #photography #hertitagecanada #ncc_ccn #video #aroundtheworld #cbcottawa #moodygrams #canadiancreatives #facesmagazine #igers#ottawamagazine
The highest ice bar in Ottawa at @andazottawa finishes tonight. It was a great experience that couldn’t be missed. Now you’ll have to wait for next year. It was a beautiful environment with blankets, fire pots, lighted cubes, a luge to drink a shot right from the ice bar and awesome decorations. The focal point ( besides the amazing view and the maple taffy) was this amazing ice bar. Winterlude ends today and has been a blast. .
I really like this shot. It is a fire pit with a flow ball behind it and the reflection of it as well. It creates a really cool abstract and looks like the ball is on fire. Let me know if you like it too
Not sure if this bear needs a hug or he is reaching for his next snack. What a welcoming and wonderful environment that was created for Winterlude at @andazottawa Great way to celebrate a Canadian winter
Ice sculpture competition Winderlude Ottawa, On Canada 2nd place winner is “Ying & Yang” created by Philippine sculptors Antonio Baisas & Ross Baisas. Photo taken Feb 15, 2020, location Sparks St. Mall. Winterlude Winter Festival Ottawa, On & Gatineau, Que ( National Capital Region ) Jan 31-Feb 17, 2020
Winterlude info visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/winterlude.html
"Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings."
- Terri Guillemets
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Watching the sunset is my therapy and today’s was especially nice to see this lone kite surfer braving the cold weather on the Ottawa River. .
As another @bell_letstalk day comes to a close, I just want to share how grateful I am to have discovered a love of nature and photography after I retired four years ago. It has been a very therapeutic hobby for my own mental wellness and I am grateful to all of you who have encouraged and supported me! .
Please keep the #bellletstalk conversation going and help spread awareness every day to end the stigma of mental health issues.