Taken just before blue hour over the Ottawa River, looking down off of the bridge. This is a multi column panoramic image. It had been quite stormy late in the afternoon, which made for some nice clouds. Unfortunately the clouds were a bit too thick on the horizon, so there didn't end up being much color in the sky at sunset.
Today was the first time I had a chance to get out and really put the new Kase Wolverine filter system to the test. I hiked down into a small lake in Gatineau park. The winds were blowing steady making it impossible to do any bracketed shots. I got out the Kase system and using the magnetic circular polarizer with a 6 stop medium graduated filter I was able to balance the scene really well, no need for bracketed shots to be able to recover all of the detail! Yeah! This is a three row, multi-column panoramic image with over 10,600 pixels on the short side. With this much resolution, it will print nice and big easily! (at 300 dpi that works out to a 36" tall print without any resizing!)
Getting Close to the Edge - Ottawa River, Ottawa, ON
I'm always looking for new and interesting locations around Ottawa to capture. This was taken just before sunset on a cool December evening looking away from the sunset to capture the alpen glow in the sky. I really liked how the ice was very thin around the bolder in the river, and how the ice disappeared towards the island allowing for some nice reflections from the bare trees on the island in the middle of the river.
For this version of the image, I chose a square crop. This scene was captured early on a winters evening, shortly after the sun had set during blue hour. This location is in Prescott, about one hours drive south of where I live in Ottawa, Ontario.