A Golden Hour Downtown


Shooting with the Fujifilm X100s is a very different experience for me. Not looking through the viewfinder takes some getting use to. One good thing is that people seem less intimidated when you look like a tourist holding your camera up high, looking clueless. Unfortunately for me and my new camera, that’s pretty close to the truth. We started at the National Gallery of Canada and walked to the Alexandra Bridge, down to the Ottawa locks and back up the Plaza Bridge. Click on the images to enlarge for better viewing.


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View of the National Gallery of Canada from Sussex Street. Louise Bourgeois’ Maman (1999) stands outside the main entrance.










Crossing the Alexandra bridge from the Ottawa side.










Samuel de Champlain by sculptor Hamilton MacCarthy stands beside the Gallery at Nepean Point, Ottawa. View from lookout on Ottawa side of the Alexandra Bridge.




The Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge spanning the Ottawa River between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. It is known locally as both the “Alexandra Bridge” and the “Interprovincial Bridge”.




17 thoughts on “A Golden Hour Downtown

    1. Thanks Michelle. The viewfinder is the “window” you look through to compose the scene. My lens hood on this camera blocks part of what you see thru the viewfinder. So instead of putting my eye to the viewfinder, I hold the camera at arms length and use the view from the of back of the camera. It’s a very different way of shooting.

  1. What fabulous structures that gallery and bridge are, and your photos are stunning. Beautifully captured golden light. Don’t care much for that spider though – that’s the stuff of nightmares!

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