I kicked off my long weekend by doing a little night photography. I stayed away from the Parliament/Market area and instead focused on other areas downtown.
I love messing around with long exposure and aperture settings during night time shooting. It’s a lot of fun to generate these unique looks.
Quick facts on for each photo:
- Chinatown Arch: It’s new, built in 2010. Which means someone was able to blog about its construction. Click here to read more.
- First Church of Christ, Scientist: Here’s what the City of Ottawa’s website has to say: “Constructed in 1913, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, engaged Ottawa architect J.P. MacLaren to design a building in the Classic Italian style. This handsome Ohio sandstone building, with Corinthian columns, pediments, recessed doorway and temple plan was MacLaren’s response to these instructions. It features a spacious auditorium that is still used in religious services, and a three-manual Casavant pipe organ.”
- Canadian Museum of Nature: The building actually served as a temporary House of Commons from 1916-1919 after the fire on Parliament Hill
- Pretoria Bridge: This structure is 98 years old, but it had to undergo an extensive rebuild in the 1970s due to damage from road salt
- Preston Street: Also has a commemorative street name, Corso Italia