This photo was taken from the Corktown footbridge, on October 24th, 2015 in Ottawa.
For the past few days, we’ve been enjoying that first burst of summer in Ottawa. I’ve been walking around the downtown core after work, camera in hand, enjoying the warm temperatures and sunshine. The clear and sunny weather has given the cityscape a unique look, providing some vibrant colours.
I took a stroll in downtown Ottawa this Saturday, along the banks of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. As usual, I brought my DSLR with me and tried to get a few worthy shots.
This was my first time shooting in RAW format. Not sure if I feel like there was much of a benefit to my shots, seemed to be able to get some pretty good editing done when shooting simply in JPEG. But I’m still learning so I’ll give RAW some time. I think it could really come in handy when editing shots taken at night.
I also tried something new (for me) this time, I shot in Aperture Priority mode, I think it helped.
Here of three of my favourite shots from the day.
Last weekend I was able to go for a skate on the Rideau Canal. I’d only been a couple of times before, most recently in 2009 on a trip with my college class. I’ve only been living in Ottawa for a year now, so I didn’t get to grow up with the world’s largest skating rink close by.
So last Saturday I strapped on my Bauer Chargers, took my DSLR with me and hoped like hell that I didn’t fit a patch of rough ice, take a tumble and destroy my camera.
Fortunately I stayed on my feet the whole time, and was able to get some nice shots. Check it out.