The Dominion Observatory, an astronomical observatory in Ottawa, Canada that operated from 1902 to 1970.
The observatory grew out of the Department of the Interior’s need for the precise coordinates and timekeeping that, at that time, could only come from an observatory.
The artsy brickwork is something to behold.
I’m watching the clock at it ticks down to the end of the world – actually, I’ll probably be asleep when it happens at 6:20 A.M. EST (or so) tomorrow (Friday).
Celebrated Cassandra’s birthday at her friend’s restaurant. Here she tries on a new pair of earrings with a little help from mom.
The restaurant is the 268 [ate] at 268 Preston St.
I highly recommend the burger – small, but yummy and the fries are amazing good, too. If you get to try the coleslaw, you’re also in for a treat.
Camera Club Christmas party. Food & more food. What a season.
This is some of the rogues gallery. Photographers always look uncomfortable on the other side of the lens.
Glass, water & screen pattern.
I’ve seen this done several times over the years, including 1 or 2 by a fellow club member who is also actively embroiled in the 365 challenge. Time to give it a shot.
I googled “textures & patterns” and borrowed a few likely candidates for my personal use (note the disclaimer).
I then blew them up to fit the screen I am using, put 2 glasses filled with water in front of the screen & moved them around to get some interesting refractions. Different textures produced some interesting results.
Today’s challenge included selecting a “best of”, but this guy won out.
Museum of Civilization
Once a month, the camera club organizes an outing to get folks out of the house who might otherwise stagnate. Tonight, the sign up list of 32 dwindled to a hardy 5. This was likely due to the freezing rain and cold, biting wind.
Parliament Hill was the target of this evening’s pleasure and it was done in jig time.
This is the Museum of Civilization, soon to be revamped, decked out for Christmas as seen from the top of the Hill.
Glycerin on CD
A CD with glycerin. Light to one side to eliminate reflections and to get the rainbow effect. Smoosh it about for the shapes.
The viscosity of this stuff is so high that, seconds after this shot was taken, it had all reformed into round droplets.
On the hustle all day, then directly to a dinner party.
Had to cash in a reserve chip – one of the cats.
xmas light bulb
The world in an ice age, taken from the space station with my 400 mm and 2x multiplier.
The Angry Alien
Took a close look at a root / plant stand that Cassandra & Mike gave Nardin last year for Christmas.
Faces, patterns, etc. throughout.
Beats trudging around in the frozen wasteland.
My brother John
My brother John.
Today was the regional Parkinson’s Association Christmas party.
John wrote and recited an inspirational poem about the challenges and responses to them that people with Parkinson’s face every day.
Good on ya, mate