Day 92 of 365

Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge

Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge

What may appear to be a roller coaster is actually the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge under
construction.

Population growth in the South Urban Community (both Barrhaven and Riverside South)
continues to increase causing congestion and delays on the current Rideau River crossings at Hunt Club Road and on Bridge Street in Manotick. The new bridge has been subject to several delays including a restart due to the original contractor declaring bankruptcy. Originally scheduled for completion in 2012, the Aug. 31, 2013 deadline is being pushed back as well.

Day 91 of 365

Chinese Dragon

Chinese Dragon

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Chinese New Year. The traditional parade through Chinatown, along Somerset St. A frigid day marked the Spring Festival.

There were dragons, all of the New Year characters (snake, rat, ox, tiger, etc.) and beating of drums & bells.

Day 89 of 365

Office windows at night

Office windows at night

Valentine’s Day & I’m off to my print making class.
It’s actually a course in preparing images for printing – more specifically, for getting the best out of what the camera has captured in order to produce fine art prints.

The first few sessions provided Photoshop tools to manipulate the image to enhance the good parts. Next up will be using the tools to prepare an image, then printing using a variety of papers to see the different effects.

Anyway, the trip takes me across town during rush hour (start time 6 P.M.).  Had time to shoot out the car window as I waited for the lights.

Day 85 of 365

Decor

Decor

Attended a “Celebration of Life” today.

Our accountant, who had the innate ability to become a friend just by being himself, succumbed to cancer in late January. Nicholas Newton, well respected in the community,
was honoured by well over a hundred friends and family at the Boys and Girls Club which he
helped bring to reality in Ottawa.

Today’s photo is unrelated other than it was taken at a Thai restaurant shortly after as we mused over the shortness of it all and the need to keep close ties.

Day 83 of 365

IP Bridge in snow

IP Bridge in snow

One of the snowiest days this winter. Ranged from heavy to moderate in intensity, but steady from early morning until after midnight. Total accumulation? I’m guessing 25-30 cm. (Update when available.)

Crossing the Interprovincial¬†(Royal Alexandra) Bridge toward Gatineau (Hull), I shot this through the front window. Afternoon traffic was light as, I’m sure, many folks decided to stay home & wait it out. It was, after all, a Friday.