As the sun set on another year, it is time to say goodbye to 2014 but it is also the time to welcome a new one.
At the risk of sounding very redundant, my first wish is that peace will come on earth.
On a more personal note I want to wish all the viewers here a very good photographic year for 2015, those who are hesitant at jumping into photography, go jump and enjoy
May 2015 be a good year for all of you.
Happy new year everyone
To mark the end of 2014 and the passage to another year, no new photos today but rather my favorite of the year. For each month I picked my favorite photo and to round up the total to 12, I picked what is my favorite photo of the year.
A contrejour photo of the statue of William McKenzie King on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Grotesque sculpture on Canada’s Parliament building
The ex-Bank of Commerce building on Sparks Street in Ottawa
Passing car HDR style
Peacekeeper monument in HDR
Sunset on a corn field in HDR
Fairies at Remic Rapids
and my personnal choice for 2014
where the Rideau River meet the Ottawa River
Strike the pose
Skyscappers for a selfie background
This photo was taken one morning last fall. The good thing with fall is that you do not need to wake-up at an insanely early hour to get some low sunlight. You have a good breakfast, shower and still be onsite early enough to have some beautiful fall light.
The problem when you have a low sun in a photo is the camera get “confused” and you do not get the right exposure. Although this photo is too dark on the left and too bright on the right, I still like this “morning effect” where the light is not equal everywhere.
Morning fog on the river
Nikon 18-200 mm @18 mm, f/5, 1/4000 s, 320 ISO
I did try long exposure a few times during the day with neutral density filter or fadder, this was a first for me, at night.
A long exposure of Ottawa from Parliement Hill
Next time I will try to find a better point of view with less distraction like fence and small trees
Nikon 18-200 mm @ 35 mm, f/ 6.3 at 13 s, 100 ISO, correction factor + 1.7