An inukshuk sculpture in the river. Turbulent water at the top of the frame, along with the wake of the sculpture, give a sense of the speed of the water.
More sculptures. The precarious way the stones are balanced is quite impressive, and typical of the work of the artist.
A lone kayaker with the Champlain Bridge in the background. I'm contrasting the tiny kayaker with the immense sky that fills most of the frame.
Beautiful light on a peaceful scene. I was seeking balance between the nicely lit island and the bank of clouds at the upper right.
A tight shot with a nearly wide open aperture to isolate the flower against a soft blurry background.
I'm drawn to backlighting for the etherial glow it gives to subjects, as in the case of these thistles. The trick is to find an angle where the background is not distracting.
Sunset light on the bridges leading to Lemieux Island.
A view of downtown Ottawa from the bridges leading to Lemieux Island. The sunset light draws attention to the buildings and is repeated on the leading edge of the clouds.