Shoreline of the Ottawa River. I positioned myself to frame the rock between the tree branches. There is also a nice diagonal at work in this shot.
The same rock as in the previous shot, but this time in a horizontal composition.
Branches with a skirt of ice where they touch the water.
To my eye, the branch seemed to be directing my attention to the floating ice. This is a horizontal panorama.
I included the sliver of skyline for contrast with the natural surrounding. This is a vertical panorama.
I waited for the duck to reach that position and be a natural focal point for the shot.
I took several shots like this, looking for one with a wave in an optimal position.
We were treated with a procession of the ducks leaving the water together. A short while later, they all went back in the same way.
People skating on the frozen lake left a series of interesting lines. I included the boot print for a contrasting element for the eye to rest on.
Some people feed the wildlife, but this creature left empty-handed from our encounter.
This guardian would not suffer us to pass. Thankfully, our way led in a different direction.