2018 Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light – Grande Finale


Lac Leamy Fireworks 2018 – Grande Finale

Photos taken from the Mackenzie King Bridge in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, August 20, 2018.

2018 Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light – CHINA


Photos taken from behind Richmond Landing in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

2018 Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light – GERMANY


Photos taken from behind the Supreme Court of Canada building in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

View of Alexandra Bridge with fireworks launch barge on Ottawa River.

Lac Leamy Fireworks 2018 – Germany

View of Parliament Buildings and National Art Gallery.

Lac Leamy Fireworks 2018 – Germany

… and the fireworks …

2018 Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light – SPAIN


Photos taken from the Mackenzie King Bridge in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Vimy Monument Statues


The Canadian War Museum has custody of 17 of the 20 plaster figures that were created by the sculptor Walter Seymour Allward for his creation of the Vimy Memorial located at Vimy Ridge in France. These plaster figures were created between 1925 and 1930. Professional stone carvers worked from the design of these plaster casts to create the final statues on the Vimy Memorial.

In 1937 the plaster figures were packed in crates and shipped to Canada, where they were stored by the Department of Public Works as part of the Canadian War Museum artifact collection. The Department of Veteran Affairs had custody of the plaster figures, and on May 3, 1960 informed the museum that “…the Minister of Veterans Affairs had agreed that the models may be destroyed” so long as photographs were taken of them first.

That did not happen, and the 17 plaster figures can be viewed by the public at the Canadian War Museum. The remaining 3 plaster figures are on display in the Military Communications and Electronics Museum at the Canadian Forces Base in Kingston.

I fell in love with these powerful works of art, and during the past three years I have paid numerous visits to the museum to take photos under various lighting conditions. This video is the result of my time and effort.

Butterfly Exhibit – Canadian Museum of Nature


Some recent photos taken at the live butterfly collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Photo Scavenger Hunt – Fall 2017


On Saturday, September 30, 2017, I attended a photo scavenger hunt in the Ottawa downtown area. There was no prize for your efforts and I used the time just to explore parts of the Ottawa area around the National Gallery of Canada. These are some of the photos that I took during my 3 or 4 hours of exploration.