Street: Valentines Day on Rideau Street

Rideau Street (Ottawa, ON Canada): February 14, 2015

It’s a good a day as any to remind ourselves that not everyone has the luxury of Valentines Day.

The weatherman said that it was -35°C (-31°F for my American friends) yesterday.

Black & White: Beavertail Canteen on the Rideau Canal

Beavertail Canteen on the Rideau Canal (January 24, 2015)

Having a Beavertail and a cup of hot chocolate on the canal is a winter tradition here in Ottawa. Their canteens can be found up and down the length of the Rideau Canal skate-way and at any winter event on both sides of the river.

Black & White: Skating on the Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal (Ottawa, Ont Canada): January 24, 2015

It’s good to be back at a place in life where I can shoot on at least a semi-regular basis again :-)

Street: Beavertail hut on the Rideau Canal Skate-Way

Beavertail hut on the Rideau Canal (January 24, 2015)

I’ve been in a number of discussions with those who would take issue with labeling this image as “street photography” because of the lack of a “street” and/or a distinctly urban environment within the image. I use a definition that fits within that found on Wikipedia.

Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the photograph might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Next up, what did Robert Capa really mean when he said

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.

:-)

Black & White: Skaters

Rideau Canal: January 24, 2015

Rideau Canal (Ottawa, ON, Canada): January 24, 2015

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