Ottawa Skyline

Spring has arrived in the Nation’s Capital. I am enjoying living in the downtown core as Ottawa is a delightful mix of new and old.

Imperial Theatre, Bank Street, Ottawa

Imperial Theatre, Bank Street, Ottawa Pentax *istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8

Years of neglect on this old theatre is clear in the is detail.

Lisgar Street, rear of Bell Canada office, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

Lisgar Street, rear of Bell Canada office, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

A modern steel and glass low-rise office building on Lisgar Street.

Laurier Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

Laurier Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

Sun filtering through clouds to the west highlighting the white marble of L’esplanade Laurier’s east tower against the leaden sky to the east.

Ghost sign, Laurier Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

Ghost sign, Laurier Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

George Albert Snider operated a photo studio here from the 1890’s.  His Ghost sign was revealed when the adjacent build was torn down during the 1990’s.

Telus Building Slater  Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

Telus Building Slater Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8 zoom

The opposite corner we see a just completed metal and glass tower.

Albert Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4

Albert Street at Bank Street, Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4

This facade cried out Black and White, perspective corrected in Photoshop. The reflected sunlight playing across the surface boosted the textures.  Architect W. C. Beattie to designed this Art Deco style office building in 1934.

Slater Building, Sparks Street, Ottawa

Slater Building, Sparks Street, Ottawa. Pentax ✩istD SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f:1.4

The Slater Building has a marvelous 1894 design. Again called out B&W to me. Minor perspective adjustment in Photoshop.

90 Sparks Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8

90 Sparks Street, Pentax ✩istD ATX-Tokina 60~120mm f:2.8

The modern Thomas D’Arcy McGee Building, named for the Father of Canadian Confederation, that was assassinated near the site of this building.

Darrell Larose
Ottawa

 

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About Darrell Larose

I am a highly motivated self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 30 in the professional arena I have always produced. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have worked within various Government photo units, including the Forensic Photo Section of the RCMP, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail.
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