Problem is, I can’t remember which street it was! Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada, had many such decorations for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2, on June 2, 1953. I was stationed in Ottawa at the time and just getting started in 35mm. photography. This was one of my first tentative attempts at time exposures using Kodachrome ASA 10 film. I do remember it was about 11 PM, still a fair bit of traffic, and I was using a tripod on the sidewalk, with an Exakta Varex SLR and F 2.0 Biotar lens. Exposure was certainly several seconds, and no doubt the lens was wide open.
Scanned in 2004 with a Canoscan 4000US scanner.


  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    nice one

  • Many thanks, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Great shot, George. Nice long exposure. Looks a little like Wellington Street – could be wrong, though!

  • Thanks Mike, and you could certainly be right about the street. It was right downtown near Confusion Square. My memory is too dim to be!

    – George Cousins

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.