Only a few days before I left for Gatineau, I heard that they had just installed the Christmas lighting at the Parliament in Ottawa.

I wanted to play with the new camera during that short trip, so I could not miss that.

Fortunately, our hotel was only at a 20-minute walk from there!

Strangely, when they mentioned Christmas lighting, I was expecting lightbulbs everywhere, but I was delighted when I discovered that they were projecting giant snowflakes against the building’s walls. Much more interesting that way!

Focal length 22mm
Aperture f/25
Shutter 5 sec.

Nikon D7000
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

Location: The Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.

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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    FABULOUS capture, Johanne!! Really looks great!

  • Thank you very much, Wendi! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlabout 4 years ago

    Very nice Johanne! I like their choice of Christmas lights and you captured it very well.

  • Thank you Monika! I really like it too! It’s different from what we are used to see!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot! I just love this modern Christmas theme so much nicer than just the usual lights! Congratulations, I see you bought your new camera. I went to that presentation of tis camera and was really impressed.

  • Thank you Joanne! More like a Winter Wonderland in Ottawa, and less Christmassy, but very, very nice! I’m still learning how to use it and trying to discover where all the settings are now located… much different from the D60.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Jo – love these projected images!

  • Thank you Vik! It really was an awesome sight! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Just love the big beautiful snowflakes makes it very Christmas looking and big enough to see.

  • Thank you so much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetabout 4 years ago

    You were very lucky to saw that and be able to capture it. It’s a very nice Christmas front building.

  • Thank you Sis! There was a fire place with a nice warm fire somewhere on the Parliement’s front lawn, and my two patient companions were content to wait there while I was shooting away! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • FilleDeLEau
    FilleDeLEauabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful dress! Beautiful shot!

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • fairielights
    fairielightsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture! =)

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 3 years ago

    Johanne, please submit to Canadiana, so it can stay in the challenge. Too beautiful to remove :-))

  • Sorry about that! It’s done now, thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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