Skaters on the Ottawa Canal by Max Buchheit

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A view of skaters on the Ottawa Canal during the annual Winterlude Festival in February. One can see the famous historical Chateau Laurier Hotel in the background with the old Railway Station in front of it (now a convention centre). Parliament would be off to the upper left.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
February, 2009

Also appears in the calendar Reflections of the Seasons


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Max is a semi-retired 60+ boomer science guy, currently living in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Growing up with photography and art in his family, he was self-taught ever since he developed his own films at the age of 13. “I do it for the sheer joy of creating an image regardless of whether it pleases, stuns or provokes”, he says. He likes to experiment and is currently exploring pinhole, Infra-red, panoramic, and high dynamic range photography.

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  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    Max, this is awesome…what a lucky guy you are to be there!!!! Envy Plus!!!

  • Thank you once again, Ralph. Yes, it its a great city to live in, even in winter ( but it can be coldddd, brrr) ;-)

    – Max Buchheit

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Great shot, Max. I have an identical one taken in Feb. 92 that I’ve been scouring my archives for. I was using my old Canon AV1 and it was so cold out one of my rolls of film snapped when I was rewinding it!

  • Yep – that sounds like an Ottawa winter. Spent some time in Winnipeg too ( and there’s lots of yarns about their winters ;-)

    Btw, this shot was taken from a new pedestrian footbridge over the canal joing Ottawa University to Somerset St. West.

    Stay warm,

    – Max Buchheit

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 4 years ago

    A beautiful photo!

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucasover 4 years ago

  • Thank you , thank yo! What a pleasant surprise and pre-Xmas gift.

    Happy holidays, everyone!

    – Max Buchheit

  • gdanen
    gdanenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, not your ordinary shot!!!

  • Thanks!
    Have a great holiday.
    Cheers, Max

    – Max Buchheit

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 4 years ago

    Congrats on winning the challenge – a truly exemplary shot.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the challange…A wonderful capture indeed, I recall skating on the canal, with my youngest daughter back in the early 80’s when we lived in Ottawa, which I am proud to call my countries Capitol.

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the well deserve win, Max. I found my shot (finally!) Here it is. A slightly different perspective, plus you had a much sunnier day!

  • Hasn’t changed much in 17 years, it seems!

    Have a great Xmas and New year’s!

    – Max Buchheit

  • Anne McKinnell
    Anne McKinnellover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your challenge win Max! This is an excellent image and definatley an iconic canadian location.

  • Max Buchheit
    Max Buchheitover 4 years ago

    Many thanks to all the members of the Canadiana… group for featuring my Skaters on the Ottawa Canal . That’s a great Xmas gift!

    Have a great holiday everyone!

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