Rideau Falls, Ottawa by Yannik Hay

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Small 12.0" x 7.9"
Medium 18.0" x 11.9"
Large 24.0" x 15.8"
X large 30.0" x 19.8"


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The Rideau Falls is a waterfall located in Ottawa, Canada where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River. The falls are divided by Green Island, with the Old City Hall just to the south. To the west of the falls is the headquarters of the National Research Council while to the east are the Canada and the World Pavilion and the French Embassy. The falls were named by Samuel de Champlain in 1613, who felt the wall of water resembled a curtain, or rideau in French. The Rideau River was later named after the falls. The Rideau Canal was constructed to bypass these falls and the Hog’s Back Falls. ref: Wikipedia.

I was looking for a lit christmas tree by the break of day but didn’t find any. All the lights were already shot off. But this is what I came-up with!

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2009-12-25
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 1.0 seconds
FNumber: 22.0
ISO 320
Shutter priority
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@35.0mm

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dam, falls, ice, locks, ottawa, water, winter, snow, blue

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • imagic
    imagicover 5 years ago

    Avesome shot, magnificent view and cenery. Well seen and very well taken, my compliments and a FAV.

  • Thank you very much Jens for the warm comment, hope you had a great Christmas day.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 5 years ago

    Great capture, Yan!
    Wonderful composed with very nice colors.
    I like the long shutter-effect.
    Well done, my friend!

  • Thank you very much Adri, I am quite pleased that you like it!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 5 years ago

    Spot on Yan
    Realy stunning!
    Is this not the place where we have been on the boat some years ago ??

  • Yes my dear John, well it is the place where we met and we started our Ottawa tour :) Good memory!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    This is very beautiful!!

  • Thank you very much Ellen, I’m pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 5 years ago

    Wow, why have a tree when you can get something as beautiful as this, awesome capture.

  • Many thx Lynne for your warm comment. It’s much appreciated! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    amazing image,

  • Thank you very much for your comment, Scott.
    Happy New Year!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Janone
    Janoneover 5 years ago

    Excellent result, beautiful winter picture.
    Good use of the 1 sec shutterspeed
    Cheers from Jan

  • Thank you very much for your comment, Jan.
    Happy New Year!

    – Yannik Hay

  • foppe47
    foppe47over 5 years ago

    So sharp and well composed.

    wonderful view !

  • Thank,s again for your comment, Foppe.
    Happy New Year!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 5 years ago

    WOWOWOWOW! Stunning!

  • Thank you very much for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Matthew Walters
    Matthew Waltersabout 5 years ago

    Nicely done – just enough movement in the water.

  • Thanks so very much Matthew for your comment. I truly appreciate you stopping by for a visit.

    – Yannik Hay

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