Looking up, Looking Down by Yannik Hay

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as 2011-01-15

  • 5th Placement in the Show us your Favourite Capture! challenge in the Ottawa Area Photographers group on the 2010-10-27
  • Featured on the 2010-07-10 in Old and New CITY BUILDINGS.

I caught those 2 men lost in their thoughts. It’s fun to see how each one has it’s won way on reflecting.

National Library of Canada, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

The Library of Parliament originated in the legislative libraries of Upper and Lower Canada, created in the 1790s. These libraries were amalgamated when Upper and Lower Canada were united in 1841.

The Library’s architects felt that only a Gothic Revival building “could be adapted to a site at once so picturesque and so grand.” With its massive flying buttresses and rough exterior of Nepean sandstone, the Library looks as if it were hewn from the craggy bluff separating it from the Ottawa River.

Inside, the variety of textures, colours and handcrafted detail are typical of this style of architecture. Thousands of flowers, masks and mythical beasts have been carved into the white pine panelling. The galleries display the coats of arms for the seven provinces existing in 1876 and one for the Dominion of Canada. In the centre of the room is a white marble statue of the young Queen Victoria, sculpted by Marshall Wood in 1871. ref: Parliament of Canada.

Location: Ontario,
Date: 2010-05-12
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec.
Aperture priority: F/14.0
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: 28-300@28mm

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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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thank you for your kind comments. Best wishes!

    – Yannik Hay

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much , that is very kind of you. I like your little teady :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • jules572
    jules572almost 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful shot, it brings out the gorgeous colours in the stone work…Jules

  • Thank you. It’s much appreciated.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful architecture. Well done.

  • Thank you for your kind words, Wanda. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonalmost 5 years ago

    Great building – Nice shot!

  • Thank you for your kind words, Duncan. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 5 years ago

    Love the angle on this shot.

  • Hello dear Carla! Thank you for your kind words. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much for admiting my work in the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 5 years ago

    This is fabulous. Such wonderful architecture and the people give it such perspective.

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!!!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    Very sharp and beautiful!

  • Thx again dear Ellen :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    I do believe I need to put this structure on my “to see” list!!!! How wonderfully charming….. and you have captured a great image here…… The walkers add to the overall scene….and I really like all the interesting textures!!!!

  • Many thx dear Brenda, it is really worth seing and inside as well. I don’t know if we can take pictures inside. I sould go and try :) Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

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