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Canadian Parliament & Chateau Laurier - Night by Stephen Beattie

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This is a view of the Canadian Parliament Building & the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, taken from across the Ottawa River on the steps of the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, Canada.

PENTAX K20D, smc PENTAX-DA star 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF]SDM @ 50mm.

This HDR was taken as a series of 5 exposures; 1.5 seconds, 4 seconds, 10 seconds, and 30 seconds (x2) (-3 ev, -1.5 ev, 0 ev, 1.5 ev, and 3 ev) all at ISO 800 and f16 on the evening of 5/12/2011 at about 9:30 PM. Four of the exposures were combined in Bracketeer to create this natural looking HDR image.


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stephen beattie, pentax k20d, ottawa, canada, parliament, dusk, reflection, river, chateau laurier

Stephen Beattie is a full time fine art photographer living in Burlington, VT. His BA is from St. Lawrence University and his MBA is from UVM. His preferred subjects are waterfalls, models, animals, Vermont landscapes, and scenes in National Parks.

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  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 3 years ago

    Amazing. I love the reflections!

  • Thank you, Jonathan!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! – John

  • Thank you, John! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Cass23
    Cass23over 3 years ago

    Love the colors in the water. Great job :)

  • Thank you very much, Cassandra! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Marvellous capture of two of Ottawa’s famous landmarks, Stephen. Great angle – not your typical view!

  • Thank you, Mike!! I was looking for the best angle, with water, that would eliminate some construction just to the right of Parliament… :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you, Rick! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey!

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Denitsa Dabizheva
    Denitsa Dabizhevaover 3 years ago

    Stunning clarity and reflection, Stephen!

  • Thank you, Denitsa! I worked hard with that goal in mind! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 3 years ago

  • Wow, awesome!!! Thank you very much, Philip! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble! Beautiful!

  • You’re welcome, and thank you!!! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

  • chrissy mitchell
    chrissy mitchellover 3 years ago

    OMG!! WOW !!

    fantastic shot ! :-)

    well done you

  • Don’t think I’ve ever had an “OMG” before!!! Thank you very much, Chrissy! You’re too kind! :-)

    – Stephen Beattie

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