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Just got back from my vacation from Ottawa, Ontario Canada and this is the first photo I have worked on. This is the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel which is along the locks of the Rideau Canal.

The Fairmont Chateau Laurier was built between 1909 and 1912. For more information on this amazing building please view

Nikon D300s
Sigma 10-20mm
5 shot HDR at f/9

Featured in
Canadian Historical and Pioneer Sites Sept 11, 2010


  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Dave, great work!!

  • thank you very much Marvin

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    Picture, postcard perfect Dave …. a very nicely captured image!!

  • thank you very much John

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Fabulous image, Dave. Such still water and a great reflection.

  • thank you very much Dot

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Wow! Fabulous image of such a beautiful place. Is this where you stayed while on your vacation? XXSUEXX

  • thank you very much Sue. That is a little too high class for me. I stayed in Ottawa University. Stupid me never even went in the lobby to check out the Hotel but I am told it’s beautiful

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture dave

  • thank you very much Carol

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Terrific viewing – Dave this is a beautiful photo!!! Tony

  • thank you very much Tony

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 4 years ago

    Wow – awesome capture, Dave! The reflection is so perfect in that still water. It looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  • thank you Mary. I have been twice and it’s a fantastic place. I can’t wait to go back

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful capture of the Chateau and the Rideau, Dave. Two beautiful historic sites! Been there many a time. There used to be the Canadian Contemporary Photography gallery in the newer part.

  • thanks Mike I could be wrong but I think the gallery was there two years ago.

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image and treatment Dave!

  • thank you Susan

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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