this is a photo of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel above the locks of the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario

The Rideau Canal was opened in the 1830’s and is still operational today. the canal was recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more info on the canal please see

Nikon D300s
HDR 5 shots at f/9.0
Sigma 10-20mm lens
ISO 200


fairmont chateau laurier, ottawa, rideau canal


  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful reflections and details, lovely work!!

  • thank you very much Shaun

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Dave, I should get down that area more often with my camera

  • thanks Michael. I wish I had a few more days in Ottawa because it’s a beautiful place

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 4 years ago

    Excellent work Dave!great focus and capture!

  • thank you very much Edyta

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonabout 4 years ago

    Very nice Dave, I have been right there before.

  • thank you Monte

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 4 years ago

    wonderful image and treatment Dave!

  • thank you very much Susan

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Awesome work Dave…Excellent treatment, and reflections…been years since I have seen this…instant fave BTW!!!

  • thank you very much Larry and thanks for your fave

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Dave!!

  • thank you Marvin

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Amazing capture, Dave! Wonderful shot. As Michael says, I should get down there with the camera, too!

  • thank you Mike. I can’t wait to see your Ottawa photos

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineabout 4 years ago

    Hmmm – maybe I should think about planning a trip to Ottawa! Its pretty. Another great reflection shot, Dave. It seems there must be lots of canals and locks to visit.

  • Hello Mary
    there are a few locks but in my opinion these are the nicest. I think the others are single locks but at this location there are numerous locks leading up to the canal. I am no expert though so I could be wrong

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenabout 4 years ago

    Wow fantastic capture Dave, lovely tones and reflections! :))

  • thank you very much Kylie

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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