IHF Weekly Challenge: From a distance

by DaniGirl on June 6, 2011 · 3 comments

in Life in Ottawa, Photography

I had so much fun with the I Heart Faces weekly photo challenge the first time I played that I wanted to try again.

This week’s challenge is “From a Distance” and I thought this capture from last summer would be perfect. This is the statue of Samuel de Champlain, one of the first Europeans to explore the Ottawa region in the first decades of the 1600s. The statue of Champlain holding his astrolabe sits on Nepean Point, just behind Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings. (Ironically, the sculptor who created the statue showed Champlain holding his astrolabe – an ancient astronomical navigational tool – upside down!)

469:1000 Nepean Point silhouette

Just last month, the National Capital Commission announced that it would be tearing out the small open-air theatre at Champlain’s feet. That’s unfortunate, but at least the statue will remain. It’s a wonderful spot with gorgeous views and well-loved by local photographers of all sorts, as you can see by the silhouettes I caught in the setting sun one warm June evening.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bonnie Verbeek June 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

That is a really neat shot! I live near Sarnia and hope to make it to Ottawa some time! 🙂

2 Anonymous June 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

What a great picture!!

3 Anonymous June 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

What a fun and beautiful capture!

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