Photo(s) of the day: A walk at the Chapman Mills boardwalk

by DaniGirl on August 27, 2015 · 3 comments

in Ah, me boys, Ottawa Family Fun, Photo of the Day

The boardwalk at the Chapman Mills conservation area near Barrhaven has always been one of our favourite places for a wander on a summer day. I have dozens of photos of the boys on the boardwalk going back to when we had Katie and before Lucas was even in the picture, so to speak. When I’m going places that we’ve been many times before, I find taking along a different lens lets me see things in a new light, and yesterday felt like a fish-eye kind of day.

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Awesome tree, right? This one and the one below were amazing.

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(Sigh, not a toddler any more.)

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That last one is the inverted reflection in the water. I wasn’t actually thinking about cropping it and flipping it like that when I took it, but I liked it after I played with it.

Anybody want to go for portraits down at Chapman Mills? My models were patient enough, but I had way more more ideas than they had patience. Sometimes I wonder what their future selves will think of these childhood family adventures where my camera is like the fourth needy child. To their credit, though, they are generally patient with the obsessive picture-taking. So far. šŸ˜‰

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah McCormack August 28, 2015 at 8:29 am

one of our favorite spots as well (including that awesome tree!)

2 Mark Harris December 1, 2018 at 10:45 am

Hi – looks like a great place. How long is the boardwalk section?

3 DaniGirl December 4, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Hi Mark, I’d say it’s about half a kilometer or so.

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