The last time I took candid shots in Ottawa was in June. Summer was right around the corner and everybody was trying to make the most of the nice weather—biking, relaxing on a bench in the park, and walking around the city.

The atmosphere is very different these days. It’s not that cold yet but it’s coming. Days are gloomy, windy and damp. If you want to see people, head to the mall—not the streets. It’s not so much that people in Ottawa are splurging on Christmas gifts or are dying to have their picture taken with a mall Santa, it’s just that indoor shopping malls are the best alternative to outdoor activities when the weather sucks. Sad but true.

But I am still walking around with my camera to capture slices of life around the city. Here are the Fall candids in Ottawa!

Construction Workers
Construction Workers
Panhandling
Panhandling
The (Hidden) Reader
The (Hidden) Reader
The Reader
The Reader
Texting
Texting
In Service
In Service
This is Your Brain on Chicken Dog
This is Your Brain on Chicken Dog
Unwanted
Unwanted
Coffee Run
Coffee Run
Feeding the Birds
Feeding the Birds
Against Harper and the Queen
Against Harper and the Queen
Smoke Break
Smoke Break
Fast Food Employee
Fast Food Employee
The Bike Guy
The Bike Guy
Two Ladies
Two Ladies
The Commuter
The Commuter

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8 Comments

  1. Holly Nelson December 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I love your candid shots, they are my favourites!! I love the woman feedin the birds – she looks like the lady from Home Alone 2!

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    1. Zhu December 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      She is always here, it’s funny. She must really like these birds…!

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  2. Colleen Brynn December 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The texting one is a GREAT shot.

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    1. Zhu December 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Christiane December 6, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Aww 🙂 ….I can’t believe this guy is still biking in this weather but then again temperatures have not been too bad…

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    1. Zhu December 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Oh, that’s nothing… I’ve seen people jogging in a blizzard! 😆

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        1. Zhu December 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          😉

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