Greyish November

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Let’s face it, November isn’t the best season. It’s damp, cold and there is barely any light. The sunset is currently around 4:30 pm and each day when I finish work at 5:00 and step out of the building, I blink twice, expecting daylight instead of total darkness.

On Saturday, Gail headed to Ottawa and we meet downtown, two addicts with cameras in need of something to shoot. Between rain showers, we covered the Chateau Laurier, Notre-Dame Church and many places in between downtown. With the greyish weather, it was almost like shooting in black and white but I’m quite happy with the results.

We eventually ended up at Starbucks a few hours later to warm up. We put both our camera on the table and Gail’s two lenses. Customers around probably thought we were some kind of paparazzi, but never mind.

A Row of Benches

A Row of Benches

War Memorial

War Memorial

"Maman", The Big Spider

"Maman", The Big Spider

Four Drops of Water

Four Drops of Water

Interprovincial Bridge Structure (and Samuel Champlain)

Interprovincial Bridge Structure (and Samuel Champlain)

Bridge to Québec

Bridge to Québec

Notre Dame Church

Notre Dame Church

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

The Bridges

The Bridges

Parliament Hill (from Québec)

Parliament Hill (from Québec)

Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain

Warm At Starbucks (Gail, Trying my Lense)

Warm At Starbucks (Gail, Trying my Lense)

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16 Comments

  1. living outside syracuse NY I know about the “no sunlight” thing-especially since I work 12 hour night shifts. I wake up at 1700 hrs (no sun) go to work, and come home to little (or deeper into winter)or no sun. So I might not see sun for days, except maybe on the TV (thank you travel channel). Great photos juliette

  2. Hey Zhu,

    I like your photos: you are a true artist (I know, I have said it before…but hey, I can’t help it before such beauty).

    I can’t complain about November this year (usually our November is like yours but 2009 is being different) cause we still have warm weather and the sun goes down at 17:25.

    I hope all is well with you…

    Cheers
    .-= Max Coutinho´s last blog ..Lies: The Universal Truth =-.

  3. @Nigel Babu – It’s Gail’s 🙂

    @Agnes – No, it’s Gail. My hair are lighter and much shorter. She took a similar picture of me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gailontheweb/4104933762/

    @Gail at Large – I had a great time, hope you come back sometimes during the winter! Don’t be scared by what I told you. I guarantee it will be above – 60C. 😆

    @Bluefish – I love taking pictures with someone, it’s a great way to discover new places and new angles.

    @Linguist-in-Waiting – Do you have similar weather in Northern US right now?

    @Seraphine – I was lucky, I’m happy how the pictures turned out.

    @Tulsa Gentleman – I like this picture too.

    @Soleil – Thank you! Ottawa is an interesting city, more interesting than most Canadians think 😉

    @Seb – We even have a bear sculpture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xiaozhuli/2134385936/

    @Beth – Thank you! It is a different art but an interesting one. A good challenge, anyway.

    @Seraphine – I know! I had a great time.

    @Rich B – Ouch, that must be tough. I can’t imagine… I usually sneak out a couple of times during the day to take a short walk around the block and I still have day light when I get up.

    You will love Canadian winters though: expect right now (mid-November to mid-December), skies are often deep blue with plenty of sunlight. In fact, this is the sign that the weather is very cold. It’s common to have – 20C and a great sunny day!

    I know I have been slow to reply to emails… getting there! But I did read yours 😉

    @Max Coutinho – Everything is great, life is busy though! I almost 18C… wow, I can’t imagine that.

    @shionge – Thank you! What’s the weather like in Singapore right now?

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