Tuesday, 16 October 2012

And the leaves were telling secrets to the wind

I went for a walk along Pleasant Park tonight. I had not walked very far along this street before and never at night so it was a new experience. It was very quiet and I found some nice forested and green areas to wander around in all by myself. I will have to do this again with someone else and perhaps explore Pleasant Park Woods at some point. There were a number of locations that I could not explore as it was simply getting too late or I was getting too creeped out. Another adventure for another time. The strong gusts of wind led to some interesting effects during the long exposure photographs. The trees whipped around, sometimes looking rather fuzzy in the final photograph, a bit like a painting in some cases. I am not sure if this is a good thing or not, but I will have to keep this effect in mind the next time I am shooting in weather like this.

I just liked the old school store sign

I am not sure what this location was. The field had some rutted tracks running through it and a lot of waste, little plots and such. Perhaps it is a community garden? I really need to find out. However it was so dark I really could not tell what I was looking at

I love the creepy light at the end of this path


  1. You really know how to capture the darker side of Ottawa. We both have the same sort of eye for this type of thing. I like the light at the end of the path one. But my favorite picture out of all of these is empty parking lot above the light at the end of the path. I see a lot of talent here!!! :)

  2. I swear, so many of these photos have this eerie, horror movie quality to them. Great work!

    1. Sigh, google sadly at my reply. Thanks for the compliment. That is what I am often going for. I have a love for dark, slightly scary places, photos that evoke oppressive feelings. I really need to get back out there and start taking photos again. Just moved to a new city, just learned about some new techniques that are ideal for night photography. Some late night this week I will have to go out and see what I can find.