One Shot Two Ways: Photo Challenge

This past summer I was able to head to Ottawa, Ontario the capital city of Canada. I have been meaning to show you more, but there isn’t a lot to talk about since I went for a conference and didn’t get to sight see too much. This week’s photo challenge gives me a perfect opportunity to show you a little bit more of the capital city.

Word Press has asked us to show a subject in two different ways.

  • the shot can show landscape and portrait views of the same thing
  • or a regular shot and the next zoomed in extra close

Here are my examples of the Canadian Parliament Buildings. I have included 4 shots in 4 very different views.

Here is the Peace Tower, which is the centre of the main Parliament buildings, just before sunset.

The Peace Tower

The Peace Tower

It had rained hard earlier that day as an intense thunderstorm passed through. Luckily this caught my eye and I was able to get an interesting shot of the tower in this puddle. A very different (and unexpected and unique) view of the same subject.

The Peace Tower after the rain

The Peace Tower after the rain

Then the sun set and I got this eerie picture of the Parliament Buildings. Yet another view of the same subject, but it still doesn’t ft WP requirements of orientation or zoom.

The Peace Tower at Night

The Peace Tower at Night

The next day the storm had passed and blue sky and clouds made for great photos and cooler temperatures, which was much more comfortable for walking around and exploring. Here is the last view of the same subject in a different time of day AND orientation.

The Parliment Buildings

The Parliament Buildings

Which shot was your favourite?

This is in response to WORD PRESS‘s weekly photo challenge. I think I could also link this back to Where’s My Backpack for architecture as well as Bastet’s Pixelventures for unexpected (for the puddle shot anyway).

Stay tuned… this is my third post today! I’m back to work on Monday, so I had to get them all done while I still have some free time. Be sure to check out the other posts I did today (if you haven’t already πŸ˜‰ ):

Stay tuned…

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42 thoughts on “One Shot Two Ways: Photo Challenge

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  3. Lovely shots!

    • Thanks… I went 3 times to walk around and each time it was different due to lighting and weather. These were some of my favourites.

  4. Freda Goulet

    I love the puddle shot….very creative.

    • Thanks. I just happened to catch it in the corner of my eye. Thought it was something unique and few people would have of the Parliment Buildings, so I had to snap it πŸ™‚

  5. I really love the last shot! Nicely done.

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  7. I love this! My favorite is the reflection in the water…

    • Thank you. I like that shot too. I have another with just the reflection and a lone maple leaf floating in the puddle. It is very cool, but a bit dark, so I opted to post this one instead.
      I like the photo in the dark too in sepia… so very different than any other average picture you see of the buildings.
      Thanks very much for the visit and taking the time to comment.

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  9. Definitely the one with the reflection. Beautiful shot!

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  11. Island Traveler

    Love them all. Night or day, sunset to after sunrise, everything shines beautifully. The puddle of water and the tower, brilliant! Have a great day. Thanks

    • Thanks IT πŸ™‚ The puddle shot was so random and different. I am glad it turned out. Seems to be everyone’s favourite.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment πŸ™‚

  12. Beautiful Ottawa. Mesmerizing tower night or day. The puddle of water with the tower is brilliant. Thanks. A great day to you.

    • Thank you… the Parliment is a copy of the one in London and the bells ring out just like Big Ben… it is a very beautiful building that allows you to get up close and even has free tours inside! (just for summer).
      Have a wonderful day too πŸ™‚

  13. The puddle photo is cool but I like the last one, you get more feel for the history and importance of the building. I also love how you’ve tied all the photo challenges together!!

    • I am always trying to tie the challenges into one… big time saver. I did do them seperate this time too πŸ˜‰
      I always try to look for something different and unique. Someone gave me the advice once to not try and take the shot everyone else has… so the puddle shot seems to be the most popular. Once in awhile though you need to take the typical shot so the thing is recognizable.

  14. Three posts in one day! Awesome shots!

    • Yes… had to fit them all in. I went back to work Monday and long busy days ahead, so I knew I wouldn’t meet the deadlines unless I did them all over the weekend!

  15. I couldn’t see the first shots but love the sepia toned one πŸ™‚

    • Oh dear another one sent to spam 😦
      The sepia one is my favourite too πŸ™‚ Sorry the others didn’t load for you. One was a reflection of the tower in a left over thunderstorm/rainstorm puddle.

  16. I don’t like picking when they’re all so pleasing, but if I have to choose (and since you asked ) Peace in a puddle is my fave. πŸ˜‰

    • That is an awesome title for that shot πŸ™‚
      Now that I have the right post πŸ˜‰ that seems to be everyone’s favourite.

  17. Thanks. If you ever frame it you can use it on a little golden plaque at the bottom of the frame. πŸ˜‰
    So many posts, so much confusion. ;-). Hard to keep track, CTB. Understood.

    • I guess I shouldn’t do 3 posts in one day… Hard to keep track. Then throw in returning to work after the summer off, slight jet lag, and extreme heat. I was bound to mess up… Hee hee

      • πŸ˜‰
        Have fun back at work. You do what you can.

        • It is always busy where we are… and very little time to get ready. Makes it tough and a little stressful. I was at work until 6PM last night and still lots to do. We pack up our rooms each year which is time consuming. I am in a new class, so taking longer to organise and find where things go. It will get done, but will be long days and probably the weekend too 😦

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  19. Great collection of photos for this challenge!

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I am learning more about photography and a new camera… always fun πŸ™‚
      I checked out your site and your shots are amazing!
      Thanks very much for the visit and taking the time to comment.

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