Here’s a photo from Stittsville resident Christopher Skinner. This trail is just west of Westridge, a bit north of the spot where the trail splits. He writes: “Beautiful night for a run on the trails! We’re lucky to have such fabulous scenery in this area.” We agree!
Here’s a different perspective on Iber Road. This photo from Front Page Media Group was taken at around 9:00pm on Tuesday night. It’s looking north towards Hazeldean Road. The auto park across from Scotiabank Place is all lit up in the upper-left corner, and the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills are in the distance in the upper right.
Leon Switzer from Front Page Media Group says that the photo was part of a test shot for their new DJI Inspire 1 drone. He wanted to test the camera quality in lower light in a safe environment.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in November I walked the length of Stittsville Main from Brown’s Independent to the library, and back. Usually I drive down this strip of road, but when I walked it I had plenty of time to take in all the details, good and bad. I thought that the old buildings would make for a great collection of photos, so I got in touch with Joe Newton.
A contractor works on cellular equipment on top of the Stittsville water tower on Thursday morning. The City of Ottawa has contracts with several communications providers to host cell equipment at the top of towers like this one. They assure us that the equipment and work being done has no impact on drinking water.
Photographer Barry Gray writes: “Stopped in at Almonte on the way back from Pakenham and went to the Mill there. I didn’t get the photo I was looking for…there was too much ice. But I did get this photo from the back of the Heirloom Cafe and Bistro looking up the Mississippi River, then played around quite a bit in Photoshop to make it look a bit like a painting.”
The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society is running their annual photo contest again this year.
Photos will be accepted in original (CAMERA) .jpg or print format. Photo prints can be dropped off at the Stittsville, Richmond or Munster public libraries. Digital photos can be e-mailed to email@example.com. One e-mail entry clearly named and numbered with photo attachment per class. Please provide a self-addressed envelope (if you want to submit off line) your disc, memory stick or pictures to be returned.
Memberships for new entries must be purchased before the deadline of 15 February 2015. Memberships must be in good standing for entry and include all rights and privilege for individual fee of $15.00 or $25.00 per family. Can be included with photo submission.
We reserve the right to show entered images at our meetings, in our newsletters or on display in the Goulbourn Recreational Centre Trophy Case or at other public events. Used for the promotion of the Society only.
Entries will be judged by an independent judge according to 40% horticultural value, 40% photographic value, and 20% impact and appearance.
One entry per image.
Colour and balance can be enhanced, removal or addition of images into a photo results in disqualification.
The Judge’s decision is final.
“Greenhouse Delights” –A plant guide to pre-season seedlings or extended season growth.
“Garden Proud: A look at my garden” – Selfies accepted.
“Faded Blooms” – Twisted petals, twigs, wilted or dried flowers from back, front or side view. Macros accepted.
“Creations Constructed” – Flower or other seasonal arrangements.
“Pollinators” – Bees our endangered friends busy at work.
“Panorama” – A panoramic view of a field of any season in the Ottawa Valley.
“Oh My Gourd!” – Jack O Lanterns, bumpy, knotted gourds of any size or colour.
“Autumn Joy” – The best of a fall harvest….veggies.
“Waves of Green” – Leaves of curly, round, light green, dark green stripes, dots on any plant, tree or bush.
“Winter Scene” – Your best snow or ice covered plant, tree, leaf or bush in snow.