Lansdowne Park

by Abigail Gossage September. 22, 2020 558 views

A word of explanation as to why I have not been posting, I have had hardware problems that may have lost my work from this summer. Hopefully not but it remains to be seen.

A couple of weeks ago the RA Photo Club decided to do a socially-distanced outdoor outing at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. This a redevelopped area that used to house the annual Exhibition and Fair, rather like the State fairs in the US. It has a stadium, mostly unused at the moment thanks to Covid19, a heritage building called the Aberdeen Pavilion aka in local parlance the Cattle Castle and a large modern development of condos, shops and bars and pubs.

The premise set by our fearless leader was to do a night shoot handheld, no tripods allowed, and only play with the ISO. In my case this engendered a lot of noise but we had a great time both shooting and seeing people we had not seen in six months. Slowly we are learning to live in this new society of social distance.

Detail of the Aberdeen Pavilion

Maybe not socially distant but at least they were having fun in the evening air.

Decorative light sculpture

I had the most creepy fun roaming the back corridor behind the stadium seating.

Looking through to the stadium from the back corridor

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Camellia Staab 3 weeks, 6 days ago

So glad to see you back here Abigail. Sorry to hear about your hardware issues, hopefully you have not lost anything.  I am happy that you are slowly venturing out, same here. This is our new life 😉. That was quite a challenge to take night photos without a tripod and while some of your photos do have noise others seem to be less noisy. Nice captures and no doubt a fun evening.

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Jeanne Laux 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Great blog Abby - forget trees !

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Berckmans Peter 4 weeks ago

Hope you not loose your work. But here you have a very good new start.

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Peter.  Fortunately it is only three months work not my entire archive.

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