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Waiting…

I recently purchased a new-to-me (used) car. A Volkswagen 2014 Jetta TDI. My previous Jetta was in slow decline, and as I needed new winter and summer tires going forward, it was time to look for something new.

Of course, with all the current social distancing stuff going on, where is one to go? To watch trains of course!

I drove down to Brockville and hung out at the VIA station for the morning. I had tips that there would be a few trains in the morning. As usual, there is a lot of waiting for something to happen. The visible signal lights indicated something was coming, it was just the “when” part that needed filling in.

To pass the time I walked up and down the platform and looked around and snapped various pictures. Most were just throw-aways, or test of different features on the Fuji X-Pro2. These were a couple interesting ones though.

An apartment building across the street. Possibly a hotel back in the day for travellers taking the train.
Accidental art. Paint splatter on the ground in a shelter, framed by shadow.

Patterned Array

Downtown Ottawa seems to be in constant construction mode. Most buildings and streets are being upgraded, fixed, or rebuilt. Most of Wellington street in front of Parliament Hill is, or has been, in a state of repair, such that the city could be renamed Scaffold Town. I presume most of this is due to the fact that in 2017 it will be the 150th anniversary of confederation in Canada, and things need to look all perfect for the country to come visit.

Recently, another building has been swallowed up by scaffold. It does make an interesting pattern, such that one day I made this image with my X100.

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Industrial Colour

In Ottawa, the city is working on building a tunnel for a long-overdue light rail system. The system will run east to west under the city, with a number of station stops along the way. One area where the work it being done, this large crane dominates the area.

I’ve looked at it on many occasions, wondering how to get a decent photo of it.

Recently on a walk a lunch, I was in the proverbial right place at the right time. The sun was out, and the yellow crane against the blue of the glass building behind, and the reflection of the city on the building, made for a neat shot. And the yellow against the blue, a natural colour combination match, helped too.

My X100 has become my trusty companion these days. Light, and fits in my pocket, I don’t need to carry it but put it in my pocket, and when ready, pull it out and shoot.

Shot in JPeG mode, only minor adjustments made for the vertical.

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