Parliament Hill - Ottawa 22.05.2017

Parliament Hill - Ottawa 22.05.2017

Parliament Hill - Ottawa 22.05.2017

Parliament Hill - Ottawa 22.05.2017

Once in a while I'll come across a list on "Where to photograph in Ottawa?" Well... why not try the steps on Parliament Hill? So many happy faces, so much pride and just a lot of fun.

Rick Carroll

Slater Street - Ottawa 18.06.2017

Slater Street - Ottawa 18.06.2017

Slater Street - Ottawa 18.06.2017

Slater Street - Ottawa 18.06.2017

For me this is a no-brainer. I won't however tell you which one I'd choose or why. I'll leave that question for you to answer for yourself.

Rick Carroll

Thought - Ottawa 10.06.2017

Thought - Ottawa 10.06.2017

This type of photograph is so common, so cliché. Still I often see myself as this young boy on the steps of the First Baptist Church on Laurier Avenue W.

Rick Carroll

Reconciliation Monument - Ottawa

Reconciliation Monument - Ottawa 15.05.2017

I thought I'd change things up a bit by posting this photograph of the
Reconciliation Monument on Sussex Drive in Ottawa.

Rick Carroll

The Arc Hotel - Ottawa 08.06.2017

The Arc Hotel - Ottawa 08.06.2017

Rick Carroll

American Photographer - Irving Penn

American Photographer - Irving Penn

I'd like to say that over the years that I've been influenced by certain photographers but that really isn't true. It's only in the last few years with my initiation to Youtube that I really started finding out about many of the great photographers.

In early days I read many many books on photography but more of the "how-to" variety and many of the photographs that I saw while flipping pages, embedded themselves in memory. This is one of those photographs.

It is estimated that over 2 billion pictures are taken everyday but of those 2 billion, just how many of them etch themselves into your soul and move you? To me, that's the difference between a picture and a photograph.

This is one of my all-time favourite photographs.

Rick Carroll

Colonel By Drive - Ottawa 03.06.2017

Colonel By Drive - Ottawa 03.06.2017

I love this staircase on the Laurier Avenue bridge and the little girl on her bike just adds the right touch.

The end of the day on Saturday was the best part of the day.

Rick Carroll

Vietnam Protest - Ottawa 14.05.2017

Vietnam Protest - Parliament Hill Ottawa 14.05.2017

Some of you may have noticed that there isn't any slideshow for the year 2017. That however does not mean that I am not taking photographs. I'm just not sure if I want to continue using that format. On a personal level I really want something much more exceptional.

Rick Carroll

Parliament Hill - Ottawa - 22.05.2017

Parliament Hill - Ottawa 22.05.2017

Rick Carroll

Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada - Ottawa 24.05.2017

The Bank of Canada is one impressive building and when I get a good mix of light and a subject, I'm a happy camper.

The simplicity of this image is what does it for me. It's speaks of the working class, the foundation and strength of our nation.

Rick Carroll