Slater Street - Ottawa 23.06.2017

Slater Street - Ottawa 23.06.2017

Waiting for the bus at day's end on Slater Street.

Rick Carroll

Chef's Hat - Ottawa 24.06.2017

Chef's Hat - Ottawa 24.06.2017

Call it me weird but I've always thought of Chef's hats as being cool. I believe that this gentleman was taking a break from the Spin Kitchen & Bar on Kent Street.

Warning !!! Clicking on it's link might make you hungry...

Enough said...
Rick Carroll

Ottawa RedBlacks 22.06.2017

Ottawa RedBlacks 22.06.2017

I saw this young woman posing for a model shoot on Sparks Street and decided to steal a photograph.

Rick Carroll

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

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