Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial – Ottawa, Ontario by tawatts

Lately I haven’t had the time or weather cooperating to do much exploring out in the backcountry, so I have been exploring different areas around the city I live in, Ottawa.

There are many beautiful areas located here, partly because Ottawa is the Capital City of Canada, and partly because it is a nice lush area with lots of green space and waterways flowing through it.

This particular shot was taken two nights ago after work on Green Island, which is near the city centre. I just happened to come upon the monument, and with the sun setting directly behind it I knew it would make for an interesting angle to capture this setting sun.

There has been very little editing done with this shot. It’s a stitched panoramic, created from 7 portrait mode shots with all stitching and editing completed within LR6. For the shots, I did use the B+W 3stop & 6 stop ND filters to darken things and slow down the exposure to remove people walking into and out of the shot. Since this is a tourist area, there is a continual flow of others wanting to come and take photos as well. Using a ND filter allows others to be able to walk through the shot and not appear in the resulting image. While I was shooting, the exposure length varied from 15 – 30 seconds.

Camera: Nikon D800E
Lens: Nikon AF-S 24mm prime Nikkor f/1.4G ED
Bracketed exposure shots: No
Exposure level used: -1EV, 100 iso
Exposure Length: 25 seconds
Camera Orientation: Portrait
Camera Mode: Manual, f/13
Post Processing: Lightroom 6
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada