I was in Ottawa this past week attending the National Fish and Wildlife Conservation Congress. It was the longest, most intense conference I have been to in a long while. With speakers from all over North America and several Provincial Ministers, Federal Ministers and even our Prime Minister, it made for an interesting mix of speeches from a variety of perspectives. I did find about an hour and a half to get out with the camera and only managed to make it to Major’s Hill Park and Parliament Hill before running out of free time. I was happy with a lot of the photos, so I’ve decided to break them into two different posts, so stay tuned.
This first set is from my quick walk around the Parliament Buildings. Every time I visit Ottawa, I try and do a lap around Parliament Hill. I love the architecture, the history, and the importance of the buildings. Also, the views over the river are pretty impressive too.
The next two photos are of the library which is around back the main parliament buildings. I love the look of this building, as it looks several hundred years old.
This last photo is not of the parliament buildings. On Wednesday night of the conference, Stephen Harper was a keynote speaker at the banquet. The amount of security was insane and I was told if I left my seat I would be tackled… more or less. Luckily, our reserved table was right beside the stage, so even though I didn’t have a telephoto lens, I was still able to get a decent shot. Other than taking photos of my son, this is the only other portrait photo I’ve done and I’m pretty happy with it, even though I don’t always agree with the subject.