Hey, That’s My Image!

The CERC Annual Conference. Photo by Michel Loiselle

Update – March 2018

“In fact, most clients never know that I’m the photographer for their project”.

Here is how photographers find out who is using their images. Did you know that you can search for an image by using a photo instead of a keyword?

Read my Ghost Photograher blog post to find out how.

See the Canadian Parliament photo collection for yourself.

Thank you for dropping by and have a great weekend!

Michel

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My Canadian Pride Is Showing

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Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleUpdate – March 2018

For me, it’s all about pride.

Even though I’ve worked on Parliament Hill for 25 years and have been shooting the architecture since 2006, I’m still in awe. And when I see my photos used in official Canadian documents, reports and Web sites, the pride continues.

The Parliament is recognized by people around the world and represents Freedom, National Unity and Free Speech to many. Read my blog and see how this image-maker does it.

See the Canadian Parliament photo collection and you too will soon feel the pride!

Thank you for reading and have an excellent day.

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Tulips on Parliament Hill

Update: March 2017

Parliamentary Seasons

I’d like to take you on a season-specific view of Parliament Hill. Before I begin, let me say that I specialize in photographs of our Canadian Parliament, so business professionals and creatives can use them in documents, reports and presentations.

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I return as often as possible to photograph Parliament Hill in different conditions, seasons and times of day. During the Tulip Festival in Ottawa, I made my way to various locations, to see how the tulips and the parliamentary architecture play together. As you can see, the opportunities for photography were plenty. The image above, 9 PM Politics, was taken from the Canadian Museum of History across the Ottawa river. It’s a beautiful image that would work well as a report cover.

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In Major’s Hill park I came upon this scene and had to include Tulips Canada, in the Canadian Parliament collection. Including the statue of Colonel John By adds that perfect touch to a powerful visual.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

A short walk from the Parliament Peace Tower, we find the “Confederation Building. Featured here, a low vantage point of red tulips complements the entrance. Just walk around the Hill and you’ll find tulips throughout the Parliamentary precinct.

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Wow! Taken behind Parliament, at Major’s Hill park, these giant tulips were created by students from schools across Canada. Celebrating “TulipFest”, they really capture the positive feeling of spring. These bigger than life treasures make a yearly appearance in May. So set your clock forward and enjoy!

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleLet’s not forget that spring also brings the beauty of Lilacs. Parliamentary Lilacs is now part of the collection.

Below, see the spring additions to the Canadian Parliament photo collection.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle
I hope you’ve enjoyed these few spring Parliament photos. Other springtime photos were added. The 250+ collection includes Seasons, CanadaDay, Silhouettes, Christmas and the Library of Parliament. Photos start at $12 and are available for immediate download. Extended and multi-user licenses are options. All photos are magazine quality and noise-free.

Thank you for reading and have a nice evening!

Michel

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Fortress You Say?

A Castle in Ottawa!

Stock Photography by Michel Loiselle

A few minutes from the Canadian Parliamentary Precinct, facing Major’s Hill park and neighbour to the American Embassy, you’ll encounter a beautiful castle. Complete with turrets and stone walls, the Connaught Building is a solid and impressive Gothic Tudor style structure. What could this building be? I thought. Then I saw the sign:

CANADA REVENUE AGENCY HEADQUARTERS

So, next time you wonder if our tax dollar is safe, remember the CRA castle Headquarters and you’ll be just fine. Only in Ottawa!

History

Built in the style of Modified Norman and designed by David Ewart, Connaught was opened in 1915 and named after the Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria and Governor General of Canada 1911-16. Designated as a “Classified” federal heritage building, primarily for its architectural significance, the structure is considered to be the “Crown Jewel” of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) the occupant of the building. The Minister and Commissioner of the CRA have offices in the building. Due to security and operational considerations, access is limited to the MacKenzie Street lobby area.

Stock Photography by Michel Loiselle These photos are available from the Michel Loiselle stock photography Portfolio. Also, a 200+ collection of Canadian Parliament images starting at $5 and available for immediate download. Have a great day and enjoy your refund!

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Bridges To Discover

Update – August 2019

Enjoying City Bridges

Ottawa can sure hold its own when it comes to beautiful cities. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the bridges you will encounter when visiting. The first photo, Urban Bridges is Minto bridge (2 of 3), only minutes from the Prime Minister’s residence on Sussex Drive. A walk on it during autumn is a must.

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Below, we see the Minto (bridge 1) during the winter season.

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Stock photos by Michel Loiselle Crossing the river to Gatineau resides a quaint stone arch bridge straight out of olden days. The images here are available as stock photography for your document design projects. You can see the portfolio on mostphotos.com.

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While in Gatineau, you’re also presented with the “Lady Aberdeen bridge”. Built in 1894, it takes you through to the downtown area. It was named in honour of Lady Aberdeen, the wife of then, Governor General of Canada, John Hamilton-Gordon. I am from this very area and, as children, we knew it as the green bridge; in both languages (Pont vert). Life is funny that way. This photo was taken from the belvedere in Rockliffe Park, Ottawa.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleBridged Parliament certainly speaks volumes featuring the Royal Alexandra Interprovincial bridge in the foreground. This specific angle is not seen anywhere else and is an example of Mr. Loiselle’s dedication to originality in his photography. You can see the Canadian Parliament collection of over 250 original photographs. Below, two other views from different perspectives.

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Stock photos by Michel Loiselle

In the heart of the city is the famous Rideau Canal — the longest skating rink in the world. One bridge in the downtown core is the beautiful Laurier Street bridge. Featuring an iron construction archway spanning the Rideau Canal and overlooking the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel and the Convention Centre at dusk.

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Staying downtown, spanning the “Rideau Canal”, the Plaza bridge joins Wellington and Elgin Streets. It is neighbour to the “Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel”, the “Government Conference Centre” and “Parliament Hill”. Sitting atop the Plaza is the “Canadian National War Memorial”. It is walking distance to the famous Ottawa “Sparks Street Mall”.

Autumn stock photos by Michel Loiselle Taking a walk on the pathways of the Kingsmere Estate, you will come across many log bridges like this classic during the gold and orange glow of autumn.

Ottawa photos by Michel LoiselleMoving east down Rideau Street, we encounter Cummings bridge to the suburb of Vanier. It contains beautiful arches and is reminiscent of certain bridges in Central Park.

Stock photos by Michel LoiselleTurning to the Rideau Canal once again, we meet up with the Patterson Creek bridge shown here during summer. Canoeists use it all the time… it’s such a peaceful place.

Stock photos by Michel LoiselleMaking available various seasons of the same subject is a good idea as it can help your document layout be more season-specific when needed. The creek spills into the Rideau Canal making it one of the prettiest bridges on the canal. Skaters just slip underneath and enjoy the winter.

Stock photography by Michel Loiselle The Pretoria Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge in Ottawa, crossing the beautiful Rideau Canal. It was built in 1915, and is a vertical-lift bridge, meaning that the central portion of the bridge can be elevated to allow boats to pass underneath.

Photos by Michel LoiselleThe Bank Street bridge, seen here at dusk spanning the Rideau Canal, where live bands perform outdoor concerts. Strollers stand on the bridge and listen to live music while watching the canoes go by.

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Take a walk south  and you’ll come upon this beautiful structure on O’Connor Street, featuring a gorgeous Weeping Willow. It’s surrounded by parks, water and in the middle of the Glebe, one of Ottawa’s oldest and prestigious neighbourhoods.

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The O’Connor Street bridge does what it does best: welcome canoeists under it, making it a joy to paddle and appreciate the Rideau canal. Ask any canoe enthusiast the feeling of going under bridges, and you’ll hear many different tales of fun!

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Who doen’t like a red covered bridge? It’s always fun driving through a taste of history. This one, just west of Ottawa, is definitely a classic.

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When in Quebec, near Wakefield, stands this specimen including an inside view. Walking it is as much fun as driving through it. You can peer out the “windows” to see young ones swimming while older boys and girls are jumping off the top. Who hasn’t done it?

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Heading west Ottawa, to the Carleton University train station, we see the O-Train delivering students. A steel bridge strictly for rails that spans the Ottawa river. BTW! I must say, this train is certainly well designed. Bravo OC Transpo!

Another bridge I’ve had the pleasure of photographing, is the “Lagoon” structure in Boston Common Park, Downtown.

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Bridges take us places. An adventure may lie just ahead, cross it, you never know! While vacationing in Cuba, this bridge was begging to be photographed. I’m glad I did, now it’s part of the collection.

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I couldn’t resist including the gorgeous Zakim suspension bridge in Boston. Went there for the HOW design confence and took this shot. One thing that surprised me was how much the bridge shook with traffic, making it harder to stay focused.

 

As the search continues for memorable bridges, I visited the 5 Arch Stone Bridge in Pakenham, Ontario, an hour west of Ottawa. Built in 1901, it spans the Mississippi River and cost $14,500 to build. The arches are 40 feet wide and 8 feet thick. Pakenham is a quaint village, reminiscent of old days gone by. Perfect for a day trip for the whole family.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed a tour of some of our bridges and please have a look at the photo collections. Images start $12 and are available for immediate download.

Thank you for reading. Have a great day!

Michel

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

Knowing our Parliamentary PrecinctTulips on Parliament Hill The West Block of Canada 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking Canada in One Photo Design and ImagingHaunted CastleNight ShotsHey That’s My ImageMy Canadian Pride Is ShowingCanada Day on Parliament HillImages in Color and in Stereo5 Reasons to Use PhotosGargoyles on Parliament Hill Christmas on Parliament Hill – Live Music is Always Best – The Confederation Building – The Supreme Court of Canada