Walking Around Ottawa with my P&S

This weeks’ shots are brought to you by my trusty ole Canon Powershot SD770 IS, you know it, I am Canon for life!  🙂  I think I probably explained it in a previous post why I did not have my Canon 50D with me, long story short, brought the wrong passport to airport, luckily was rerouted in a later flight, but had to run home and get my correct passport and therefore did not have time to check luggage which meant no room to carry on Canon 50D… so pictures captured on Ottawa trip had to be with my point & shoot.  OK so that was probably the long version of the story right there.  Anyhow, Ottawa had BEAUTIFUL 70 degree weather all week and the downtown (Market) area where we stayed was super cute, tons of great restaurants, historical buildings, and SHOPPING!

Sweet Shot Day

Around the National Gallery of Canada Museum, Ottawa sure does have some amazing buildings and sculptures!  I love the composition and lighting of the first shot so I’ll be linking that one up to my3boybarians Sweet Shot Tuesday this week.

But the best view is one of the Parliament and Quebec all in one spot (did a little Light Room editing to these, my trial ends in 3 days, so sad!)

But aside from the amazing architecture, I was told not to miss the Beaver Tails (similar to elephant ears/funnel cake?)… one was a basic Cinnamon Sugar and the other was had warm vanilla icing, sprinkled with Oreo cookie crumbles and drizzled with chocolate sauce, nom nom!

And I also just happened to stumble upon some 3.25% milk and Yogen Fruz  Froyo (they mix the toppings INTO the yogurt) – never seen either of these before!

But what really struck our eyes was the CatsRUs catsitting and cat sympathy baskets car, *meow*


  1. August 24, 2010 / 12:35 am

    Really beautiful shots. Just goes to show that it’s the photographer and not the camera that makes great pictures. As far as Lightroom goes, go for it! You won’t regret it. The education discount is HUGE if you can get it.

  2. August 24, 2010 / 1:11 am

    I agree with Marshall some of my best shots were when I didn’t rely on my camera for instants my cell phone. 😉

  3. August 24, 2010 / 1:38 am

    Catsitting?! LOL!

    I like to go to Ottawa for Winterlude… we skate on the canal. Looks like you had a great time, those night shots are beautiful!

  4. August 24, 2010 / 2:10 am

    Those are beautiful shots. I love pretty architecture and these are amazing. Plus lots of food. Sounds wonderful to me.

  5. August 24, 2010 / 5:07 am

    Very interesting car. And fantastic photographs! I’ll have to look into this camera. I have a larger one that I love, but I really need a smaller, portable one that I can carry with me wherever I go. And yours got so many awesome evening shots! I think that’s a mark of a good camera — and photographer!

  6. alely
    August 24, 2010 / 6:05 am

    looks like you had a great time as usual!

  7. August 24, 2010 / 7:58 am

    OH I love all of these pictures! It looks like such a fun place to walk around!

  8. August 24, 2010 / 8:24 am

    wow! love the dramatic sky/clouds with the cityscape in the background. beautiful!!

  9. August 24, 2010 / 8:48 am

    Me again, I just wanted to let you know I have a Polyvore Challenge on my blog – – the grand prize is a $1,000 Visa Gift Certificate!! We could all use a little extra cash, right? So get over here and win it, lol 🙂

  10. August 24, 2010 / 8:55 am

    The spider: EWW!! All I can think of is that it’s going to come to life (Clearly I was too many thrillers!)

  11. August 24, 2010 / 9:01 am

    Thanks for the photo tour! You take amazing pictures.

  12. August 24, 2010 / 9:06 am

    Hi doll! I think the deadline is September 7th!

  13. Nani
    August 24, 2010 / 9:15 am

    wow awesome shots! I especially love that little car it’s so cute!

  14. August 24, 2010 / 9:16 am

    GREAT pictures! I am so in love with those cat cars! lol too funny! <333

  15. August 24, 2010 / 9:37 am

    Your secenary shots are so amazing Sandy. You are really talented!!

  16. ChantaleP
    August 24, 2010 / 9:42 am

    I can’t believe you took these with your point and shoot cam! FANTASTIC! Ottawa looks beautiful through your eyes.. Hey, I just recently tried Beaver Tails too (and I’m from here for Pete’s sake!). What a great time you had. By the way, do you not have 3.25% milk in the States?? This is what every kid starts off after weaning off of formula as babies. Homogenized milk! It’s fatty enough to feed their brains. lol!

  17. August 24, 2010 / 10:20 am

    Beautiful shots! It’s so true that it’s the photographer who makes the shots, not the camera. It looks like you had a great trip!

  18. August 24, 2010 / 10:33 am

    I love the glow in the first set of pictures, beautiful!

  19. August 24, 2010 / 10:34 am

    Great images! Funny car-cat thing 😀


  20. August 24, 2010 / 10:50 am

    Those photos do NOT look like they were taken from a point-and-shoot 🙂 They look great! I actually own just a point-and-shoot. I do not have enough money for an SLR :-/ Looks like you had a lot of fun!!

  21. August 24, 2010 / 12:47 pm

    ooh, love these shots. Great, job Sandy!

  22. August 24, 2010 / 1:40 pm

    these are great photos!!! what a beautiful city!! that spider freaks me out too- hehe.the food looks so delicious! glad you had a great trip! 🙂

  23. August 24, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    you captured some beautiful shots of the city! I’m so glad you got to try the Beavertails 🙂

    lol re: milk and frozen yogurt (and the cat cars — i’ve never seen those either!)

  24. August 24, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    awe! you were on my side of the border… just WAY on the other side of the country!!!!

  25. August 24, 2010 / 2:15 pm

    Oh wow – I love the lighting in that first series of 4 pics….amazing!! I need to learn how to use my new camera 🙂 you’re inspiring me!

  26. August 24, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    ohmygosh sandy, i am planning a trip to seattle monday the 30th! will you still be there????

  27. August 24, 2010 / 6:55 pm

    Ah, homo milk. So gross. I don’t know how some people drink it! I can’t even drink 2%! Haha. Did you see any milk in bags? Hehe. Americans find it so strange. I totally want a beaver tail now, uggggh! Haha. And I love your photos. 🙂

  28. August 24, 2010 / 6:57 pm

    Great shots! And I’m so with you! I LOVE my Canon Powershot Digital Camera! I use a a1100is which I love. I’ve also used a friend’s Canon Powershot sd1100 is ELPH digital camera. Another sweet and very easy to use camera! Thanks again for a lovely photo tour of Ottawa!

  29. August 24, 2010 / 11:28 pm

    beautiful pictures! i love them all~

  30. August 25, 2010 / 8:08 am

    Thanks for sharing your photos with us. It seems like you had a great time. That cat car is very interesting!

  31. August 25, 2010 / 3:00 pm

    WAY beautiful pictures.

    that cat car is hilarious! glad you took pictures of it. 🙂

  32. August 25, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Your photos are just amazing! Awesome blog…I love it!

  33. August 25, 2010 / 11:17 pm

    haha, that cat car is ridiculous. sounds stressful, but it looks SOOO BEAUTIFUL. and it all turned out like it was supposed to. 🙂

  34. jennifer young
    August 26, 2010 / 11:22 pm

    i am so jealous of all your traveling!!!

  35. aliao
    August 29, 2010 / 9:18 pm

    growing up in canada, we called 3.5% (or 4%) milk ‘homo’ milk, short for homogenized. after we immigrated to the states, i was quickly corrected and learned that it’s called ‘whole milk’ down here.
    great pics!

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