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Rob's Photo Blog — Dows Lake

Rubber Duckies Annual Race For Charity

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I don't think this race is run any more in the Ottawa area but I have seen it elsewhere. This shot was taken as a print, before the digital days. I scanned it some time ago but I have since reworked it with some digital tweaking in PhotoShop. I have recently added this image to my storefront at Fine Art America.  It is for sale as an art print, canvas print, poster or greeting card. Sales are direct through Fine Art America who handle all arrangements, manufacture and shipping. Click on the image to go to the same image at...

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Skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa - Postcard

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Here's my new postcard design of skating on the Rideau Canal. This is an abstraction of an aerial view of skating on the Rideau Canal. The original photograph was taken with Kite Aerial Photography. The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page. Skating on the Rideau Canal - Postcard by robhuntley © Rob Huntley

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KAP 2008-10: Dow's Lake, Ottawa. Skating on the Rideau Canal. February 24, 2008.

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The Rideau Canal system stretches from Ottawa, Ontario to Kingston, Ontario. I'm not sure of the exact length of the canal, but it is 180 km to cycle from Ottawa to Kingston in the annual Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. The city of Ottawa's existence largely depends on the fact that this was the site chosen for where the canal would join the Ottawa River. For many years, Ottawa laid claim to having the longest outdoor skating rink in the world, stretching from Dow's Lake to the National Arts Centre (our claim has recently been outclassed by the city of Winnipeg...

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