4 things to Instagram during holidays in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:55
Instagram is changing the way people think about travel photography. While the days of digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are far from over, Instagram is making it incredibly easy for travellers to share their holiday photos with loved ones all over the world. For those who travel to Ontario and stay in an Ottawa hotel, the opportunities to take quick snapshots and upload them to the internet are everywhere, from the calm waters of the Rideau Canal to the tranquil forests of Gatineau Park.
With smartphone in hand, here are some ideas for what travellers should capture during the holiday in Ottawa:
Parliament Hill at night
As of December 6, Parliament Hill will glow with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights, making it the perfect time to take a night photo of this gorgeous building that stands as a centrepiece of the Canadian capital. For an even more spectacular image, visitors can take a photo from across the Ottawa River, on the Gatineau side, so they can capture the lights reflecting on the still water.
The quintessential Ottawa photo might be of the Rideau Canal with the majestic Fairmont Chateau Laurier alongside. Visitors can best achieve this shot from the Mackenzie King Bridge.
When the sun peeks through the densely packed trees of Gatineau Park, it's time to pull out that smartphone and take a photo of the emitting light beams. Using one of the built-in filters, like Kelvin, users can make it look as though everything is glowing orange - just like it would at sunset. The photographic opportunities in Gatineau Park are boundless, and travellers need only keep their eyes open for the next chance to capture a sweet image, like a perfectly symmetrical leaf or even a wandering doe.
Everyone loves a good food photo, and the culinary scene in Ottawa makes it easy for travellers to take photos of delicious bites with every meal. Whether eating at a gourmet restaurant or simply grabbing a quick lunch at a food truck, travellers should keep their smartphones charged, poised and ready to take photos throughout the day.