Ghosts of Elections Past

Politician from the Past


Along a wall in one of the many corridors of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa is a row of portraits of former Canadian politicians. As I walked by this portrait of a politician from the 1800’s the refection of a window from the opposite side of the corridor appeared on the picture frame glass. It immediately caught my attention and I started to compose the photo using the reflection to add some interest and depth into the picture. I decided to focus on the reflection of the window rather than the actual painting, which is what I was pointing the camera towards. The result is a ghostly image of a politician in the corridors of Parliament.

3 Responses to “Ghosts of Elections Past”

  1. Joe Reed says:

    Hey, who knew that the parliament buildings were haunted! Bet no one else saw this, you find photos everywhere. Well Done!!!!

  2. Mike S says:

    Hey Garry, I’m looking forward to seeing more of your amazing pics of our beautiful country!!!

  3. Richard Smith says:

    There you go again. You realize most photogs do not stand a ghost of a chance with you. You know, that could really haunt a person. But then, I thought only saints were able to see through a glass darkly. Amen.