Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Dozen Years in the Shenandoah Valley . . . Wow!

On June 13, 2005, Linda made her first post on The View From Squirrel Ridge.  Twelve years and one week ago!  Linda likes to drive around her home in western Virginia and show us historic sites, farmland, festivals, and barns.  (Linda also has a fondness for ducks and geese on ponds.)  Congratulations on your consistent and impressive record of photographing your world, Linda.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

On July 1, Show Us Some Motion!

At a 5K race in 2016, the leading runner sprinted toward the finish line.  On July 1, City Daily Photo bloggers will post photos to illustrate the monthly theme of "Motion."  Show us what you've got!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Austin Hits Ten!

Linda Ball and Forest Preece started showing images from their home of Austin, Texas, on May 17, 2007.  This active couple go on walks, visit friends, attend cultural events, shop and otherwise just live their lives in Texas' quirky capital city.  They photograph the fancy stuff but more often they just photograph the simple every day stuff around them.  And, unlike some of our City Daily Photo bloggers, it is not uncommon for a photograph of Linda (or LB) or Forrest (or FFP) to find its way onto Austin, Texas Daily Photo.  That is FFP crossing the bridge after a movie and heading toward their home in the city.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Eleven Years and Still at It in St. Paul, Minnesota

What can we say about Kate?  Since May 30, 2006, retired English teacher (and retired flight attendant!!!) Kate Mura has been sharing love notes to her home in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She began with a "Welcome" sign from the school from which she had retired after teaching for 26 years.  And, she put into words the thought that many of use have eventually arrived at, namely, that by taking photographs she was learning how to see more clearly.

Over the years, we have said goodbye to a long-time furry walking companion and cheered as Wild Wendy recently entered her life.  Kate shares weekly images of women in her world, shares walks around her neighborhood, lets us celebrate family anniversaries with her and invites us to attend art exhibitions and cultural events.  Congratulations, Kate, for eleven excellent years of Visual St. Paul.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

"Nature" is the City Daily Photo Monthly Theme for June 1

This stunning marsh lies in the Low Country of the Carolinas.  I stopped on the drive south from New England to admire the view.  Lovely as this particular segment of the marsh is, I could equally well have captured other segments on hundreds of miles of heavenly natural views.

There are so many wonderful ways to show off the glories of nature in a photograph.  Animals?  Trees?  Rocks?  Water?  Vistas and close-ups?  On June 1, the monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Nature."  What will you show?

Monday, 1 May 2017

A Decade of Blogging for Chateaubriant Daily Photo in May

Chateaubriant Daily Photo began on May 15, 2007.  It will celebrate its 10th anniversary in two weeks.  Bergson's blog was born after a radio show in which he heard Eric Tenin from Paris Daily Photo talk about the concept.  Bergson had always done photography and his job was in technology -- like Eric -- so he decided to start his own daily photo blog from his town of Chateaubriant.

Chateabriant is in western France,  in Brittany, about 350 km (220 miles) southwest of Paris.  The town has 12,000 inhabitants and the metro area about double that.  It is known for a chateau, a medieval fair and cattle, with metal and plastics manufacturing being newer additions.

The blog has allowed Bergson to get to know a lot of people on the internet, to travel through the photos, and to meet in person some bloggers who have became friends.  Bergson loves hiking and he also does Nordic walking.  He always has his camera with him to take pictures.  Chateaubriant Daily Photo features the things Bergson loves, like the countryside, religious monuments and wild plants.  The blog only rarely shows people, because Bergson always asks permission to post.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Eleven Years on April 8 for Gerald England's Hyde (UK) Blogs

On April 8, 2006, Gerald England introduced us to Hyde, a small town in Cheshire, England, near Manchester.  Hyde Daily Photo ran from 2006 - 201; Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2 ran from 2011 - 2015, and Gerald's current Hyde photoblog, Hyde Xtra since then.  Plus Stockport Daily Photo.  Plus a poetry blog.  Plus Twitter.  Plus Facebook.  Plus . . . Plus . . . You get the idea.

Beyond his active photography and blogging, Gerald has done yeoman service for the City Daily Photo community by creating and periodically updating Around the World With Daily Photoblogs Old and New, a compendium of the many blogs that make up the daily photo blog community.

In recent months, Gerald has been preoccupied with family health issues and his camera is getting less of a workout.  No doubt Gerald will be hitting the highways and byways of Hyde again once weather is better and his family concerns stabilize.  Meanwhile, visit one of his blogs to express your appreciation.

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