Thursday, 1 December 2016

We Have Some Tasty Themes in 2017!

So, how do you like this line-up for 2017's monthly theme days?

Every year we begin on January 1 with Photograph of the Year.  Review your 2016 posts and show us the one you like best, or your followers liked best, or best exemplifies the year in your city.  Then, on February 1, as Valentine's Day approaches?  Why, Loving Life, of course.  And, on March 1, you will need to stretch your creativity with Black and White in Color, an image that was really shot in color but looks like a black and white photograph.  Fun, right?  In some parts of the world, we have April showers, so on April 1 let's see how you interpret Wet.  Let's Eat on May 1.  And, since Nature is so often a photographer's favorite topic, let's see your best on June 1.

Motion is the theme for July 1.  On August 1, what will you select to illustrate Young at Heart?  We will all have fun on September 1, deciding on an image for Photographing the Photographer.  And . . . get ready . . . we break all taboos on October 1 when we fill our blogs with images illustrating Sensual.  Phew!  After that, let's shake it up with Rock 'n' Roll on November 1.  Then, let's greet the holiday season on December 1 with your best Gift images.  

A year with a lot of photographic fun and some challenges?  Enjoy it.  Happy holidays.

Monday, 21 November 2016

For Eight Years an Alabama Belle Has Been Presenting Paris

Retired elementary school teacher Virginia Jones left Birmingham, Alabama, to visit Paris for the first time in March of 2007.  She was blown away.  Took lots of tourist pictures.  Around that time she became more serious about her photography.  When Virginia returned to Paris in November 2008, she did it with a photographer's eye and with the intention of sharing her love of Paris on a blog.  Paris Through My Lens launched on November 27, 2008.  A few days later Virginia showed us this photograph of Galeries Lafayette in the holiday season.  Nine subsequent trips have fueled her archives and kept the blog fresh.  And, as you read this, Virginia is wrapping up another two week Paris visit, gathering still more material for our enchantment.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Let's celebrate transitions in December

The last theme of 2015 is "Transitions," brought to you by Tanya of Around Roanoke .. A Daily Photo Blog.  Tanya’s first blog was Monroe Daily Photo (Monroe, Georgia), begun after following Paris Daily Photo and others.  Tanya and her family relocated near Roanoke, Virginia, and that is how she came up with the theme "Transitions," since her blog and personal life have gone through so many! 

Tanya rarely picked up a camera until joining City Daily Photo, but now really enjoys photography and learning about the places she visits.  She can't wait to find a new spot to photograph, and she drags her family with her!  Tanya’s blog has also chronicled the growth of her four kids, two now in college.  (More "transitions.")  If and when life slows down, Tanya hopes to take a photography course.

This photo was taken in Troutville, Virginia, along Rte 11 in Botetourt County.  It reminded Tanya of changes we will probably all make in the coming new year. . . . again, more "transitions!”

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Colorado Springs Daily Photo Has Its Eighth Birthday This Month

Tamera Goldsmith started Colorado Springs Daily Photo on November 17, 2008.  Like many of us, she had discovered Eric Tenen's Paris Daily Photo, followed it for a while, and eventually decided to highlight her own city in the same way.

Tamera is a full time wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. Her studio work keeps her busy, and her CDP blog assures that she will continue to seek out interesting non-bride and non-baby subjects to keep a sharp edge on her personal photography.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Evry Daily Photo Hit Its Tenth Birthday Last Month, on September 18

On September 18, 2006, Olivier Perrin posted his first photo on a new blog.  The first photo was of Paris, 30 miles or so north of his home of Evry.  From that day, Olivier has continued to show us concerts, graffiti, architecture and every day life in Evry.  Please visit Evry Daily Photo and congratulate Olivier for his fine work and longevity.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Here Is The Chance to Show Off Your Out of Focus Images!

Originally from Singapore, Wilf Wang moved to Turin, Italy, in 1998.  As a curious guy, Wilf explores the city for interesting places.  He pokes his nose into rallies, protests and celebrations to get a vibe of the city.  Wilf started his blog, Torino in My Eyes, in the beginning of 2012 to express appreciation for the beauty of Turin and to record events happening around the city.

Wilf’s partner loves to take out of focus photos and they usually turned out surprisingly beautiful.  This got Wilf thinking.  Most of the time, photographers pursue the sharpest images.  But, have we neglected the intriguing beauty of a blurry, out of focus image?  Let’s see.

The photo Wilf included here is a blurry image of the landmark of Turin, La Mole.  Originally conceived of as a synagogue, it now houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema and is the tallest museum in the world.  What will you show on November 1?

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Let's Celebrate Jennyfreckles' Retirement

A different kind of recognition today.  Today is the first day of the retirement of jennyfreckles (the nom de photograph of Andreé Freeman) after a career in HR, leadership training and administrative work with a variety of public sector organizations.  Now she will have the time and freedom to pursue even more her passion of exploring the cities, towns, villages and fields of West Yorkshire with her camera.

Since 2008 Andreé has shown us daily loving photographs of her adopted hometown of Saltaire in the UK.  We have learned that Saltaire is a Victorian-era model industrial village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site four miles north of Bradford and just a few more miles south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Profoundly deaf, Andreé communicates clear as a bell with her breathtaking images at her blog Salt & Light (formerly Saltaire Daily Photo).  If you have not yet had the pleasure of finding her blog, go take a look.  It is well worth it.  Enjoy your retirement years, jennyfreckles.

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