Recently, I have noticed these roman numerals and thought this scene was interesting. My original thought was that IV.VI.III was a biblical reference. However; a Google search finds an Instagram account, a Facebook account, and a website all leading to “an evolutionary project merging art and fashion.
What I like about this photo is the texture and color.
Today’s photo shows a statue of Queen Charlotte who the city of Charlotte was named for. The plaque says: In 1761, colonial Americans were fascinated by the royal wedding of England’s King George III to a 17 year-old princess, Charlotte Sophia if the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The settlers name their town and county after Queen Charlotte … in hopes of gaining royal favor.
Today’s photo shows a NASCAR sign found in uptown Charlotte. NASCAR is important part of Charlotte. Articles indicate that “Charlotte Motor Speedway alone has an impact of over 400 million dollars annually”. Following is an article about NASCAR’s North Carolina Roots.
Our contribution, to the Mural Monday theme, is this photo showing the completed mural on Martin Luther King street at the intersection with the light rail. Following is a link allowing you to look back to the mural in its early stages.
Following is a short video, showing the mural with a portion of the Charlotte skyline.
Following is a link, to the Colorful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.
A block of seesaws at the the Impulse exhibit as part of the Shout festival in uptown Charlotte. The seesaws are a hit and much enjoyed by the young and the old. The website, for Impulse exhibit, explains that “an interactive work comprising a series of 15 seesaws with light and sound that changes when in motion”.
Following is a short motion time-lapse video show the Impulse exhibit.
It is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is symmetry. Our contribution is this photo of the light rail tracks, in uptown Charlotte, which is a good example of symmetry and depth.
We are continuing our mini-series with a focus on yellow. Today’s photo shows a yellow tropical fish on the Discovery Place loading dock in uptown Charlotte. The Discovery Place web site says their mission is to “Bring science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy, and apply science to their lives.” The fish fits the mission statement and it fits my yellow theme.
Our experiences, at the Discovery Place, include many visits with our grandson. We have built towers, conducted experiments, watch dramatic science demonstrations, watched movies IMAX movies, played and played. We highly recommend Discovery Place for children and their grandparents.
Continuing our mini-series, of photos featuring yellow; today we share this photo of yellow flowers and the poetic phrase “in quiet rooms”. This scene is part of an art project called Wall Poems of Charlotte. The project helps bring poetry into everyday spaces such as this abandoned building in uptown Charlotte.
Today’s photo shows sunlight reflecting from windows in an office tower. I found the scene unique and interesting. In addition I like the symmetry of the two trees and the two people strolling in the bottom right of the photo.
The only photoshop adjustment was for camera distortion given I took the photo looking up. The lighting was not adjusted.
Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is solitude and our contribution is this photo of my work from home office. When you think about it Work From Home (WFH) is “the state or situation of being alone”.
Also, you will notice the noise cancelling headset which is also a form of solitude.
Today’s photo shows a common scene in uptown Charlottes. Electric scooters are everywhere. From a personal perspective I would prefer a few less scooters and a lot more observance of the rules. But at the same time I enjoy the smiles on the faces.
The photo I took was washed out so I pushed the contrast and the white scale. The shadows were decreased. Also, I pushed the vignette effect and focused on the scooters.
Continuing my theme of power and transportation; Today I share this photo of a young boy enjoying a manually powered scooter. I was properly impress given most people use electric powered scooter. I was also impressed they he is wearing a helmet, which is a good thing given shortly after this photo he was performing arial stunts on his scooter.