keep calm hoop on

A “Keep Calm Hoop On” sign found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte. I took the photo facing the sun with most of the glare blocked out by the post. When I Googled the phrase “Keep Calm Hoop On” I found the KeepCalms.com website where they sell items with the slogan on them. However, I could not find anything meaningful for “What does Keep Calm and Hoop on mean”. So it has to be about basketball or hola-hooping.

Following is a link to an article about the health benefits of hola-hooping and the health benefits of basketball. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  Keep Calm and Hoop On sign found in the South End District near uptown Charlotte.

hypno-tique

Today’s photo shows the window display at a business in the historic Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The women’s clothing and accessory boutique name is hypno-tique so I used BeFunky software adding to the hypno effect. Also, notice that this is a self portrait of my wife and me.

Following is a link to the hypno-tique Facebook page. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The hypno-tique in the historic Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

cult shoe brand

Allbirds’ is opening in the Southend district and they are looking for employees. The signs say they are looking for people who are interested in saving the world. A google search enlighten me: For example; I found an article, from Fortune referencing to the “Cult shoe brand Allbirds”. Also, Yahoo Finance referenced “Allbirds’ Cult favorites”. And the Allbirds’ website details about their sustainability commitments which include reversing climate change and even regenerative agriculture.

The Allbirds’ website claims they are the most comfortable shoes in the world.

I think my next pair of shoes will be from Allbirds’

Following is a link to the Allbirds’ sustainability commitment webpage. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Allbirds sign in the SouthEnd district new uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

call before you dig

This scene made me think about the warning to “call before you dig”. I suspect they did call, however I am surprised that the power line was not removed before the dig started. Apparently the number to call is 811.

Following is a link to the Dig Safely website. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An excavation site (dig) found in the Dilworth historic district near uptown Charlotte.

fermentory and food hall

I found the tag line to be unique on the Trolley Barn sign; a Fermentory and Food Hall. I was also intrigued by the symbol at the bottom on the sign. For a while I thought the symbol might be a Chinese letter. However, a Google search found that it is a T and B.

Following is a link to the Trolley Barn Facebook site where the symbol is larger so you can see that it is actually a T and B. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Trolley Barn found in the SouthEnd near uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

back lit grass

We are continuing the evening stroll photo mini series. Today’s photo shows a pond at Marshal Park with the grass back lit by the evening sun. A Google search “Marshall Park is occasionally the site of protester camps and demonstrations”. We enjoy strolling through the park and taking the occasional photo.

Following is a link to the Marshall Park wikipedia article. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A scene in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte.

jogging in the evening sun

I took this photo because of the sun shining the the joggers hair. The long shadows, blue sky, decorated garage, and the rail tracks add to the scene as well.

Following a link to the Light Rail Trail website. Notice the photo on the cover of the website; I sure wish I had taken the photo. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Joggers on the light rail trail.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

park bench

Today’s photo continues my evening stroll mini-series. The foreground features a park bench with long shadows from the evening sun. The photo was taken in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte and died 1988. Bearden was an artist, author, and song writer.

A Google search finds that “the park design is based on Bearden’s collages and paintings”.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden and the Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden Park. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A park bench in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte.

BLT sign on the evening sunlight

Today we share another photo from an evening stroll in uptown Charlotte. The focus, of the photo, is the BLT Steak sign backlit in the evening sun. What interested me photographically was the light and shadows in this scene.

Following is a link to the BLT Steak restaurant website. Their website says the serve “contemporary steakhouse fare”. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: BLT Steak sign in the evening sunlight.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

tables in the evening sunlight

Today’s photo shows outdoor tables in the evening sunlight. These tables are at “Mert’s Heart And Soul cafe” which serves “down home low country” cooking. Our favorite is the cornbread which is a sweeter than any sugar cookie I have ever eaten.

I’m sharing this photo because of lighting and the shadows.

Following is a link to Mert’s Heart And Soul website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Tables in evening light found in uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Thermal Imaging

This photo was taken because I wanted to share the sign, in the bottom left of the photo. Zoom to see that the sign says “Thermal Imaging will be used for everyone’s safety”. The other sign is important as well .. “Open for Lunch and Dinner”.

Thank you MOA for taking our safety seriously.

Following is a link to the MOA Korean BBQ website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Thermal imaging for everyone’s safety. Sign found in uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

mural detail

Today we share a few details from the President’s Cup mural which we have highlighted the last two days. My favorite is the photo with signatures. What I especial like are the joggers (you have to zoom in to see them) in the bottom of the mural next to the signatures.

Following are links to the muralist @Traveling_Gypsy and @TreasyTreaz. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Part of a mural found in uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Presidents cup

Yesterday’s photo shared a small portion of this mural and I plan to share a couple of more details from the mural. Today’s photo shows the President’s Cup mural as seen from the patio of our condo.

Following is link to the President’s Cup website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Mural advertising the President’s Cup golf tournament to be held in 2022.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

mural in the evening sun

A mural awash in the evening sun. This scene was found in uptown Charlotte. The mural is an advertisement for the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament to be held in 2022.

Following is a link to the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: mural in uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Following is a link, to the Colourful 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.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

butterfly highway

A butterfly highway garden found in uptown Charlotte at the Government Center.

The butterfly highway is not very busy this time of year. As a result I took some liberties using photoshop to detect the lack of activity. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation provides these signs to those who create butterfly garden and show their butterfly love.

Following is a link to the Butterfly Highway page on the NCWF.org website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  The butterfly highway found in uptown Charlotte.

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Theme day, picture of the year

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is “Picture of the Year”. Our contribution is this photo of a pink reflection. Basically I like the lighting, the long shadows, the vivid blue sky, and the perspective of the photo … taken facing the sun. The pink reflection comes from a pink condominium which I have shared previously.

Following is a link to the January Gallery – Picture of the Year for the City Daily Photo Community.