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.
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.
Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and our contribution comes from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This is the Jeans Machine sponsored by Wrangler and driven by Dale Earnhardt. Given NASCAR is Our (Charlotte’s) Sport I thought of a photo showing a little history from our a sport powered by powerful cars was in order.
Even in the snow you have to walk the dog. This photo was taken at the Green park in uptown Charlotte. The photo was taken facing the sun and as a result we have a large lens flare in the center of the photo. Personally I like the lens flare and the shadows.
Today’s photo shows the same scene as yesterday’s photo taken from a different perspective. Today’s perspective was taken facing the sun, with a focus on the sun shine captured in the ice.
I googled the subject and cannot find an explanation for why this ice appears blue .. however, I think the blue comes from a reflection of the sky. The ice layer was very thin and I think it is the water, underneath, which is reflecting the blue sky.
We had a Winter mix Friday night. On Saturday the sun came out and although the temperature was freezing the day was beautiful. In addition to the snow; there were blue sky and blue ice on the pond in Marshall Park. Ice is not a common event in Charlotte.
Today’s photo is a selfie, taken while my wife and I were enjoying a stroll during the pandemic. It was a cold and windy day so we bundled up. The N95 mask are on our face each time we leave our condo. But we still get out and these strolls keep us sane during the pandemic.
The reason we posed for this selfie was to capture the NASCAR Hall of Fame promotional flag in the background. It is a gear with engine parts extending from the spokes. Personally, I think the flag design was an unfortunate choice given it appears similar to the coronavirus images.
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.
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.