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.
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.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s sidewalk post, we are sharing another sidewalk photo. This one with a lady in pink. The sidewalk crosses a bridge between the South End district and uptown Charlotte. The bridge crosses over I-277 which loops around uptown Charlotte.
From a photographic view, I like this photo because it was taken facing the sun yet the colors turned out great.
Today’s photo shows a chess game in the South End near uptown Charlotte. As the smoke stack indicates the building on the right was an old mill site. The mill site houses multiple restaurants, a coffee shop, and retail stores. The building on the left is an apartment complex.
On a personal note; what I like most about this photo is the couple, on the left, who are holding hands.
Our contribution, to the City Daily Photo theme, is this sticky photo from our archives. The Ice Cream was good but the icee was very sticky. This photo was taken at Freedom Park in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The Ice Cream cones and the icee were purchased from an ice cream truck. It was a hot day so they were enjoyed.
Following is a link to City Daily Photo theme where photographers from around the world have shared there interpretation of today’s theme.
While on a walk yesterday, I snapped this photo and I’m sharing it today to because I wanted to capture the love, love, love sign. Also, I was intrigued by the gentleman in the photo. He flash a peace sign which I wish I had captured. While preparing the photo I noticed the license plate which says “Down the Rabbit Hole”.
Today’s photo shows an outdoor brunch at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails. This scene can be found in the Southend of Charlotte. The weather is still a little cool so a fire pit would be nice. As the weather continues to improve, brunch on the roof would be interesting.
The Southend, of Charlotte, is a combination of busy and empty scenes. Unfortunately some businesses have not made it. However, as today’s photo shows there are busy scenes as well. Lots of potential for increased business and increased spread of the virus.
You can tell from the perspective that I was walking in the street when I took this photo.
Restaurants offering outdooring dinning are the busiest. Given, we are now vaccinated we enjoyed an outdoor meal last night. We arrived early and it was easily to maintain physical distance.
Construction defines Uptown Charlotte this year. Every where you look there are tall buildings being constructed and the workers who make this possible. Today’s photo shows a lunch break scene in the Bank of America plaza. I liked the scene because of the workers and the long shadows.
Today is theme day, in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is smiles and our contribution is this family enjoying an outdoor meal in one of the plaza’s in Uptown. During the pandemic smiles have been hard to find. They were there but behind mask. It’s a little thing but I really miss smiles and delight when they appear.
Today’s photo shows brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte. The photo also shows a couple strolling on a cold winter day and, looking closely, one can find friends enjoying a walk in the park. As such, I use today’s photo as a metaphor for life during the pandemic. A lot of what we love has stopped. However, love goes on.