Monday, 21 August 2017

Ten Years for Christchurch Daily Photo on September 6

On September 8, 2007, a web designer in Christchurch, New Zealand, was motivated to start her own daily photo blog to record things she loved about her city.  That was an important decision by Michelle Sullivan in unexpected ways.  In 2010 and then again in 2011 Christchurch was hit by severe earthquakes that devastated the city.  Michelle's previous images preserve a key record of many structures that were lost.

Michelle tries to post one or more photos every day, but, like most of us, sometimes life intervenes and keeps her away.  Still, she has been a regular contributor within the CDP community, and her blog now serves an even more critical purpose for her city.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Photographing the Photographer . . . CDP's September Monthly Theme

This gentleman had a monstrous lens mounted on his camera.  The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has many native birds.  On a typical day, one encounters quite a few serious birders and quite a few serious photographers.  He had a particular bird in mind and was waiting patiently for it to appear again.  I am less committed to bird photos, so I sneaked a shot of him and moved on.

"Photographing the Photographer."

We probably all do it.  Which one will you show on September 1?

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Let's Celebrate a New Guy!

Twice a month the City Daily Photo portal's home page has recognized a longtime blogger, often ten year anniversaries or the like.  Today, let's do something different.  Let's celebrate a "new guy."  William Kendall!  from Ottawa Daily Photo.

Sometime in 2007 or so, we began seeing regular appreciative comments on our posts from William.  He was always positive about our work (though we have learned since that William has a salty side not seen in his CDP comments).  After watching our posts for months, on September 13, 2013, Ottawa Daily Photo announced its birth with a loud trumpet flourish.  William was one of us.

William still visits our posts faithfully.  He encourages us with his comments, but now he also shows us the beauty of Canada's capital city and its institutions and cityscape.  Nice to have you, William.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Do you like Memes? How about Monday Mural!

Many City Daily Photo bloggers like to participate in memes other than our own monthly theme day. Some are sponsored by CDP members, others are sponsored by non-CDP members.  A good meme is Monday Mural, sponsored by CDP member Carolyn, the blogger behind Oakland Daily Photo.  Like murals?  Go visit her blog on a Monday or link your own mural photo.

Monday, 10 July 2017

The August Theme: Young at Heart

Don't let me interrupt you.

The monthly theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on August 1 is "Young at Heart."  How will you illustrate the theme?  Young lovers?  Children playing?  An older person dressing or acting young?  

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Eight Years for Gunn and Stavanger Daily Photo

A week ago Gunn celebrated the eighth anniversary of the start of her blog, Stavanger Daily Photo.  Gunn lives in an old city on the southwestern coast of Norway, visited by many cruise ships and home to Norway's oil exploration industry.   Her images can't be typecast.  Sometimes visitors to Stavanger.  Sometimes shop scenes, other times nature.  Often the images are from the harbor, like this one.  And, when we are lucky, Gunn shows us something from Old Town Stavanger, the well-preserved historic neighborhood of white buildings with red roofs.  Thank you for your steady contributions to the City Daily Photo community, Gunn. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Dozen Years in the Shenandoah Valley . . . Wow!

On June 13, 2005, Linda made her first post on The View From Squirrel Ridge.  Twelve years and one week ago!  Linda likes to drive around her home in western Virginia and show us historic sites, farmland, festivals, and barns.  (Linda also has a fondness for ducks and geese on ponds.)  Congratulations on your consistent and impressive record of photographing your world, Linda.

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