shadows at 2WFC

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

Today’s photo is another example of contrasting light and shadow. This time in the Two Wells Fargo Center (2WFC) plaza. Look closely and you will see three people leaving the Atrium.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article for Two Wells Fargo Center. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The Two Wells Fargo Center in Uptown Charlotte.

shadows

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

This photo was taken recently and focuses on shadows in the evening hours. Specifically, the sun on the street and shadows on the side street. Also, long shadows from my wife and I as we stroll hand in hand.

Following is an article about how to take street scene photos with contrasting light. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Shadows found in Uptown Charlotte.

B.Good

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

Today’s photo shows a common scene in Uptown Charlotte. A family enjoying an outing and with sweet drinks in hand. Also, shown are couples strolling at safe distances between one another. And , of course, most of us wear mask.

Note the restaurant in the background. We have eaten at B. Good and the food had roots. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A family enjoying an outing in Uptown Charlotte.

helping hand

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

Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in the Two Wells Fargo Center plaza. I share the photo because of the concept of offering a helping hand. Also, the photo was shared because of my efforts to chose scenes which include people. In the background you will notice a gentleman enjoying the sun. Also, a family is enjoying a meal.

Following is an website called Helping Hands of Charlotte. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A sculpture in the Two Wells Fargo plaza.

Ratcliffe Flowers

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

The Historic Ratcliffe Flowers sign stands in the Green with the Mint Museum in the background. There is an interesting story, in the Charlotte Business Journal, about the Ratcliffe’s Flowers building, the construction of the Ratcliffe condos, and the preservation and incorporation of the original architecture.

Note that I have also included people in the scene because recently my post have focused on empty lonely scenes. Today I went looking for photo opportunities which included people. Most people are waring mask or social distancing.

Also, note that the the Mint Museum is the same museum I mentioned in yesterday’s post.

Following is an article about Look at what we pass every day. Charlotte’s history, told through signs. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Ratcliffe Flowers sign with the Mint Museum in the background.

Mint museum

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

Today’s photo shows a glimpse of an art display at the Mint Museum. Unfortunately we are not attending indoor events. Fortunately, the exhibit is on display through September 6th and my age category will be vaccinated before then.

The Mint Museum website shares the following description of the art we caught a glimpse of:

Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat’s Foragers is a monumental work of art spanning four stories and 3,720 square feet in Mint Museum Uptown’s Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. A myriad of vibrant panels that give the illusion of stained glass fill the atrium’s 96 windows and weave a story of women who labor to build the communities that form the spine of modern society.

Following is a link which contains a video about the Foragers in detail. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Glimpse of an art display at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte.

light rail station

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

Today’s photo shows another lonely empty scene in Uptown Charlotte. Actually there some relatively busy scene’s as well however empty has become the norm. In years past this station would be been very active. And Uptown will be busy again. It will just take time.

Following is a website about the Charlotte light rail system called the LYNX. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A light rail station in Uptown Charlotte.

bike lane

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

Today’s photo shows a lonely empty street in Uptown Charlotte. The purpose of sharing this photo is to highlight the bike lane. Several bike lanes can be found in Uptown and are a welcome addtion.

Following is an article about Uptown CycleLink. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A bike lane in Uptown Charlotte.

Love is

On this shameful day in our nation’s history I am reposting a photo taken in Uptown Charlotte.

When this photo was taken there was a loud and offensive protest underway just down the block. Rather than focusing my camera on the protest I chose to focus on this very positive sign that went on and on.

Quoting president elect Biden. “The work of the moment and the work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy, of decency, honor, respect, the rule of law. Just plain simple decency.”

garage art

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

Today’s photo shows dynamic art on the side of a parking garage in Uptown Charlotte. The art is composed of sun catching polished metal pieces which the wind moves causing patterns of light.

Following is a website showing parking garages in Uptown. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Parking garage art found in Uptown Charlotte.

smart flower

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

This solar smart flower was found in the First Ward Park. The flower follows the sun and folds up at night. Their website says the flower folds up and cleans itself nightly. With this intelligence the smart flower makes 40% more energy than traditional solar panels. Plus it looks good.

Following is the Smart Flower Solar website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A solar smart flower found in the First Ward Park.

blue sky

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

It has been cold, overcast, and rainy for days. However, the sun come out today and blue sky was reflected in the office towers of Uptown Charlotte.

Following is an article about Sunlight and serotonin. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Blue sky reflecting in the office towers in Uptown Charlotte.

change

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

This mural was found in Uptown Charlotte at Sprite Square. I liked the message: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

The mural is signed as Traveling Gypsy @DUARTE_DESIGNS

Following is a link the website for the Traveling Gypsy. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Mural found in Uptown Charlotte.

scream

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

An art project, in Uptown Charlotte, involves globes painted in different themes. The globe, at the Blumenthal Art Center, shows a reproduction of the famous Scream painting. In my opinion the scream is an accurate depiction of 2020.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article of the Scream. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Art found in Uptown Charlotte.

Theme Day (photo of the year)

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “photo of the year”. I did not post many photos at Charlotte Daily Photo this year so I searched my iPhone memories and chose this photo of my grandson celebrating his win at monopoly. With this photo I wish you all a new year full of things to celebrate.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the January theme day.

theme day, kindness

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “kindness”. Today’s photo was taken in Charlotte at the Flower Child restaurant where my wife and I have enjoyed several meals. The peace sign reminds me of the 60’s with the goals of Peace, love, and kindness. We were so idealistic then and I would like to extend some of those ideas and kindness to 2020.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the City Daily Photo theme day for November.