Friday, 21 April 2017

Eleven Years on April 8 for Gerald England's Hyde (UK) Blogs



On April 8, 2006, Gerald England introduced us to Hyde, a small town in Cheshire, England, near Manchester.  Hyde Daily Photo ran from 2006 - 201; Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2 ran from 2011 - 2015, and Gerald's current Hyde photoblog, Hyde Xtra since then.  Plus Stockport Daily Photo.  Plus a poetry blog.  Plus Twitter.  Plus Facebook.  Plus . . . Plus . . . You get the idea.

Beyond his active photography and blogging, Gerald has done yeoman service for the City Daily Photo community by creating and periodically updating Around the World With Daily Photoblogs Old and New, a compendium of the many blogs that make up the daily photo blog community.

In recent months, Gerald has been preoccupied with family health issues and his camera is getting less of a workout.  No doubt Gerald will be hitting the highways and byways of Hyde again once weather is better and his family concerns stabilize.  Meanwhile, visit one of his blogs to express your appreciation.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Let's Eat! A Tasty Theme for May!





Everyone takes photographs of food these days.  Right?  Well, here is your chance to use one of your food photos on City Daily Photo's monthly theme day.  For May1:  "Let's eat!"

Or, try a different approach.  Maybe a robin and a worm.  A calf on an udder.  A baby and its bottle.  I won't spoil your surprise by giving more examples.  Let's see what you come up with.

This glorious luncheon spread was put together by a guide for the guests on a hiking trip through the Tuscan countryside.  It was as delicious as it looks.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Photos from Haninge Began Eleven Years Ago, on April 1, 2006



That old tree!  How many of us eagerly await the next photo of this Swedish Whitebeam?  It is a very old tree in a rural area in east central Sweden.  Steffe, the photographer who began Photos from Haninge on April 1, 2006, showed his 500th image of that old tree on February 15 of this year.

Steffe lives in Tungelsta, a subdivision of the city of Haninge, Sweden.  Steffe visits a favorite coffee shop and shows us the people who pass though.  He rides his bicycle around the city and countryside, photographing events, scenes, people and buildings, always with sharp focus and an artistic eye.  Thanks, Steffe, for introducing us to your community over the last eleven years.  We await more.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Birthday Cake with Ten Candles for St Louis Daily Photo on March 22



Bob Crowe fits a daily photography blog -- St. Louis Daily Photo -- into a rich life full of family, travel and a very busy legal career representing Social Security claimants.  And, he has been doing so continuously for ten years.  Without a break.  Though Bob often reminds us that he is a loyal son of New York City, his affection for his adopted city on the Mississippi River ("the Lou") shines through.

Bob began on March 22, 2007, with a black and white photograph of St. Louis' famous arch.  (He began under the pseudonym of strangetastes, but we will let him explain that one.)  Over many stretches of time he has treated us to a series of Thursday Arch images, but even a creative and hard-working photographer like Bob runs out of new arch treatments after a while, so the arch goes on hiatus until the spirit moves him again.  In recent years Bob has often featured his ever-so-cute granddaughters Madeleine (Madeleine Monday) and Audrey (Audrey Anyday).

The photography is always stellar.  Rants creep into the blog occasionally.  And sometimes the press of work keeps Bob and his camera off the street, so he dips into one of the deepest and highest quality photo archives of anyone on City Daily Photo.  Congratulations, Bob.  Keep it up!

Friday, 10 March 2017

You're All Wet on April 1



A rainy day in 2015 in the university city of Padua, Italy, was still charming.  I was on my way to a museum and had the street mostly to myself.  Except for a man with a strategically placed red umbrella.

In some parts of the globe, April is known as a rainy month.  Whether it is wet where you are or not, on April 1 show us something to illustrate City Daily Photo's monthly theme of "Wet."

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Selma Daily Photo has its tenth birthday this month!


Ten years ago this month -- on March 23, 2007 -- a former newspaper reporter and editor decided to begin a daily photography blog devoted to her hometown of Selma, Alabama.  Those of us from outside central Alabama knows the name Selma either from living through the turbulent 1960s or from history books.  But, Janet Gresham wanted to highlight the friendlier face of her small city.  Through Selma Daily Photo we have lived through the seasons in the Black Belt of Alabama (named for the color of the rich soil), met some of her citizens, visited attractions and supplanted some unhappy memories of Selma with newer and happier ones.  Congratulations, Janet!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Julia, a Mystery CDP Blogger from Australia



Do you ever wonder about the mystery CDP bloggers?  The ones who seem to have few followers?  Who elicit just a single comment every few posts, but more often none at all?  Who don't seem to visit other CDP blogs, but who chug along, posting pretty faithfully day after day, year after year?

Julia is a mystery CDP blogger.  She doesn't tell us anything about herself, but a look at her blog, Newcastle NSW Au, tells us that she is passionate about environmental issues.  Julia began the blog more than ten years ago, in November 2006, and has posted consistently since then.

Let's surprise Julia.  Please click on this link and leave a comment of appreciation.

Actually, it will probably be first on Facebook, or Twitter, or maybe you'll hear about it from the nice old guy next door. Whatever the case, if you have news to share, how about sharing it with us, so we can share it with everyone and actually make these pages useful?

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