Monday, June 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Stylish

The first day of the month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For June, the theme is Stylish, a theme that was well chosen by Grace at Perth Daily Photo. You can see how others are taking on that theme here.

I'm starting with a more conventional example of stylish. There are a number of fashion boutiques on Sussex around the Byward Market area. The one that struck me as the best suited for this theme was a front window at the store Cantas. The store specializes in European tailoring, and stocks formal, casual, evening, and wedding attire for women. Their home page can be found here. It is photographed from an angle to avoid getting that disreputable scoundrel with a camera in the shot, but lo and behold, there I am intruding at stage left. 


Now for the unconventionally stylish. I have been featuring our Tulip Festival since the middle of May, and will be continuing to do so for a few more days. These two sculptures were part of the festival, but I think they fit the theme in a very off kilter way.


A few days ago I showed a series of photographs of buskers in this same area, at Dow's Lake, on Victoria Day, as part of the festival. I thought the ladies were quite stylish (not to mention very flexible). I had extra shots, and decided to use them for this post.


57 comments:

  1. I really like this series! :)

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  2. These two sculptures show a scene of joy to enter the month.

    Tomás.

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  3. Great choices for the theme day. Love the ones made with flowers especially. :)

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  4. Great take on the theme, William!
    I have been trying to find something stylish for my post, alas, in vain so far. ;-)

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  5. Love the transition through your photos - 2nd shot especially - made me smile.

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  6. Three different scenes, all very nice and fitting to the theme, well done, William !

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  7. You found some stylish figures around. Those green people with tulips are very funny.

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  8. Some variously stylish interpretations of this theme day, my favorites are probably the green sculptures!

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  9. Those are pretty stylish photos! I especially love those two sculptures with flowers.
    I may have not noticed you in the first photo if you didn't mention. But I see you! Reminded me of "where's Wally?" game :-)

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  10. Easy to locate 'style' in wedding gown shop windows. Can't miss there. Bullseye!

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  11. You've chose three nice and quite different stylish scenes.

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  12. Nice comparison and contrast.

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  13. I think you take top prize for the theme day post! Stylish all the way!

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  14. i bet you're stylish in your own right. :) loved the garden figures!

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  15. Obviously, there is a lot of style in Ottawa! I love those floral designs.

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  16. Okay, yes, they do qualify as stylish....

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  17. The two green sculptures mystify me. I'm not at all sure what they are about and what they are saying.

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  18. I think you hit the nail on the head with the theme. All very stylish in their own ways!

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  19. well you did a great job with the theme william!

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  20. @Linda: thanks!

    @Tomas: thank you.

    @Halcyon: they're quite unusual sculptures.

    @Merisi: this one came pretty easy to me!

    @Lauren: I knew when I photographed them that I wanted to hold them back for this.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Marianne: they stand out well in the park.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Tamago: I try not to photograph myself, but every once in awhile, there I am.

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  21. @Birdman: and this store is very stylish.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Tex: they haven't been part of the festival too long, but they're quite creative.

    @Sharon: whoever designed those sculptures did a good job.

    @Norma: in an unconventional way!

    @Red: art has a way of doing that.

    @Gill: thank you!

    @Tanya: thanks!

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  22. Except for some very avant garde brides, most wedding gowns remain stylishly conservative and traditional. Good choice.

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  23. I like your unconventionnaly stylish green sculptures :)

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  24. Great sculptures today. I have enjoyed your Tulip tour from beginning of May.

    Thank you. Everything was magnificent. It takes time to show and tell so thank you twice. You deserve it. Will be a delight to see your continued pictures next.

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  25. I like the stylish contrasts on this series! :-)

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  26. Nice styles, even with the photographer in the picture!

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  27. Shots taken in grand style as usual !

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  28. Oh my gosh, I love the flower ones.

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  29. All very stylish, I love the green ones!

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  30. You have the theme well covered, William!

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  31. Those hedge type sculptures are really amazing.

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  32. Heips William, I can see you.
    It would be nice to walk in this park and see all these things.
    Have a nice May.

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  33. The second one is the pick of the bunch for me!

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  34. That's a beautiful wedding dress!

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  35. @Kate: this shop has very good taste!

    @Anna: they're a great addition to the festival.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Jose: each is quite different from the others.

    @Cheryl: every once in awhile, I turn up!

    @Stuart: thank you!

    @Whisk: me too.

    @Ciel: they seemed fitting for the occasion.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Linda: I thought so.

    @Orvokki: thank you!

    @Loire: it is a good one.

    @Marleen: most definitely.

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  36. The sculptures are interesting. The first one reminds me of "Say Yes to the Dress" - the Canada tv version is a secret guilty pleasure.

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  37. Well, I think you did a very nice job with the theme.

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  38. Nice choice of theme day images.

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  39. Love the stylish topiaries most of all!

    Janis
    GDP

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  40. Excellent stuff William, from posh frocks to sculptures, who's more stylish....

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  41. @Hamilton: fitting for the setting, I'd say.

    @Janey: thank you!

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Janis: they stand out so well.

    @Geoff: that's the question!

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  42. Style is in the eye of the wearer. Loved the tulip covered statues.

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  43. Yes they are all stylish! I especially like the topiaries.

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  44. The array of styles that CDP bloggers have posted for this theme, is astoundingly diverse. You mention conventional and off- kilyet. There are posts that referwence trendy as a form of stylish. There are posts that mix togetyher stylish and expensive. Suych a glorious response to a theme ...

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  45. Great choices for the stylish theme. I like the 'topiary' people.

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  46. Oh wow William, this is the best coverage of the stylish theme.. Absolutely love the topiary sculptures, bravo :)

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  47. @Mari: thanks!

    @Randy: thank you.

    @Tamera: I hope they're back again next year.

    @Julie: it's been quite a fascinating theme, from what I've seen thus far.

    @Pamela: thank you!

    @Grace: thanks!

    @MB: apparently!

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  48. They ALL fit the theme stylishly well, William!

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  49. Wonderful submissions for Theme Day! Truth be told, I had to look really hard to find your reflection in the window. Those are beautiful (and stylish) gowns. And, I love the tulip festival pics -- fun!

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  50. Beautiful takes for the theme!!

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  51. What fun and such great photos.
    I like the one that has you in in. You look like a paparazzi !
    But in a nice way !

    cheers, parsnip

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  52. The off-kilter ones made me chuckle. Well done!

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  53. My favorites are from the tulip festival but you've covered quite a nice range. Great theme day interpretations!

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