Sunday, November 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Ephemeral

The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For November, the theme is Ephemeral, or short lived, a theme that was chosen by Kay at Sequim Daily Photo. For other interpretations of the theme, click here.

I had several photos taken over the last few months that qualified for this, and so were left aside. This ice sculpture is from Winterlude, our festival in February. The sculptures are erected and left in place until the end of the festival, hence a rather short (if beautiful) life.


This view of Central Park in the Glebe includes the tiny blue flowers that are the first to bloom, and only then for a few days.


Also from spring, this spot is near the Rideau Canal and near my home. The trees were just starting to leaf out, and the grass had dandelions all over, something that is also quite brief here.


This is from early fall in the Glebe. These berries ripen, but short work is made of them- squirrels and birds have a field day feasting on them.


Last month I had a series on Nuit Blanche, the one night arts festival here in the city. This large hydraulic and light display was one of the installations, and I held back a second shot of it from when I posted about it.


And we finish off with fall colours, which last only a brief time before they're all on the ground. I have a good many fall shots that I'll be showing later in the month.

49 comments:

  1. i like the first and last best. :)

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  2. Very nice photos, of course.

    Tomás.

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  3. Excellent. You've got this theme from all angles.

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  4. You found the right photo's the theme.

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  5. All six wonderful ephemeral images but my favourite has to be the ice sculpture, so perfect!

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  6. Hello William, I love the ice sculpture, the berries and the last photo. Have a great week!

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  7. That ice sculpture is perfect. It will only stay in that shape for a short time and then it will melt away.

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  8. Lovely post William! The seasons fly by, don't they?!

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  9. Love the idea of an ice sculpture to represent ephemeral -- great idea!

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  10. Interesting shots for the theme. Most of them we would like to see much longer.

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  11. Good choice to take us through the year with this theme.

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  12. My favorites are the fall leaves and the ice sculpture.

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  13. Nice set of beautiful photos, but you already got me with the first one!

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  14. Those photos are perfect for the theme! The ice sculpture is really beautiful!

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  15. The ice sculpture is also my favourite, Willam !

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  16. An excellent post for the day, William!

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  17. @Tex: thanks!

    @Orvokki: thank you!

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Stuart: and from much of the year!

    @Marianne: this one was interesting to carry out!

    @Grace: it won't be that long until we see ice sculptures again!

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Gnome: thanks!

    @Sharon: or in this case, be broken up.

    @Ciel: they do, yes.

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  18. @SRQ: those sculptures really are a brief moment in time!

    @Jennifer: thank you!

    @Red: weeks on end of fall colours would be good, but they don't last long.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Norma: and I've got so many fall colours shots this year.

    @Jackie: that appears to be popular this time out.

    @VP: I knew people would like it.

    @Tamago: the work of sculptors for that festival always impresses me.

    @Karl: as I said, I knew it would be popular!

    @RedPat: thanks!

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  19. Lots of good ephemeral shots here. I especially like the fall colors. :-)

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  20. A wonderful array of ephemerals. The series of ice sculptures you posted were so enchanting and love the art by night.

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  21. Fantastic first shot, William. Ephemeral beauty.

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  22. Hi again! Re your comment on Ocala: Nope, no window, just a little creative Photoshopping. Fun and games. :)

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  23. This proves that there so many things to enjoy, even if they don't last long!

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  24. A fine selection and beautiful interpretations of the ephemeral theme!

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  25. Lovely "ephemeral" captures William. The ice sculpture is quite stunning.

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  26. @Halcyon: I went a bit overboard with fall colours... I've got to get some posts organized for them!

    @Gemma: Winterlude's a favourite event for me here in Ottawa. I look forward to photographing again in February when we've got the next one.

    @Murcia: thank you!

    @Lowell: thanks for letting me know... I thought it might be a fogged window!

    @Marleen: that's true!

    @Merisi: thank you.

    @Dianne: watching ice carvers is a whole lot of fun.

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  27. though you'd show us one of the ice sculptures and you did but indeed there are so many different things that are ephemeral

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  28. Awesome and lovely series, William! :)

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  29. Changes - there are many. All great examples. Love the ice sculpture shot especially.

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  30. I've always wanted to go to Nuit Blanche, but the one in TO is far, far too crowded.

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  31. Oh, yeah! Those ice sculptures--definitely ephemeral. :-)

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  32. The hydraulic light work is gorgeous, but the ripe berries is the best. Thanks for posting.

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  33. A nice selection, William. Your ice sculptures were very interesting, and they get my vote for the best "ephemeral" things in Ottawa.

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  34. Those ice sculptures are especially wonderful for today's theme but you've offered a very nice array of others, too. Good work!

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  35. Nice shots! I thought about ice sculpture for the theme but didn't have any recent (past decade) shots. Of course you did... I remember when you posted a whole series of them.

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  36. An ice sculpture---perfect for theme day
    MB

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  37. @Gerald: this theme was a good one for a wide variety of interpretation.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Lauren: I'm looking forward to seeing ice sculptures again!

    @Hamilton: it wouldn't surprise me if your city gets around to starting one.

    @Revrunner: very much so!

    @Geoff: thanks!

    @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Jack: I do love ice sculptures!

    @Jim: thanks!

    @Magiceye: thank you!

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Linda: they're such a delight, each year, seeing new ice sculptures.

    @Beth: it's a great season!

    @EG: many people do!

    @MB: I thought so!

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  38. Based on all these nice photos, you clearly have this theme covered.

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  39. There is not a better entry on the theme than an ice sculpture. Well done!

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