The first day of the month is a theme day for the members of City Daily Photo. For June, that theme happens to be Me. How are others interpreting this? Have a look right here.
As I am busy here with my Tulip Festival series for a few more days, have a look at my writer's blog today for a post about Ottawa Race Weekend, the running event which took place here last weekend. And a reminder to those readers in the local area- Doors Open Ottawa is this weekend, with sites ranging across the city, including out in the rural outlying areas.
For this theme, I start with a shot of myself taken in February during Winterlude. I came into Ottawa's City Hall one weekend day and found displays in the atrium from two national museums and several local ones. Included in all that was a pilot's seat from a military plane, courtesy of the Canada Aviation And Space Museum. One of the staffers manning the table display took a photograph of me in it.
As part of Canada 150 last year, there was an event held here downtown called Kontinuum, put on by a production company called Moment Factory. A multimedia show, it took place in a future LRT station beneath the city over the course of the summer. I came through on several occasions and enjoyed it Before going in, the visitor was given a card to use to scan their own image, which would also be incorporated into the show. That card contained a download code one could use on the website to retrieve their own image, either as a jpg or a gif. I downloaded a number of mine as stills before the site closed up at New Year's, and here they are, watermarked with the event name and featuring some colourful takes from my numerous visits.
This, meanwhile, dates back to Winterlude, where a trailer was set up in Confederation Park with items promoting the Black Panther film. That included the chance to get yourself photographed with T'Challa himself. A photographer took the shot, sent it off watermarked to your email, complete with the Panther right beside you- even though he wasn't physically present when I was standing there.
And I finish with a recent one, another movie tie-in. One of the shops at the Rideau Centre mall had a promotional display outside for the Star Wars film Solo. I thought it fit the theme quite well, so I sat down and had my picture taken.