A reminder to members of City Daily Photo that the theme day for November is Friend.
I start today with three versions of the same shot, first the normal take, and two edits to enhance the colours of this pair of topiaries.
Collective Work/ Teweikan is a topiary inspired by a First Nations word for the drum, a central part of many indigenous cultures in North America. The imagery on the drum includes the eagle and the medicine wheel.
Across from the above was this unfinished topiary of a swan. This was here last year as well, and while there was no one doing so during my visit, I remember a couple of visits from last year where this was the site of one of the groundskeepers using this topiary to explain the process of creating a topiary. Hence the unfinished status of it. I enhanced the colours for a second take on this photo.
The next topiary on the trail was one that was here last year. On The Trail Of The Algonquin People, designed by Anishinabe artist Dean Ottawa, depicts a family working together to build a birchbark canoe.
I wanted different settings of the same two shots, including black and white in one case, choosing two different vantage points.