Sunday, September 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Red

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For September, that theme is Red. Take a look at how others are taking on the theme right here.

This is the Latvian flag, taken back in February during Winterlude. The Byward Market hosted the ice sculptures, and a Latvian pair carved one of the masterful sculptures. The flag with its distinctive red and white seemed good for this theme.

Here we have the flag after the breeze died down a bit, with the sculpture the carvers made in the background.

The Polish flag with its simple red and white stripes made a good choice for this theme as well. The red stands out well against the ice sculptures in the background.

This is Riley, the mascot of the Ottawa 67s hockey team. The 67s are an Ontario Hockey League team based out of the arena at Lansdowne Park, playing at the junior level below the NHL. The team finished first atop the league this past season, narrowly losing the championship in the finals. I photographed Riley in the concourse last winter during a game.

Each May Ottawa and Gatineau play host to the Canadian Tulip Festival, and there's plenty of red to be found in the flowerbeds. This set of tulips were found one day at Commissioners Park at Dow's Lake.

These ones were in Major's Hill Park.

As were these.

These were back at Dow's Lake.

The red and white pattern of the Canada 150 tulip can be seen here.

And these red tulips had one rogue pink tulip in the mix.

I close out with this shot from Canada Day at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau. Displayed in this case is the first Canadian flag to be flown over Parliament Hill upon its redesign.


  1. Red (and green) - you´d feel home in our condo :-)

  2. Oh, excellent post for the theme! The mascot is really cute.

  3. I would not have been able to identify the Latvian flag.

  4. @Iris: very red.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Maywyn: it's quite a colour.

    @David: me neither.

    @Marie: me too.

  5. I really like the design of the Canadian maple leaf flag, it is recognisable all over the world!

  6. I liked the tulips a lot, the flags less so.

  7. Just a wonderful color for the first of Sept. I love the flags and tulips too!

  8. ...oh good, you included your wonderful Canadian flag!

  9. Cool selection of reds for the theme!

  10. Red, Red and more red---excellent choices

  11. Quite a contrast with ice carvings and tulips.

  12. Red is a pretty prevalent color everywhere you go.

  13. I'd say you passed that challenge with flying colors -- all red!

  14. A bit of red makes any picture pop! You've certainly found plenty.

  15. Great series of red. I love that mascot.

  16. I like the red color!
    The mascot is awesome!

  17. You did well with the theme as usual, William! ;-)

  18. cool selection of reds. I like reflections in the last photo.

  19. Anytime there are that many photos of tulips, I will enjoy therm. Tweeted.

  20. I like Riley! And it's nice to see tulips again. (Maybe you can bring them back from time to time during winter, too?)

  21. @Francisco: thanks.

    @Shammickite: I agree.

    @Hull: thank you.

    @Barbara: it is.

    @Tom: I couldn't resist.

    @magiceye: thanks.

    @MB: thank you.

    @Rob: lots of red.

    @Red: very much so.

    @Sharon: true.

    @Jeanie: definitely.

    @John: I did.

    @Bill: Riley is neat.

    @Ella: thank you.

    @RedPat: thanks.

    @Klara: I did too.

    @Mari: thanks.

  22. Such a wonderful assortment of red. I like that you finished with the Canadian flag. :-)

  23. okay is Riley a raccoon? love the tulip pics always!! ( :

  24. Red is one of my favorite colors as it is so vibrant and warm. It is interesting how so many country flags have red in them.

  25. A whole range of reds in your post! I love red, it's my favorite color. Of course the Canadian flag is the ultimate example of red for your blog! :^)

  26. @Kay: I still have tulips in a couple of coming theme days.

    @Joanne: thanks!

    @DJan: it seemed fitting.

    @Beth: yes, a raccoon.

    @Pat: I agree.

    @Tamera: thanks!

  27. Super series of red shots William, perfect for the theme.. always enjoy seeing the tulips 🌷🌷

  28. Lovely 'red themed' photos ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  29. Great series for the theme, William !

  30. Brilliant post for the theme, I think that mascot looks cute.

    All the best Jan

  31. Lots of interesting reds here ... of course the Canadian flag had to have a place in your line up.

  32. @Grace: I can never get enough of tulips.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Jan: Riley thanks you for the compliment!

    @Joan: it had to show up, given that I was featuring other national flags.

  33. It's kind you chose Polish flague for the theme. Thank you.