Friday, November 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Brown

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For November, that theme is Brown. You can see how others are interpreting this one right here.

I was passing alongside the National Arts Centre one evening in late April. The recessed lighting caught my eye, as did the exterior colour- appropriately brown.


Taken in July during a road trip into southern Ontario, this is a bas-relief, one of several in a subway station in downtown Toronto.


The rest of these were taken a few days ago in the same place, Major's Hill Park, while I was down here photographing fall colours. This sculpture is called Twist 1.5, dating to 1978. Alex Wyse and Ken Guild built this wooden spiral of British Columbia fir. I've shown it before, but decided it would be ideal to do so again, particularly with fall colours forming a backdrop. Buildings in the background of these shots include the Chateau Laurier, Parliament Hill, and the American embassy.

48 comments:

  1. Chocolate brown is my favorite color … 😅
    The twist is very beautiful!

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  2. Oh, thank you, now I have "Let´s twist again" as earworm!
    But a very beautiful one it is, the artwork, I mean.

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  3. I remember seeing the spiral before. It works well as a subject for the theme.

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  4. I like that spiral, as if its brown or not, doesn't matter.

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  5. Good job of sticking to the theme. You have been diligent about it. I forgot and Brown is one of my favorites!

    Janis

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  6. my Grandfather had a wind chime ... that is not the right word ...but he would have it spinning all the time. his good friend made it ... similar to that. lots of different kinds of wood. very cool. have a great Friday. weird week. Halloween evening was a wild time. hope your weather was better than ours? take care. ( ;

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  7. Brown is a great choice for a sh!77y month. (couldn't resist)

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  8. ...the Twist 1.5 is a beauty, thanks for showing me it when we visited.

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  9. Good choice to show this sculpture again.

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  10. @Ella: thanks!

    @Iris: I think so.

    @John: it does.

    @Marianne: I like it too.

    @Janis: this one came easy.

    @Beth: windy this morning.

    @Anvilcloud: hah!

    @Tom: you're welcome.

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  11. Interesting photographs. Brown is all around us, but it isn't easy to find color and shape so happy together like they are in your photos.

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  12. Beautiful representations of brown!

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  13. That sculpture is amazing. Thanks for sharing it again. I will never tire of it. :-)

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  14. That is a fine sculpture, William!

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  15. You've shown many ways to look at this sculpture which is necessary when viewing any sculpture.

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  16. A nice collection of brown for today.

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  17. Twist is beautiful and fir! Gorgeous!

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  18. I like the twist sculpture. Something unusual and beautiful.

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  19. Love the first photo and the sculpture is pretty cool!

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  20. You not only lived up to the color challenge but the diversity of the photos is wonderful. Very nice!

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  21. Great photos for the Brown theme. The wooden sculpture is magnificent! Have a great weekend William

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  22. Wonderful 'brown theme' photos and great textures as well ~

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

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  23. Hi William - Hope life is good with you. Love the fanlike sculpture photos today.

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  24. I love that fan-like sculpture and that bas-relief is gorgeous.

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  25. @Jan: I thought so!

    @Maywyn: that's true.

    @Laurie: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: that it is.

    @Red: it certainly is.

    @Michelle: thank you.

    @Marie: very much so.

    @Nancy: I agree.

    @Tamago: I think so!

    @Jeanie: thank you!

    @Sami: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Susie: it's good to hear from you.

    @Sharon: I agree on both counts.

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  26. That is a beautiful sculpture.

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  27. The sculpture is really beautiful, I like it.

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  28. Wonderful first photo . The Brown Curved pieces are beautiful !
    parsnip

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  29. @Janey: I thought so!

    @Marleen: it is indeed.

    @Bill: so do I.

    @Aritha: it suits me.

    @Parsnip: thank you!

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  30. Beautiful series of brown images William, Twist is fabulous as is the bas-relief in the subway station ✨

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  31. The first photo is awesome William, the others are great too, but that first one is fabulous.

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  32. Beautiful series of captures for the November theme!

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  33. Twist is a perfect choice, and it's such an interesting sculpture.

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  34. Great selections! I didn't think I liked brown much but then someone mentioned Chocolate! Yum!

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  35. Wow! Impressive interpretations of the color brown.

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  36. Well done for the Brown theme, like the sculpture.

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  37. Meme nicely played! I love the sculpture

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  38. Fabulous selection of photographs for this Brown theme.

    All the best Jan

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  39. @Grace: thank you.

    @Joanne: I think so.

    @Gemel: thank you!

    @Magiceye: thanks!

    @Kay: it really is.

    @Linda: chocolate rules.

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  40. @Eve: thank you.

    @Karl: I do too.

    @Cloudia: me too.

    @Jennifer: definitely.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Jan: thank you.

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  41. I might struggle with a brown theme but I love what you've captured!

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