Friday, August 01, 2008

Theme Day: Metal

Sunset View Fence

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Our monthly CDPB theme day challenge is metal. Sometimes the view and what the view is filtered through compete for attention. This is the case with the beautiful wrought ironwork of metal smith Roman Torres, whose workshop was near my college back in the day, and whose lovely fence at Victor Steinbrueck Park I always enjoy seeing as much as the bay and Olympic range beyond.

You'll enjoy seeing the creative theme interpretations in 182 other cities around the globe. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen, City of the Blue Mountains, Australia by Richard, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Piskie, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gabriola, Canada by Snapper, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Kansas City (MO), USA by Cate B, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Leipzig, Germany by weltbeschreiber, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Lynchburg (VA), USA by June, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Mashhad, Iran by Meead, Melbourne, Australia by John, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Menton, France by Jilly, Mesa (AZ), USA by Mesa Daily Photo, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Middletown (MD), USA by Bernie, Milwaukee (WI), USA by karl, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Scott, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Molfetta, Italy by saretta, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Nancy, France by yoshi, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Stephanie Craig, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Pretoria, South Africa by Sam-Ruth, Quezon City, Philippines by ann pablo, Quincy (MA), USA by slim, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Rancho Palos Verdes (CA), USA by Sarah Adams, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

42 comments:

Sally said...

Kim, your usual beautiful photo. This filigree view is superb.

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Jilly said...

Stunning, Kim. I did something similar today on Monte Carlo but I fear not in your league! That dawn or is it sunrise in the distance so makes this work. And beautiful ironwork too. Modern - nice.

alice said...

Beautiful interpretation, Kim! Amitiés depuis la France.

Rambling Round said...

So artsy! I love your theme choice.

Bibi said...

Very pretty, Kim. Love the metalwork and the sunset.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! Really gorgeous, Kim.

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! Not just the artwork, but the sky behind it! Beautifully composed!

Jim said...

I love that view through the iron.

Virginia said...

Just a stunning photo. Great depth of field. The ironwork is a showstopper.

Small City Scenes said...

I love metalwork like that. I wish I had just a little bit in my garden. MB

slim said...

Beautiful interpretation, Kim, and gorgeous fence. Thanks for sharing.

Halcyon said...

This is a beautiful photo! Excellent choice for the theme day!

Marie-Noyale said...

A beautiful combination of sunset and wrought iron. It brings warmth to the metal!
Good choice

Cate said...

Both the view and the metal handiwork are perfect together!

Abby said...

This is gorgeous, Kim!

TOG said...

When wrought ironwork is used for art, it moves me and I like it very much. But when it is used only to keep people out I'm not as happy. The wrought ironwork that I posted would be nice if it was a rarity

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a gorgeous fence! You chose a lovely background for it too.

lavenderlady said...

I think they compliment each other... lovely!

Chuck Pefley said...

Nicely done, Kim. I've always admired that fence in Steinbruck Park.

Laurie said...

Kim, this is so beautiful. What a fence! I love the warm sunset glow behind all those pretty curling iron vines.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful image, Kim. You really have a fine eye for interesting geometry and the play of light in your images.

"Louis" thanks you for your visit and your kind comments about Mme. la Vache. She's the best thing that's ever happened to "Louis!"

Mo said...

Well done. A beautiful photo.

USelaine said...

So I looked at the thumbnail and thought, 'Kim said the heck with the theme, I'm showing them this gorgeous bedspread instead!'

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful picture and interpretation of metal for theme day. Have a great weekend.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

that's a wonderful patterns of fence against the warm sky Jil. Great interpretation for the Metal Theme Day.

Felicia said...

The gate and the view - simply beautiful! I wish I could afford to have one made for my garden!

babooshka said...

Absolutely beautiful. The harsh cold metal against the hot flowing colours is superb. Excellent shot and not just for theme day.

Tash said...

Just lovely! I'm a sucker for rod iron fences and with the sunset colors, it's superb.

Katie said...

Wowza!! Stunner of a photo!

Chris said...

Lovely shot, Kim! I just love wrought iron.

BTW. . Read your post about having your photos stolen. Scares the crap out of me.

Rodney Dolorin said...

Nice shot! Great color and shadows.


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angie said...

great shot!

Rafa said...

Amazing shot, with the contrast and the colors of the sunset, really liked it!

Harry Makertia said...

Kim, I always enjoy your photography interpretation. This one is superb! Love it very much!

jill said...

I'm late getting around today, but this is a wonderful shot Kim. You caught the stunning colors perfectly behind a beautiful fence.

Anu said...

Beautiful metal art with the sunset sky in the backdrop.
Happy theme Day.

Steffe said...

Great choice. Roman Torres must be a great metal smith. Love the background colors.

Nathalie said...

Kim this is brilliant! What a beautiful, beautiful photo!!!

PJ said...

What a wonderful image -- I came here from the CDP home page where I saw it. I'm brand new to CDP so couldn't officially register for this month's theme but I love wrought iron of any kind and it is the subject of my daily post for today.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Interpretation very artistic of the theme of the month

Tori said...

Great capture of some beautiful iron work.

Becky said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. That doesn't even cover it. I really like this shot. The colours are so perfect for the outline of the ironwork. So simple and yet so incredible.