Theme Days

February Gallery – Virtue

The CDP theme for February is virtue. As I began to prepare the announcement I realized how hard a concept this may be to represent in a photo. Combing 9 or 10 years of my archives found only a few possibilities. Maybe I’m just not drawn to the light side of the force. Under the circumstances, I’m leaving the Linky open longer than usual, from January 25 to February 5. The example here is a dose of spirituality found on a taxi in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

January Gallery – Photo Of The Year

As is our custom, the City Daily Photo theme for January is Photo Of The Year. The members posted thousands of picture in 2022. Which is their very best? This is one of my favorites from my year’s archive, an overview of the spectacular new mirrored overlook at The Summit in Manhattan. To give everyone time to review their work, the Linky will be open from December 30, 2022 to January 4, 2023.

December Gallery – Luxury

Louis Vuitton store, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California.

The CDP theme for December 2022, is luxury. This may mean expensive stuff, cars, jewelry, oligarchs’ yachts. something that most people cannot obtain. But is can also involve experiences that are unique or hard to reach. Buddha, Jesus, etc. may not approve but CDP members have ways of finding something very special for themselves.


The CDP theme for November, 2022, is soft. We might first think of something soft to touch, like a stuffed animal or a delicate flower. However, something can be visually soft, as in the example here. If you are really creative, can you  make a visual image of a soft sound?The Linky is open now through November 3.


The City Daily Photo October theme is rest, sleep or relaxation. Although you can tell from the pictures that CDP members are on the go, everyone needs to chill out once in awhile. After all, we need to keep out right index fingers supple and ready to go. Sometimes just a catnap will do. The Linky will be open from September 28 to October 5.

July Theme Day: Transparent

The City Daily Photo July theme is Transparent. This one is a challenge. What can we see through that we can still see in a photograph? As an example, I keep a crystal ball on my desk. The bottom has an inscription by the artist Jenny Holzer that says THE FUTURE IS STUPID. Underneath is a Chinese 10 yuan note I kept as a souvenir and, you know, just in case. What can our members see and see through? The Linky is open from June 25 to July 4.

June Theme Day – The Road

We’ve all been on them, long or short. Roads may take us where we want to go or someplace completely unexpected. Each of us finds our own road through life. The barren highway in the Argentine Andes pictured above will take you to Chile, if that’s your destination. This month City Daily Photo members show us where they have been or their journey’s end.

May Theme Day – Shadows

The CDP theme day for May 1, 2022, is Shadows. They hide from the sun, yet they move. They may be hard, even harsh, created by a spotlight in a dim room. They may be ephemeral, cast from the glow of a flickering candle. Where do light and dark meet in your city? The Linky is open from April 28 to May 4, 2022.