Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Oarsman ~ Rowing Man Sculpture

The Oarsman, having spent years rowing, has remained in the same spot. I wouldn't say he's gone nowhere though . . . . as he sits in downtown Knoxville . . . . and that's somewhere!


Tanya said...

What a great sculpture to have right in the middle of town! How was your weekend? :)

Hope said...

Hi Tanya,
Our weekend was great...beautiful weather and fun times at a cookout/birthday party after church yesterday! We also went to a cool place to eat on Saturday...I will post a couple of photos from there in the next 2 days!

I hope your weekend was a good one, too! Isn't this fall weather great!

Nathalie said...

Sinking boat??? LOL

Great sculpture though, and your self-portrait with daughter is a gem.

Kitty said...

very cute!
This sculpture is clever but I can see someone tripping on it, too (I'm an architect and we think about such things).

I enjoy clever things like this. It makes you think a little. :-)

Marcel said...

I think this a cool sculpture! And, I very much like the self portrait.

Knoxville Girl said...

Do you remember when they used to put a Santa cap on him at Christmas? I think they stopped because it kept getting stolen (someone in Knoxville must have a very. big. head.)

Hope said...

Knoxville Girl...a Santa Hat! Now that's perfect. I was never lucky enough to see that.

JM said...

That is a great sculpture! Very original and cool, even though the poor man seems to be sinking... :-)

Petrea said...

What an interesting sculpture. How big is it? Seems huge from here!

Eric Salsbery said...

Very nice shot...
I like it.

D.C. Confidential said...

Cool sculpture! Very reminiscent of "The Awakening."

Hope said...

Petrea....this sculpture is large! My 4 year-old daughter was with me with I shot this photo. At one point she was playing around the sculpture, and I noticed her head was just at the level of the man's shirt collar. My daughter is approximately 42 inches tall.

Sorry I don't have more exact measurements. I often use my kids as yardsticks! LOL!

Hilda said...

What a fun sculpture! I really enjoy these witty sculptures.

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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