Today's photo features Holliday Circle, a very different angle and view of yesterday's subject. The above photo has a picture of Greensboro's namesake, Nathanael Greene with the statue facing the camera. It features Holliday Circle with a Guilford County Schools school bus navigating the traffic circle. The Holliday Circle sign situates the photograph at the corner of Greene and McGee Streets. However, it just doesn't capture the spirit or beauty of Greensboro. Today's photo was taken from the fire escape of the building of the Cemala Foundation on Greene Street. Given the subject matter, you would think it should be a compelling photo; however, the photo is too cluttered and lacks the range from dark to light of yesterday's photo. The sky and Jefferson Standard building are missing in today's photo. Also lacking is a focal point.
Some of GDP's readers prefer the written text and don't pay much attention to the photos. Others enjoy the photography and don't spend much time reading the text. Some like both equally. We have been accused of making Greensboro look and sound even more beautiful than it is. Journalists and photographers create mood by selecting the pictures and writing the text they want and leaving the rest in the digital trash. As bloggers we all aspire to more posts like today's and prefer erring on the side of beauty. Regardless, we're forever grateful that you are there for the gamut.