Sunday, March 29, 2009

SundayStills - landscape

Let's face it, the landscape isn't very lush at this time of year.
Dull, muddy browns and greys abound.



And, unfortunately, this is also a part of the landscape around here

It's a bit hard to see in this light, but that is the lake beyond.
The waterfront parkland will soon be filled in with another huge 9 storey condo building.
Sigh.

39 comments:

  1. Great shots...the landscape is pretty drab around here these days, isn't it?! :) Wonderful submissions this week!

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  2. It is drab and raining in RI today too...you still managed to capture some nice photos!...It always depresses me about the development going on everywhere too..especially along waterways that everyone should be able to enjoy...

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  3. Andrea: it was indeed a challenge.

    Oliag: thank you. I feel a little more depressed every time one of these signs go up.

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  4. rain should end for a couple days here today - I'm trying to think of someplace new to take pictures

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  5. I think you did great for the drab landscapes you have. I have that about the condos. It's like the ranches getting cut up around here with 5 acre home sites. Just sad.

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  6. Oh, I hate to hear about the high rises. That's a shame.

    We are just now coming into really green landscape.

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  7. Char: We are finally getting some rain today - so some green will follow!

    The Wife: Sad and Angry. Thanks, I'll revisit the same spots in 3 moinths to show the difference.

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  8. Citizen: and I feel for the people across the street who lose their view.

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  9. It's a shame when everything is turned into a development. How do we stop these people? Nature is at the loosing end and so are beautiful spots and views and trees that need to get cut down. The same thing happens over here.

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  10. Irene: and no one is happy about it, except the developers and the people who move in, never thinking about what has been lost.

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  11. It's a toss up as to what is more depressing; the snow out my window, or the prospect of a high rise out your window!

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  12. It's dull & grey here in NY also.
    We should be seeing color within the next month..Ü
    Marie

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  13. Well, I can just imagine how beautiful it is there in the summer! Nicely done~~

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  14. Shirley: oh, but the snow does eventually go away!

    Marie: I hope so, can't wait.

    gtyyup: it does get better.

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  15. We are just beginning to green up here, the starkness of your pictures was still nice.

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  16. Same issues at the Antwerp riverbanks:
    rich and powerful developers are busy making sure
    the waterfront is currently being filled in with huge condo buildings.

    Antwerp's city slogan reads "This town belongs to everyone",
    provided "everyone" has large amounts of cash...

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  17. It's good when a bit of colour starts to appear to drown out the dullness of winter months.

    CJ xx

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  18. Nice, We'll redo this challenge in July...:-)

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  19. Yea, more condos. Just what the world needs :) Great shots even if the weather isn't cooperating.

    Mine is up over at my photo blog.

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  20. bummer that a 9 story building will be taking over the landscape soon! I like your first shot though, grey and brown and all!

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  21. WhimsybyMari: thanks, they turned out better than I thought they would.
    (BTW, I'mhaving trouble getting into your blog to see yours.)

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  22. Peter: I do wonder where some of this vision comes from. Then again, I think it must all be money driven.

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  23. Crystal: oh, please come soon, colour - we miss you!

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  24. Ed: There you go - one less challenge to come up with!

    Flo: Thanks, we all suffer from them don't we? I like that idea of no higher than a coconut tree! Too bad it went with the developers money, too.

    J9: just wait til July, then!

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  25. who the hell buys all those condos?

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  26. I bet the location of your photo will just beautiful in a few weeks. I really like the angle of the photo.

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  27. I think you did great! We haad the same trouble here with color in landscapes..until this week..I got lucky! LOL

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  28. I think you did great! We haad the same trouble here with color in landscapes..until this week..I got lucky! LOL

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  29. Jazz: I don't know, but they will all be sold to people who I don't like already.

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  30. Kelly: thanks, I was up on another bridge looking down on the roadway with another walkway beneath that. It was a long way down!

    Rachel: I just wandered over to see - GREEN! yay!

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  31. The first photo is excellent..even if it is a bit grey and brown..green is sure to follow soon:)

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  32. Your snow is gone though which is great we still have quite a bit. Sad that that view should be cluttered by condos or whatever.

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  33. The first one is very interesting!

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  34. It's amazing the stories a photo can tell, first off by sight and secondly from the person behind the lens. Great shots!

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  35. I find it depressing when they fill in a beautiful spot with a high rise too!!! But you have taken some great shots!!

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  36. Vic Grace: though, at the moment almost anything would be better than that litter cluttered, fenced off wasteland.

    CTG: I had to climb a lot of stairs to get it, so glad you like!

    Sara: what a thought-provoking insight. thank you!

    Jen Mo: I'm trying to get several 'before' and 'after' shots of locations undergoing change.

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  37. Love the bridge shot. I think our dull tones adds to the feel of the season.

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  38. Pete: thanks ... some days I feel the same.

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