Thursday, March 28, 2013

Over the edge

Where almost no one walks
Laval, QC
September 2012
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It's a forgettable concrete footpath in an otherwise forgettable development, the kind of landscape that countless people might walk through, but no one ever seems to take the time to pause and drink it in.

Indeed, this stretch of bad-1970s landscape design almost seems to discourage such behavior, as if it wants you to hurry anywhere else so you won't have to be here any longer than you have to.

Yet with a little sneaky-eyed composition you can find ways to make this forgettable place a little more memorable. Looking at this shot, I feel like I almost want to return here. Almost.

Your turn: Do you take the time to enjoy the ordinary places around us? Got an example of one?


Mike Wood said...

the soft focus of memory, Carmi?

Carmi Levy said...

Right on, Mike. I loved the softness of this scene the instant I shot it.