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Dec 13, 2011 01:02 |  #1

Hey folks!

I've really enjoyed the Urban Photography threads about city streets and scenes! I know that when I can get to a downtown area, I'm packing kit and looking for shots!

But, here's my situation: I live in the outskirts of a middle-size town that is itself on the outskirts of the metropolitan area of Portland, OR. In other words, I live in the suburbs!!

Now, it's always been a fairly simple matter to hop into my car and drive to my little downtown or a bit more to get to downtown Portland, maybe drive to a Park and Ride and hop on the LightRail, or maybe find a downtown parking garage, but all quite doable.

But, as some of you may be aware of, a beloved family member wrecked my Honda, the insurance didn't cover replacing it, and at this point in life I can't afford to replace it!

So, maybe some of you have seen the thread I started, Bikography -- The Biking Photog In Action! Well, that sums up my current transportation for my photography, except for the infrequent occasions when I'll make extensive use of public transportation to get, say, to downtown Portland.

Well, today I did an outing, my 5DC with the 24-105 in my backpack, and as I was in the process of all this I was thinking: as of recent, my outings have been out and about the suburbs, not the downtown urban shooting I've been used to!

It's a totally different type of atmosphere and shooting and subjects! Like today, it started with Fall colors:

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A strange suburban scene:

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A freeway overpass:

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And an urban-suburban business establishment:

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Now, nothing dramatic there, just an hour or two out with a camera, but the thing that struck me is that we have a different range of subject matter here, and so often we suburbanites are so glued to our cars as we go "places" that we never stop to smell the roses:

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And sometimes you see things in the suburbs that could make you just stop and look, if you weren't glued into that car:

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So, in the past (before my biking days) I'd go out occasionaly for "walkabouts" and get some of these kind of shots, but now I guess it's gotten more "meaning" for me...

Anyway, I hope this thread can be an encouragement to you suburban-dwellers out there! Get out, smell the roses, and take photos and post theme here! Whoo-Hoo!

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Dec 13, 2011 04:53 |  #2

It's like they've stored up wood for the apocalypse... I wonder how much water they have.

Love the bicycle shot, btw.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 14:02 |  #3

kiss-o-matic wrote in post #13536941 (external link)
It's like they've stored up wood for the apocalypse... I wonder how much water they have.

Love the bicycle shot, btw.

Heh! I don't know what the wood was for!

The suburbs are also a good place to get car shots:

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Dec 15, 2011 11:48 |  #4

More suburbia!

Suburban cookery:

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Suburban wildlife:

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Suburban scenery:

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Suburban plantlife:

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Suburban art:

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Dec 15, 2011 13:08 |  #5

Any other suburbanites out there with pics to share?

Suburban transportation:

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Dec 18, 2011 13:37 |  #6

Another Suburban outing:

Suburban church and tree:

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Suburban street and tree:

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Suburban bell-ringer:

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Dec 18, 2011 13:54 |  #7

It's great to see the the suburban jungle in new way.
These two were taken in Lacey, Washington, a suburb of Olympia.

The parking lot in a shopping complex.

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Behind a grocery store strip mall. This is exactly how I found it.

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Dec 18, 2011 14:16 |  #8

Hey, Marlene, welcome aboard! It's nice that wew have two "complementing" threads!

Too bad you moved so far away -- we had a couple nice meetups out here, didn't we:)?


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Dec 18, 2011 14:21 |  #9

OK, another stab at my "Suburban wildlife":

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Dec 18, 2011 14:39 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #10

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Dec 18, 2011 16:04 |  #11

Heh! With the dog, how long did the hot dogs last:)?


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Dec 18, 2011 16:52 |  #12

tonylong wrote in post #13564335 (external link)
Heh! With the dog, how long did the hot dogs last:)?

We got to him before he got to them. ;)




  
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Dec 20, 2011 13:50 as a reply to  @ oldvultureface's post |  #13

Athens, Olympic village.
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Dec 20, 2011 14:17 |  #14

Cool!

Suburban scenes:

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