Three Line Tales – Urban Sprawl

Loving decor in Soho

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Two of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 103: a sanitation van in front of pink graffitiphoto by Hans Vivek via Unsplash

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Pink Bears, loving all,
Gracing the bleak urban wall.
Grafitti police?

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Time for a Peek!

A peek back in history

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Peek.  A bit of an interesting theme, as it allows us to take it into many directions.

The image that I decided on for this post is one from last weekend’s outing to Oxbow For my first image in a series for this week (yes, I thought of several already 🙂 ), we’re taking a peek down a quintessential street in the lovely town of Volterra in the province of Tuscany in Italy.  The added bonus in this image is the gentleman in the lower right of the image, who is also taking a peek down the street.

Take a breath of the atmosphere in Volterra…

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Streets of Volterra

As you see, these streets are just filled with old World charm, taking us back through the centuries and leaving us to imagine all that has occurred here.

Hope you enjoyed this look back and have a wonderful day!

Changing Times

Urban decay at its finest

One of the types of scenery that I enjoy photographing is the changeing urban landscape, particularly when it shows the changes across the ages.  In New England one of the most significant developments during the Industrial Revolution is the establishment of cotton and other mills throughout most of the area.  In many towns, you’ll see the remnants of this time in mull buildings that are sprawling next to a pond or a power canal.

Luckily, a lot of these buildings have been restored and repurposed for modern usage, be it manufacturing, office space, living areas and many other uses.  These buildings are great to behold, but there are also those that have not found new use, such as this one here…

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Powers Street Decay

This mill was in a state of being demolished, when I photographed it.  Its location was right on Powers Street in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.  The street name indicates that it was right next to the power canal; in many towns a canal was dug to redirect river water and harness its power for industry.

The treatment for this image was to push it a bit toward the grunge side of life through HDR processing.

Hope you enjoy!

Technical Details

This image was captured using a Canon EOS 5S Mk II and a EF 17-40mm f/4L lens.  A series of 5 exposures was taken and combined using Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft.