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Old May 9, 2011, 8:42 AM   #1
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Default May Monthly challenge: The City

We are going to do something different this month. The topic is "The City." Since some of us may not live near a city and wouldn't have been in one for the last 90 days we will allow shots from the entire past year. Instead of 90 days, its the past 365 days. Otherwise the rules are the same with only Pentax/Samsung equipment. Happy shooting or archive hunting!
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Thanks for the one year rule. We live in town of 3,500, but I will come with something.
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great topic! I am sure I can get some nice pictures!
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Actually, I was thinking that "city" was actually a difficult topic, and I work next to a high-rise area. I may decide to photograph a different city instead. Or one that's not really real? Hmmm, may have to think about this...
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Actually, I was thinking that "city" was actually a difficult topic, and I work next to a high-rise area. I may decide to photograph a different city instead. Or one that's not really real? Hmmm, may have to think about this...
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Default Busy skies over the city

In a city with about 10 major airports (commercial and military) in and around it, the skies are never empty. When conditions are right, contrails fill the sky, and stand out to the best effect at sunrise and sunset, but the view is never unobstructed due to the urban clutter. Not the greatest picture, but it makes the point (taken at sunset).

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While at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in March there was a "City" sculpture - all stainless steel pots, pans, maybe even a chaffing dish. The artist did show some restraint, he did not throw in the kitchen sink.



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Very cool, Jim!

Penolta - We see contrails fairly often also. But not tonight - I'm watching my trees fill up with snow.
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Very cool, Jim!

Penolta - We see contrails fairly often also. But not tonight - I'm watching my trees fill up with snow.
SNOW!!! Well now I don't feel so bad about the still-freezing temperatures up here.
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Living in a town of about 2500 people, I don't get into the city very often. But last week I attended a meeting in Lowell, Massachusetts, a city that in the 1800s many Vermonters migrated to in search of jobs in the textile mills. Lowell fell upon very hard times in the late 1900s after all the mills closed. The city is now re-inventing itself, helped in part by the designation of the Lowell national Historical park, which documents the remarkable history of the textile mills and the conditions the workers were subjected to.

I was really struck by the cupola, smokestack, tower, and chimney all clustered together, as well as the seemingly endless rows of windows in the mill building. It's not apparent from this view, but there is still a canal at the base of the building; the canals supplied water power for all of Lowell's mills.
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