Monday, May 14, 2007

Protected field

This fire hydrant wasn’t placed at the edge of a farm field to keep the crops from burning. It’s there in advance of a subdivision of homes or a shopping center. In fact, this vacant field is adjacent to a shopping center in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I noticed the scene while sitting in my car waiting for my wife and daughters to pick up a few things. I wandered over with my camera and shot a couple of frames.

Open space is a vanishing commodity as the metroplex spreads ever outward from the city center. I guess it’s the price of being such a popular place to live and work.

Hydrant, field and sky, Algonquin, Illinois. 35mm lens and circular polarizer. 1/125 at f8, 100 ISO film. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

The little fire hydrant looks like a little fireman in his red helmet holding his arms out.
Great the primary colors!

Cedar Waxwing said...

So sad, but you know my opinion on that.

Miss Trashahassee said...

An area frequented by many neighborhood doggies, no doubt!

Miss T

P.S. Great shot!

Anonymous said...

Absoultely superb shot - really love the colours and it's one that draws you in.
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