Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Water's Edge



Some people don't appreciate beauty.

To see other photos on the theme of "The Water's Edge," visit the City Daily Photo bloggers' website here.

(And here is a less depressing photo I was thinking about using today . . .)


34 comments:

Julie said...

Would you please link your post to the Theme Day page on the City Daily Photo portal at http://citydailyphoto.org/index.html
Unlike the previous portal, this one does not automatically link you, but requires you to go in and enter your own details into a Linky. If you enter anything incorrectly, I will come through and fix it up for you.

Madge Bloom said...

I agree, people (some people) just don't care... it would be a lovely view otherwise... I forgot about theme day... oops!

Luis Gomez said...

Sadly Jack you are right.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done Jack, you could easily have cropped the top image, but sadly as you say, some people treat the world as their own private garbage bin..it's one of the things that make me so angry. You can still see the beauty of the area.

Janet said...

So distressing!

Lowell said...

Well, this, too is part of our urban life, but I hate that people trash the environment! Your fall colors are very striking!

Halcyon said...

I like your interpretation of "water's edge" in the first shot. The natural beauty is still there with the beautiful fall colors and reflections. It's just unfortunate that us people sometimes ruin those scenes with our junk!
Happy November! :)

Stefan Jansson said...

I try to use trash-cans. Some people seem to have a problem with that idea.

Sharon said...

I'm glad you posted the second photo, the first one is a bit sad.

Sylvia K said...

It is so sad to see what some people do to our parks and other beautiful places! What's so difficult about finding a trash can in a public place???? Great shots, Jack, and thank you for the trash-free second shot -- gives me hope!!

Kate said...

The water's edge offers a myriad of interpretation, and you chose the more unusual scene for today, but alas, it is too common in too many areas. The ducks in the second photo appreciate the environment in which they find themselves!

cieldequimper said...

I'm glad you showed the first one. It's so sad. But the trees are beautiful.

jennyfreckles said...

People dropping litter makes me so cross. I saw a chap outside my house the other morning toss his coffee cup over a fence. It was only that I was still in my nightie that stopped me running after him to remonstrate!

Karl Demetz said...

Very sad, Jack, but the autumn colorss and the reflections are really great!

RedPat said...

Thankfully it is a minority that consists of such fools but they have such an impact!

Lowell said...

Dear Jack: Ahem...please do not blame me for your jumpy eyes and frazzled nerves. Methinks those symptoms might have more to do with the "spirits" you were drinking last night! That's what methinks. :-)

LONDONLULU said...

I'm glad you decided to show that first one too. So awful what people do to trash (literally, figuratively) nature. Still a beautiful backdrop, with glorious autumn on display.

Ali Crehan said...

You managed to highlight both the beautiful and the ugly in that top shot, Jack. Nicely done.

SRQ said...

Aack! What's wrong with people?! So glad you posted both pics. I hope the duckies don't encounter any trash during their swim.

Meghan said...

Hard to believe there are still people who just toss their trash wherever. You have great fall colors though.

Michelle said...

Sad to see. What are people thinking?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I went from "oooh" to "oh" as you downloaded. Pity about the trash in such a glorious spot.

Virginia said...

Sadly we're a culture of clutter and waste. The top photos says it all.
V

Randy said...

I wonder if they would do this to their homes. Nice reflection on the first shot.

Shantaram said...

If you don't know ugliness, how would you appreciate beauty? :o

Methinks the picture drives it more starkly to us. I'm sure all of us who saw this mentally removed the trash and took in the scene.

Kay said...

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. . .pave paradise, put in a parking lot. . .[Thank you, Joni Mitchell]

Tanya said...

i absolutely despise a litterbug...beautiful capture, and i love that you kept it real.

VP said...

Hate the first one (too common here) and love the second!

Lois said...

People can be awful sometimes. The reflection is pretty though!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Really interesting your choice for the theme day. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Have a great month!

JM said...

Jack, I really appreciate the fact you have chosen the trash shot as the main photo on this day. Sadly this is a shocking worldwide reality and showing it is somehow pedagogic, if you know what I mean. Apart from that, it's a beautiful photo.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sadly they not only disregard beauty but also spoil it...
God bless you!
Cezar

CaT said...

what is that in the water?!
beehhh!

Imagebloke said...

This is pretty sad that people disrespect nature like that.