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In Plain View: The novelty of a construction site


I came across a rarity in my neighborhood the other day—an actual working construction site. I say it’s a rarity, because construction was one of the big victims of the Recession. But this site appeared to be healthy—thriving, even.

My eye for figuring out what framing is going to be in completely untrained, but if I had to guess, I’d say these planks are the outline of some kind of high-density housing—a condo complex, or maybe apartments.

When you come upon a novelty, there aren’t a lot of options other than grabbing the camera and trying to capture the image. So that’s exactly what I did.

Because the construction site comes right out to the sidewalk, there’s a (somewhat) protected pedestrian area. For many passing by, it’s just another obstacle on the way to wherever there going. I saw it as a challenge to capture some new angles.