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© Magda Beda
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Canadian Suburbia, what does it have to do with the title? Well, the new houses being built in Ontario are all starting to look like matchboxes to me. They make them so square, so boring and they all pretty much look the same, siding everywhere, and street lamps hanging in the air.

25 responses

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    Cool shot!

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    Forget the houses, this is a fantastic picture. It reminds me of a horror film where the teens all live in these kind of places. Love it!!

  • Magda Beda

    Magda Beda said (22 Feb 2008):

    Never looked at it that way Allan. But Thanks :)

  • David Ducane

    David Ducane said (22 Feb 2008):

    Great shot! Love the crispness of it. and the colors.

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    Really cool!

  • Matthew Carter

    Matthew Carter said (23 Feb 2008):

    nice lena. lets just hope the matches dont get too short and burn down the match boxes. hehe.

  • Benn Bell

    Benn Bell said (24 Feb 2008):


  • Daniel Schleith

    Daniel Schleith said (24 Feb 2008):

    i love this!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (25 Feb 2008):

    Crisp is a great word to describe this image.
    Quite nice use of the wide angle.
    I wonder what's going on behind those closed doors!

  • pawa jaz

    pawa jaz gave props (1 Mar 2008):


  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2008):

    Makes me think of the film "Blue Velvet" for som reason...good shot and title.

  • sara martin

    sara martin said (8 Mar 2008):

    I know those streets. Biking through areas like that at night is terrifying because it ends up being a twilight zone and you never actually ever get out. I gotta show you the suburbs here... they're absurd.

  • sara martin

    sara martin said (9 Mar 2008):

    It's really quite terrifying. And people cry about global warming... psh.

  • sara martin

    sara martin said (10 Mar 2008):

    Luckily, I only happened by that spot on a ride last summer. I live in a little, rusty old neighborhood with character. I promised myself I'd never live in a cookie cutter.

  • hazmil japilus

    hazmil japilus (Deleted) said (11 Mar 2008):

    yes!i love this!:)

  • robert feuille

    robert feuille gave props (12 Mar 2008):


  • Michael Brummett

    Michael Brummett gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Very well composed. This is a great shot.

  • Dani Barchana

    Dani Barchana (Deleted) said (13 Mar 2008):


  • tom healy

    tom healy (Deleted) said (27 Mar 2008):

    title suits the composition well

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (2 Apr 2008):

    Great photo, too bad about the loss of character in the newer houses. That's something I like about Utah. Doesn't seem to be happening as fast here as everywhere else ...yet ...

  • William Moore

    William Moore said (5 May 2008):

    lovely night shoot...and terrific wide angle

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 May 2008):

    Crop for the ages.

  • Arijit Chakraborty

    Arijit Chakraborty said (4 Jan 2009):

    Wonderful night shot Magda. I like the format and composition very much.

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Outstanding! Great composition and lighting!

  • aerociro

    aerociro said (28 Apr 2010):

    good shot!

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