Truth In Advertising

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 22 November 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Words do no justice!!! Awesome and gripping piece here, Rick!! The Truth is dramatic!!! A scary image but SO VERY truth\ful....Thank You... Really well done sir.

22 Nov 2017 5:20am

@Denny Jump: Thank you very much, Denny. I am a true lover of nature, especially the trees. Watching my city grow like some kind of renegade developer's fantasy, devouring our urban forest in the process, makes me puke.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a strong statement this makes . . clearly lost on the perpetrators.

22 Nov 2017 6:57am

@Ronnie 2¢: I love your choice of the word "perpetrators". Apt !

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Et oui la nature diminue de jour en jour pour laisser place au béton !

22 Nov 2017 9:38am

@Martine Libouton: "Make way for concrete" would be a far more truthful slogan for companies like this one!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

They certainly know how to crap on their own doorstep. Well documented

22 Nov 2017 11:02am

@grouser: I often see large advertisements painted on the fencing perimeters of large scale developments, depicting happy hipsters with loads of disposable income as they move through a lush tableaux of trees, flowers, retail shops... then I look up over the ad and see nothing but gigantic homogenous towers built not to last or make an aesthetic impression, but to fill select bank accounts. Puke-worthy. Thanks for the comment, mister g.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Very strong !!

22 Nov 2017 12:44pm

@Mhelene: I was hoping so; thank you!

Gérard from Allauch, France

Yes indeed! Good personal reflexion

22 Nov 2017 1:15pm

@Gérard: You can feel my indignation, I think. Thanks very much.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Clever title! Seeing the sawn off tree trunk adds a feeling of grief.

22 Nov 2017 1:22pm

@Ruthiebear: Another very appropriate descriptive word: "grief"... thanks, Ruthie.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A said state of developing when tree preservation is not mandated. This speaks volumes!

22 Nov 2017 1:24pm

@Steven: One of the mitigating realities for me as a "small town guy" living in Toronto was always the amount of trees we have here. Each and every one that gets chopped down for no other reason than "development" is a scar on the landscape and psyche. Thanks, Steven.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe ces deux plans

22 Nov 2017 2:56pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup.

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture that makes a very strong statement. Right on target!

22 Nov 2017 3:53pm

@Don: That was my hope; thanks very much.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I know how much you like the nature Rick, and how much that has to hurt you to see the city devouring the nature, the trees, and invading the territory ! Especially to make so bad constuctions ! I agree with you ! well seen and framed !

22 Nov 2017 5:06pm

@Anna Cherer: An excellent comment, thank you. I do love things about my city, of course, but this out of control and reckless growth is not one of them. Luckily I get to live half the time in Elora, a two hundred year old stone village on a river with a deep beautiful gorge, where heritage and nature are appreciated.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Development has many costs for the environment. A sobering prediction I heard recently is that the population of the planet could increase by 50 percent in coming decades. Where will all these people go?

22 Nov 2017 5:15pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks for the concise comment, Steve. I guess the inevitable "solution" for this booming global population will be an even more intense concentration within the cities. Density to the max.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, DOF, colors & lights!

22 Nov 2017 8:24pm

@omid: Thanks very much.

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

big city life!

22 Nov 2017 8:32pm

@Olivier: Indeed!

Irene from San Francisco, United States

A shame to see, new structures going up. I like big cities, but, this is ridiculous. We have the same thing in San Francisco. I was taking with a friend who lives in New York City, same thing there.

23 Nov 2017 2:38am