Willing to

Inch one’s way

Loosely through

Ladles of



Meters run out as

Suburbia worries,

Believing the


Reaches an end,

Revolving like doors

Only out

Unless in,


Holed up in bare

Sallow soupy flesh

by John Burroughs
a.k.a. Jesus Crisis

25 comments on “Suburbia..”

  1. Interesting shot, very creative, love the colour, great shot!

  2. très belle image

  3. Une photo étonnante et vraiment ravissante.

  4. une belle mise en cage !

  5. Yeh, I remember when we moved from the inner city to the burbs. I was in 7th grade, happy as a lark and we moved. Nice house and I hated the new school and never adjusted. It’s one of those dividers in my life. Your photo is a good picture of how I felt…I still feel it.

  6. Interesting shot

  7. original shot

  8. Nice one Elaine. Somehow I have to agree with sherri, the sometimes caged effect of living in the suburbs can give you. It’s a dream, its close, but sometimes it can also make you feel caged. Mortages, responsibility, family, expectations.

  9. Nice metaphore of human being : we would like to do or to get something, but you cannot, you have to negotiate with yourself. We all have our own jail, except when we are dreaming (or making photos (;)) I like a lot this image. SwissCharles

  10. I love the colours in this image and a very creative idea to show the world outside through what I imagine is a screen of some description, lovely bokeh and light Elaine, well done my friend!

  11. Not a fan of the suburbs as I do tend to feel rather closed in and disconnected, but I suppose in some ways there is also a ‘safety net’ feel for others. I guess it’s all to do with choice. Great shot Elaine! The depth of field is perfect!

  12. Terrific focus on the grating, blurring the suburbs.

  13. On the outside looking in….? Some want to be part of the system, while others are happy to be away from the suburbs.

  14. Wonderful shot, but can I go outside and play now.

  15. Quite symbolic!

  16. Interesting shot, well seem & taken

  17. I agree with Terry and Sumedh!Good work!

  18. Great shot through the mesh! nice work.

  19. I never thought of a screen being like prison bars but that is what this image makes me think of. Really nice job and great idea!

  20. john burroughs aka jesus christ? lol.. i’ll google him later.. 😀 seems like you’re trapped at home.. a prisoner in suburbia.. 🙂

  21. Very deep narrative, excellent image. To me it reminds me of the song by Creed – My Own Prison. Like your thought provocative images.

  22. Creative and thought provoking… I like it 🙂 Like the blurred outside too, like its something there, but not all is clear enough to make out what it is…

  23. Great compo and gorgeous green!

  24. Very creative. It’s interesting because it’s easier to see the background when the image is smaller.

  25. creative indeed! just beautiful lighting and color here — the screen makes for an extremely captivating visual image and frame! bravo!!

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