The City Limits [Weekend Watch]

Photographer Dominic Boudreault captured picturesque city-scapes and rural retreats with his camera over a single year. His goal was to illustrate the duality between city and nature.  Locations include Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, New York and Chicago. The finished time-lapse video garnered nearly a million views in just over a week.

About the Project

As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth.

Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources.

Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano.

Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us.

In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.”

Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost?

Where is the city’s limit?

Technical Info

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200

Licensing

For licensing information please visit: dominicboudreault.com/licensing

Connect with Me

Website: dominicboudreault.com
Twitter: twitter.com/domboudreault
Instagram: instagram.com/dominicboudreault

Music is “Time” by Hans Zimmer

 

Rorschach Cities

Earlier, I brought-you the Colour of Cities, features Flickr mash-ups.  This week it is time to play with Goole Maps.  Rorschmap is a Google Maps mashup by James Bridle that creates kaleidoscopic views of cities and other locations from around the world.

Rorschmap of Vancouver

Vancouver

Rorschmap of PhoenixPhoenix

Rorschmap of New York CityNew York City

Rorschmap of LondonLondon, UK

Rorschmap of TorontoToronto

 

Note: The kaleidoscope works best in Safari and Chrome on Mac. Firefox and iPhones/iPads will struggle. Not sure about PCs.

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