The Clearcutted Cottages

This morning, my wife rightly suggested that yesterday’s before photos aren’t enough to show just how brutal was the massacre of palms, shrubs, succulents, trees, and other green growing things before and among one of the neighborhood’s rental properties.

Compare the Featured Image to the one from the previous post. Those buildings and windows were obscured by a lush, well-tended, tropical jungle. My understanding: The pruning, and perhaps reconstruction, is planned to continue all week. That means the bearded tree to the left may also be removed.

The companion shot looks onto the property, where you can see devastation as a work in progress. By the amount of remaining debris and evidence of cutting elsewhere, you can get some sense of what a natural space for residents and local wildlife is gone.

I used Leica Q2 to capture both photos. Vitals for the main image, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, 28mm; 10:42 a.m. PDT. The other is ISO 160 and 1/125 sec, two minutes earlier. I removed building numbers in both.