matt By: matt

somerville puddle just after sunset

nearly every street in somerville looks like this - rows of densly packed, simple, wooden multi-family houses from 1890-1920. This is how we fit 77,478 people into less than 4 square miles (making Somerville the 5th densist city in America).

  • Leela.a 8y

    Awesome, Matt!
  • Bill Lester PRO 8y

    Awesome shot! My street looks just like this!
  • Mitra Farmand PRO 8y

    Wow, gorgeous!
    Hooray for density!
  • ksvrbrg PRO 8y

    what a fantastic picture, very nice
  • Rodolfo Flores 8y

    Love it! Is this Woody's point of view?
  • matt 8y

    thanks everyone! I suppose there's a big mismatch between the caption (the photo i was trying to take) and what seems to have caught your attention in the photo. For balance, next time I see a long puddle reflecting a full block of Somerville multi-families, i'll have to caption it with something about how cool lightstreams are. ;-)

    Stephan: can you believe that I actually desaturated this, significantly, before upload? The light was fantastic.

    Fuffer: love to see that Somerville spirit - didn't you always know we were denser than those know-it-all Cantabrigians?! We're not far behind NYC in fact.

    Turbo: Thanks; yes, I suppose this is Woody's view on the world, if he was crouched down a little bit...
  • Chris PRO 8y

    Terrific shot Matt. Took me a while to realize the perspective you took this from.
  • Aurélien Baroiller 8y

    Magnifique ... j'adore !
  • Katherine Hala 8y

    The details are incredibly crisp! It's beautiful.
  • Stephan PRO 8y

    The little digital cameras in auto, they like to bump up the sensitivities in the night shooting, boost the colours and the contrast. I have had to do the same with some photos.
  • Kate Mereand-Sinha 8y

    A perspective I don't see every day. Rich colors, nice.
  • kisses are a better fate than wisdom 8y

    outstanding!
  • raspdeep 8y

    Great shot
  • Francesco Pallante 8y

    Uno scatto eccellente!
  • Marc Belanger 8y

    Amazing shot! Looks like a giant canyon
  • WBUR Boston's NPR News Station PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Listener Photo Project, WBUR, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Gooooder PRO 7y

    awesome shot
  • Erik Betti PRO 7y

    that's a great shot! props that it's only a few blocks from where i live ... :)

    the joys of crappy plaster and lath ...
  • Ryan PRO 7y

    I'll be moving to Somerville in 2 weeks. :)
  • lindsay 6y

    this photo is beautiful.
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Taken on August 10, 2007
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