Monday, August 4, 2008

Photo within a photo: Extreme Makeover (part 1)

Several of our neighbors have been remodeling their homes this summer. That would be nice, I think as I admire their inviting front porch and the new outline of their roof--not the work or the expense, of course, just the change. But I'm far too underpaid, overworked, and unskilled to join the neighborhood push for more curb appeal.

And so, using my resources as a photographer (in this case, just an inexpensive point-and-shoot digital camera), I decided to do a little remodeling project of my own, one that I'll call "Extreme Makeover: Provo/Orem Edition." This might give you some more "photo within a photo" ideas.

It's safe to say that most of the time I'd rather be in Paris. But what if I could bring Paris here?

The bus stops would become metro stations.

The local park/field would have all the trappings of the Jardin du Luxembourg.

The hideous unfinished construction monstrosity on State Street would turn into something Haussmann might appreciate.

My street would become a cobblestone-paved pedestrian walkway lined with great shops and even better food.

And our front yard might be a bit more formal.

There are a few more things I'd make over. Part 2 will be coming soon.

Until then, I'm still waiting for that daring first person to tackle the photo within a photo challenge. It can be a lot of fun.