This last photo is on the Saint Clair river in Michigan. The river splits in the middle one side belonging to America the other to Canada. This is the view of the houses on the American side as the storm clouds rolled in, I took this photo shortly before the US Coast Guard issued a lighting advisory an we we back to the docks.
I feel this view sums up America quite nicely, picture perfect houses in a perfect line with million dollar views of the river, manicured lawns held back from the river by a steel wall insuring the houses safety from the waves and making it easier to build river front property. Yet all is not as it seems, the steel wall intensifies the river flow along it making swimming impossible on this shore, it also does not absorb the waves very well. When winds or a boat throw a wake upon the wall, instead of being absorbed by the natural banks of the river and becoming wave on the sand they are forcefully reflected back causing boats to rock a second time. First by the original swell, then again by the water being reflected back. Its a beautiful use of technology allowing development upon the shore and longevity of the houses where taken into consideration, but it has potentially dangerous effects for those close to it on the water.
I don't know maybe I read to much into it, maybe we should test out the comments section on this web page and you can tell me if I'm crazy for over analyzing or if you agree or not! Or tell me which edit is your favorite! Or tell me I suck a photoshop to which I'll reply, "cool story bro".