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Neighborhood Cruise

Neighborhood Cruise
Photograph by Sarah Leen

Blissfully free from bumper-to-bumper tie-ups, Tori Carman and Olivia Jeffery cruise down their cul-de-sac in Alpharetta, Georgia, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Atlanta. Developments like this one, with their acres of single-family homes that are miles from the nearest retail strip, drive opponents of sprawl crazy. But Kim Jeffery, Olivia’s mom, says seclusion was the whole point. “We wanted to live on a cul-de-sac,” she says, “so the kids could ride their bikes and scooters and play out front.”



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 24mm Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Sun
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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