Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 800, focal length 37.2mm; AUTO setting

As my husband emptied the trash at the recycling center, I noticed from the car window this complicated looking structure where the compactor and the trailer were connected, so out came the camera. I can honestly say this “art” stinks, just like its companion piece It’s a Watchamacallit!

FEATURED in This, That, and the Other Thing, July 8, 2013
FEATURED in Time Worn, April 26, 2013


garbage, metal, connector, trash compactor, garbage truck, garbage bin, clamp, clamps, nuts and bolts, rust, turnbuckle, hinge, machinery, weathered, withered

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 1 year ago

    Terrific Find!

  • Thanks much, Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • Charldia
    Charldiaabout 1 year ago

    Great shot

  • Thanks much, Char!

    – AuntDot

  • seeya
    seeyaabout 1 year ago

    Ahhhhhh, rust and a screw and thread and a cog along with beautiful color….a girl photographer’s dream! Well done, Dot! Sandy

  • Love your enthusiasm, Sandy. It’s just a smelly part of the garbage facility, but I guess the colors make it a little “girly”…LOL

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Nice still my friend ! Well done ! Hugs

  • Thanks Tom!

    – AuntDot

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 1 year ago

    So pleased you had the presence of mind to capture it a great find

  • Thank you, Malcolm. Very kind of you.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    You hang out in the coolest places….good one Dot!!

  • LOL You wouldn’t want to hang out there too long…too smelly!

    – AuntDot

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 1 year ago

    quite the screw and gears for sure! i love old, or new ;-) , equipment like this

  • Thank you, Dave. You never know what you might find at the garbage/recycling center!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 1 year ago

    Great find and capture.

  • Thanks, Rosie!

    – AuntDot

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
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  • Thanks Pamela!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 1 year ago

    Great metal colour and grease and rust

  • Pretty icky, isn’t it! Thanks Karen!

    – AuntDot

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