It's a Whatchamacallit by AuntDot

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/40s, f/4.5, ISO 125, focal length 11.2mm; 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. A little bit of tuning brought out all these colors. I can honestly say this “art” stinks!

FEATURED in Withered, Feb. 10, 2013


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

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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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 1 year ago

    love the word, my mother-in-law use to use it allllll the time..and I guess that is what you would call this while I am laughing..hehe…good name..gee Dot isn’t the best or your work sorry to say…I am only teasing you…lets see if I can see the beauty in this…its amazing how rust comes through, how all those pices of steel were made and invented…I think about things like that sometimes..
    its fun cute..

  • Sherri, you crack me up! I can’t find any beauty in this, and it sure did smell, but I though it was pretty interesting and complicated anyway. Thanks for making me laugh, and yes, I think about things like that, too. Who sat around and figured out all these crazy connections? I need some pretty spring flowers to shoot soon!!!

    – AuntDot

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 1 year ago

    speak ing of laughing,,,as I am writing I am laughing thank you laugh and yes I think flowers would wonderful..hehe..we need to laugh and be silly right…:):)

  • Laughing is always good, Sherri. I remember reading that laughter is exercise for your insides. LOL

    – AuntDot

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    HMMMM I think my Mum had one of these Dot always wondered what it was called, now I know LOL a great image

  • Yep, my folks had lots of watchamacallits, but no two were alike! Thanks, Malcolm!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    10.2.2013 @ 10.20 am

    Well noticed and look at all the rust.

  • Thanks, Karen. Rust is good!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    nice shot and detail

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Well, it’s certainly colorful, whatever it is! Terrific detail, Dot!

  • Thanks Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 1 year ago

  • Oh, I can’t believe it! Thanks so much for featuring this! :-))

    – AuntDot

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Good capture Tante Dot :-)

  • Thank you, John!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 1 year ago

    Ha Ha, great title and image, you sure have a great eye. fav.

  • Thanks, Rosie. I can’t believe I took a picture at the garbage dump. I guess all those little local dumpster pictures were good practice! LOL

    – AuntDot

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