It was Christmas afternoon, and I was wandering in the Rainbow Harbor area of Long Beach, California. Some kind of metal pipe device (perhaps a hydrant meant to be used by firefighters) suddenly caught my eye. I surmise that the blue corrosion is a result of constant exposure to salt air. It was a fun device to explore with my macro lens. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/100 sec., ISO 640, open shade)

Featured in Art in Math (16 February 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 3 years ago

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...about 3 years ago

    Cool image Celeste!

  • Thanks very much, Elizabeth!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 3 years ago

    Such a different world through the macro lens…..I love this….

  • Thanks, Thomas! It’s true that a macro lens is an opening to a different world!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Well seen and captured! Wonderful!

  • Thanks very much, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Eden R. Knizacky
    Eden R. Knizackyabout 3 years ago

    Neat shot Celeste :)

  • Thank you, Eden! It was a fun find.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    Oh I love shots like these and how unusual the blue is . . .x

  • Thanks, Teresa! I saw the metallic gleam of the entire device first, but I knew I had to explore with my lens when I spotted the blue.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago
  • Thank you very much for the feature – a very pleasant surprise!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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