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I spotted a row of brightly painted garbage bins outside a primary school in Sydney – this was my favorite in the line up. The kids had painted the bins with their own designs … they are all peeling and a bit knocked around, but some of the designs are really great. The paintings all have a wonderfully joyful sense to them, full of color and life. I nearly got run over crouching down in the road taking this photo. Sold 8×12 print to friends for their first child’s bedroom

I love macro abstract work of rejected and neglected items in our society, especially rusty old dumpsters (skips) around the back of buildings, battered boats up on dry dock, rotting wood, bark of trees, and so on. Im fascinated by the color and texture that appears with a macro lens. I do almost no post-processing after taking the shot.

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  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 6 years ago

    Wonderful image Marguerite!!!!

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Thanks Sharon!

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...over 6 years ago

    I love the way the paint is peeling away – creates a wonderful sense of fragility and time. Well worth getting nearly run over for this gem.

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Thanks Geoff. Amazing how you can improve a plain old trash bin and make it a work of art for someone to photograph!!

  • ChubbyGungan
    ChubbyGunganover 6 years ago

    wow, what an amazing shot – there’s beauty everywhere, don’t you think? This would have been a great shot for Bubble Jeopardy – sorry if you already know of this group :D

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Thanks, and yes I could have put it into Jeopardy if I had thought of it! I doubt anyone would have guessed it was a garbage bin!!

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonover 6 years ago

    Great capture, isn’t it amazing what we see, and how much we miss.

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Thanks again Wayne for your kind comments. Photography has taught me to “open my eyes” I must say!

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    another great find and capture
    i see the movement of an elegant woman gently and gracefullly crossing from right to left

  • the beauty of art is that you can see many things in the same piece. I was proud of finding this though – a trash bin no less!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 5 years ago

    Nice spotted Marguerite. Good work!


  • thanks Deb for your visit and comment

    – Marguerite Foxon

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