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Steps in the Federation Building, Melbourne Australia, made from granite from central Australia. Each slab is different and full of color … I could tell people thought I was crazy, down on my hands and knees photographing these as they tramped up and down and around me, wondering what on earth I was taking a photo of. But each slab has fantastic patterns and colors. Here I feel as if Im looking down on a bay where the waves are slowly and gently rolling in and breaking one after another on a seashore.


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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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  • Julian Escardo
    Julian Escardoalmost 6 years ago

    Your account is so perfect and something that all of us can relate to – being on your knees, interrupting traffic, looking silly at something – these are not steps but a landscape seen from above – but then again…..beautifully done and beautifully accounted for. Kudos Marguerite!

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you my friend!! I appreciate your comments, and yes I am sure you can identify with holding up the foot traffic to get the shot!!

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 6 years ago

    Wow!! Well worth getting down on your hands and knees!!! Fabulous macro!! Perfect title!! :o)

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you so much … I have about a dozen really good ones of these stair slabs so might put up another one. Next time you go to Melbourne, check them out!

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful Marguerite!!!!….Just the other day I was tempted to do this whilst out shopping ( I chickened out!!)…Good on you!!!!!

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Sharon for your visit and comments, and the fav. Yes, you start getting a bit self conscious … but then you think what the heck and get on with it!!

  • ChubbyGungan
    ChubbyGunganalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful colours Marguerite! lol, you on your hands and knees!!

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Ah yes, what we do for a good shot! Hey, thanks for the visit and kind comment.

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful find Marguerite, well seen and captured! xx

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 5 years ago

    Thanks Kathie!!

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