Floating by Marguerite Foxon
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Dumpster – Best viewed LARGER. I love the hidden colors that only emerge when you get in close with a macro. I was shooting this on a Saturday afternoon, trying to be inconspicuous about hanging around a mall dumpster but no such luck. A homeless man wanted to know what I was doing, got intrigued, and finally asked me for money. Then a middle aged guy walking home with his groceries looked at me in stunned amazement – “what the heck are you doing?” – Oh, just taking some photos I said nonchalantly … with a look of pity he shook his head and walked off saying “to each his own”…

From the same shoot:

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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Comments

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    It is an extraordinarily beautiful macro.

  • Thats such a wonderful comment Sharon – thank you so much, and for the fav too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollover 5 years ago

    What an extraordinary find! Layers of beauty! Yes, I have had people shaking their perplexed heads at me, too.. We are in the same club. :)

  • Thank you so much for your visit and comment. Im glad you like it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    Aloha, congratulations on your feature today in Natural Textures

    Aloha ’oe,
    Sharon
    26 December 2009

  • Wow, thats great! thanks very much.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    LOL! Unless they’re a photographer, they wouldn’t understand! A wonderful shot!

  • Thanks for your visit and wonderful comment.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    hehehe – this shot is well worth the embarracment of being caught loitering around dumpsters!
    really execellent margo

  • Thanks so very much Richo – I appreciate your visit and the fav too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Marguerite. We all belong to the ‘very strange photographers club’ – don’t we!

  • Yes, at least Im not the only ‘strange photographer’!! Thanks Andrew, and for the fav too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • spr041
    spr041over 5 years ago

    Marguerite as always great abstract wonderful colours

  • Hi Bob – thanks for the great comment and the fav. Appreciate it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful! A definite fav!

  • Erika – wonderful to have your visit and comment and fav! Thx so much.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 5 years ago

    Sublime for me!

  • Sublime sounds good! Thx for the fav too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Simone Riley
    Simone Rileyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful as ever!

  • Simone – thanks for your lovely comment and the fav. Appreciate it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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