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Approaching Infinity by Marguerite Foxon

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Another example of the never ending variation in dumpsters once you train a macro lens on some small piece of one!! Nikon D80 with Nikon 60mm macro and tripod. 1/640s f/6.3 ISO 400. I love the muted color tones in this photo, unlike the bolder coloring of others in this series. Sold large framed copy Sept 2011 at an Art Show.

Shot on the same day … what variety there is in dumpsters!


urban, metal, macro, skip, vivid, vibrant, garbage, mysteries, dumpster, peeling paint, natural texture, pastel tones, abstract, infinity

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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  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    this is really beautiful

  • Thanks Isa – yes, I think there is some real beauty in this too. A dumpster hidden behind an old factory, no less!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 4 years ago

    Any beyond – wow another brilliant shot Marguerite…

  • Hey, thats a great comment HH Hat!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Lovely soft colors in this one. You’ve managed to get quite a nice collection of these. I will favorite this one!

  • Thanks for the fav, and yes, this is much softer. Almost pastel in shading.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...over 4 years ago

    Great title and the transition here is mesmerising from cracked lines to the smoother area – like a dried up river delta.

  • Thx Geoff. Took me a while to get a title that seemed to fit, but this does.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 4 years ago

    Fabulous composition and shot Marguerite, love all those little cracks!!!

  • Thanks Kathie … yes, I didnt see the cracks with my naked eye but only when I pulled up the photo.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Infinity & beyond. A beach? A river? A roadmap? None of the above?

  • Space maybe? Infinity of anything and everything. Thx for the visit!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • richman
    richmanover 4 years ago

    very soft and looks very delicate

  • Thanks Richo – yes, there is a softeness and delicacy there even though its a metal dumpster!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • sibel
    sibelover 4 years ago

    You find great abstracts around you. Congratulations !

  • Thanks … I do try and find shots that are a bit different and love finding beauty in the discards of our society!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Robert Meyer
    Robert Meyerover 4 years ago

    Another subtle stunner, Marguerite! It reminds me of a Landsat image! Nicely done!

  • Thanks Robert. I recently had this blown right up and framed for an Art Show I have coming up and it looks just stunning, I must say!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • wellman
    wellmanabout 4 years ago

    a galaxy so far away captured so closely – great work

  • Thanks Wellman. The colors are very subtle for a dumpster, thats for sure!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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