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This was once a label or notice stuck on the side of the dumpster I was shooting, but exposure to the elements over many years had bleached out the writing and caused cracks in the label. I took a number of shots and liked them all – couldn’t decide which to upload, but settled on this. I love the patterns and the contrast between the black and the white. Nikon D90 with 60mm macro handheld. 1/640s f/6.3 Selected for 2 month juried art show at Tallahassee Airport Gallery Nov 2010. Sold matted/framed print Sept 2011 to a friend for a gift.

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black white, contrast, dumpster, lines, macro abstract, texture

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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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    That’s a real closeup! Love the black and white — makes a beautiful abstract!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shapes and stunning, contrasting B&W, Marguerite!

  • Glad you like it – B&W is not my usual color scheme!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Albert Sulzer
    Albert Sulzeralmost 4 years ago
    Perfect abstract.. !!
  • Thx Albert!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, fab find and shot Marguerite, its hard when you have a group of similar shots and can’t choose….lol!

  • Kathie, your two Antarctic photos ‘opened my eyes’ as it were and made me take a second look at the label. So thanks!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • amko
    amkoalmost 4 years ago

    A real graphic beauty. You have a great eye! :))

  • Thank you so much Amko!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Milleralmost 4 years ago

    A novel expression of that emotion. I like the notion of grief being fracturous and black and white. Your title is really thought provoking.

  • Ah, my friend you get it! thanks!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskialmost 4 years ago

    Sometimes the simplest things are the best…………well-spotted and great presentation!

  • Yes, we can look for designs and patterns too complex!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 4 years ago

    I agree with the simplicity aspect – really works well here. Very cool.

    Lynne

  • Thanks Lynne, appreciate the comment.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • walraji
    walrajialmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • And I thank you for your comment !

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 4 years ago

    Well done missy.

    Debra

  • I thank you as always!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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