Dumpster with some wonderful color and rust patterns. I had a ball with this one. Nikon D90 on tripod, 60mm macro.


abstract, peeling paint, metallic, urban, dumpster, macro, rusty, vibrant

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
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Wow! That’s beautiful, Marguerite! So many great colors and textures, and wonderful composition!

  • Thanks D- appreciate your comment about composition especially as I took various shots trying to get the best balance of elements.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition my friend and nice soft colours. Nice capture!


  • Thanks Deb. have enjoyed seeing your Carribean offerings – some nice captures!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeabout 3 years ago

    Love it, and love the title, too!!

  • Thanks! Im not as good as some RBers with titles but this one seemed to fit pretty well when I looked at the photo.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals
    Geoff Coleman ...about 3 years ago

    OMG I bet you had a ball – those textures add a whole new element – this is a particularly inventive dumpster – exquisite.

  • It also had some wonderful scratches so I will post one of the “lines” series I took at the same dumpster.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Haydee  Yordan
    Haydee Yordanabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks Haydee and for the fave too. Glad you like it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful! A pastel colored dumpster! How lucky are you??

  • I know, it didnt look that interesting when I drove up but once you start looking with your “dumpster photographer” eyes you see things! Thx for your visit.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakabout 3 years ago

    Such a cool abstract, Marguerite…love the flow of those cracks and the colors too.

  • Thanks Lynne and for the fave too. Glad you like it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful pastel vista. It has been featured this week in The Fine Art of Peeling Paint

  • Hey, thats cool!! thanks a lot. Hope you are well – what are you shooting these days?

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellabout 3 years ago

    Exquisite colours and forms – what a beautiful composition Marguerite!

  • Hi Marilyn – thanks for your visit and great comment.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Creativecap
    Creativecapabout 3 years ago

    Awesome very kool

  • Thx CC – glad you like it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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