Another shot from The Boneyard … such a delightful little motif on the side of some crummy ol’ dumpster consigned to rust out its days out of sight. This reminded me of the red Cardinals that come to my garden. Sold a framed 8×10 metallic print.

Shot with Nikon D90 & 60mm macro on tripod, 4" from the dumpster. No color saturation – this is what came out of the camera.

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
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    OMG, how perfect. Don’t you love that “alternative universe” in rusty dumpsters and things like that?

  • Indeed I do love it! thx for the fave – its just like a little abstract painted there, dont you think!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Millerover 2 years ago

    Wow!! ehat an amazing find!!!!

  • Yes, I thought it was surprising given the bland state of paint on this thing. But every now and again you find a little gem tucked in there! Thx for the fave too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • richman
    richmanover 2 years ago

    i hear a sweet tuneful chirping … tweet tweet
    nice colours and well titled margo

  • Thanks Richo. Friend I sent it to wants to buy a copy framed, so thats a nice start to my day!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    This is one startling image! Dumpster magic!! As ever, your eye doesn’t disappoint, Marguerite.

  • Thanks artwhiz and for the fave. Dumpster magic – I like that!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 2 years ago

    Wow, great find and shot Marguerite, I see him too. I love dumpsters that have had several coats of different paint…a goldmine :)))

  • Yes, now and again you strike the gold as it were! thanks Kathie.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Geoff Coleman - Conceptuals
    Geoff Coleman ...over 2 years ago

    Just extraordinary the way it looks like the bird has a reflection in rippling water. This is one of your most beautiful and compelling shots imho M – love it.

  • Thanks Geoff – yes, it just kind of presented itself. It reminds me of the red cardinals we get around here. My most artistic friend has already ordered one on metal for herself! Thanks for the fave too.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishover 2 years ago

    So well spotted and captured Marguerite, a real work of art !!! As a painting this could fetch big dollars :))

  • Thanks Ian. If you know someone with the big dollars, let me know!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • walraji
    walrajiover 2 years ago

    Awesome work.

  • Thanks Walraji, appreciate it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 2 years ago

    I see a bird at the top.
    The bottom looks like his/her nest.

  • Thanks so much! Yes, there’s a nest there!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthover 2 years ago

    Wow!! Congrats Marguerite, your image has been featured in ThE aRt Of pEEliNg PaINt
    22 Apr 2012

  • Thanks!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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