Back again in “The Boneyard” at my local waste management site where I found a small rusted out dumpster that had paint and gunk on it. Two hours later I left with a bunch of what turned out to be pretty good abstracts. I shot this one only 2 inches from the metal so it is very magnified which pulls out the vibrant color – especially the blues and greens in the center of the shot, and the very narrow edging of blue around the top side of the far left red flame.
Nikon D90, tripod, 60mm Nikon macro, f/13 ISO 400 1/125 sec.


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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  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollover 2 years ago

    Stunning abstract, Marguerite, love the colors!!

  • Thanks Barbara and for the fave. Yes, the colors are really fabulous.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 2 years ago

    Glad you went back! Great abstract, Marguerite! That red is neat….

  • Hi Lynne – yes, the red is quite wonderful. Thx for the fave too – appreciate it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

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

    Beautiful intricacy to the textures – very Pollock like this one. Love it.

  • Pollock – well thats a first! But it surely does have texture intricacy – I like that description! Thx my friend.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 2 years ago


  • Thanks Sedge. Always good to see ya droppin’ by.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Wendy Brusca
    Wendy Bruscaover 2 years ago


  • Glad you like it!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    This dumpster is a prize! Have you thought about taking it home? Brava, Marguerite!

  • Ha ha!! I should do that. I could continue shooting it for some time to come!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Andrew Bradsworth
    Andrew Bradsworthover 2 years ago

    Congrats, your image has been featured in ThE aRt Of pEEliNg PaINt
    6 May 2012

  • Thanks very much Andrew!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 2 years ago

    love the tones and textures!it makes a very beautiful abstract!!!!!

  • thanks Agnes. Yes its one of my favorites.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Maraia
    Maraiaover 2 years ago

    wonderful abstract.

  • Thanks Maraia and for the faves too. Appreciate your visit.

    – Marguerite Foxon

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