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No, it’s not a newspaper but I couldn’t resist a reference to that old joke when I saw this.

This abstract was taken from an abandoned cheesemaker’s truck. It’s useful life as a productive vehicle long over, it’s dilapidated state was fodder for my macro lens.

Being a whale geek I pored over this to find something resembling a whale…what do you know, I found one! The red blob resembles a baleen whale lunge feeding with its lower jaw open wide, throat expanded to pull in hundreds of pounds of fish and krill. Okay, one has to use their imagination to visualize this but if you look closely, a red whale is there!

Northern Wisconsin, USA

September 25, 2009

Canon 50D, Tamron 180mm macro lens, shutter .8 seconds, f/29, ISO100, Manfrotto tripod, Wimberley II tripod head, cable release, junked cheese truck.

Abstract Macro Urban Art 2-19-10
Rusty, Crusty and Falling to Pieces

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It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning abstract Gina!!

  • Thank you, Sharon. Glad you liked this. Isn’t it surprising what one can find on an old weather beaten cheese truck???

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartalmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot Gina, interesting abstract!

  • Thank you, Martin. No whales there though. Hmmmm, now that I look at big red blob I can see a humpback whale lunge feeding, it’s throat pleats all distended. Rorshach would have fun with me!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeealmost 5 years ago

    I love the colors. Much as I did that old joke when I was a kid!!

  • Thank you ever so much! I’m delighted you enjoyed this. Today I saw some really nice knee pads at a hardware store and thought I need to purchase a pair for my next outing into a junkyard. All that groveling gets to my increasingly complaining knees.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful abstract! You might like to consider adding it to Abstract Macro Urban Art
    Marilyn :o)

  • Thank you, Marilyn. Will do!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderalmost 5 years ago

    great eye..nice work..=D

  • Thank you…this just leapt out at me as I passed by while on a shopping expedition. Glad you enjoyed it!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    I am so loving your abstracts, the splash of red is awesome..great eye you have.

  • Kim, that is such a wonderful comment, especially coming from you! Thank you so much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • LouJay
    LouJayalmost 5 years ago

    This is a stunner! Love it!

  • LouJay, thank you for your visit! Glad to hear from you. I must say you find the most wonderful inspiration in W Australia…I admire your sense of style, color, and pattern in your work.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 5 years ago

    Great abstract Gina – nice colours.

  • Thank you, Gary! To think this came off of an old faded, crumbling cheese truck…what a life this old vehicle has seen.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool, Gina…! There is a whale there, to be sure! Great find!


  • Lynne, I suppose it looks more like a whale after one consumes a few adult beverages but if one uses imagination, it could be a whale…:-)) Thanks a bundle!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 5 years ago

    An excellent very well designed abstract

  • Thank you…I truly value your words!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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