Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

The Dumpsters of Oberlin 33

June 29, 2017

14 responses

  1. Ouch! That looks like it hurt 😉


    June 29, 2017 at 5:00 AM

  2. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed these latest shots of the dumpsters. Any of these shots would be great printed large and hanging in a living room.
    Every year I have a book printed up with my favorite photos from the past year to give as presents. I plan on continuing that practice this year and in addition I would like to put out a second book of photos of just one subject (subject still undecided). You have a fabulous book of dumpsters here.


    June 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    • It pleases me immensely, Ken, that you like these dumpster photographs so much. I’ve been thinking about creating another section on this blog to collect the best dumpster photos. I’m also going to write and illustrate a piece on the dumpsters and what they mean to me for the little literary magazine where I live. (No problem being accepted: they take everything people send them!) Beyond that, I wonder. A nationally and internationally known photographer told me some years ago that my photographs are too flat—they don’t show enough depth. I’m not going to change what and how I photograph to meet that criticism, but it’s probably a fair warning that these photographs will not see a wider reception in competitions, shows, etc. All the more reason to be thrilled at the reception they receive on this blog. As for creating a book of dumpster photos, I’ll think about it. The people I give presents to, however, see my photos either by way of the blog or by e-mail. And they have not been among my dumpster-photo fans. But a book for my own coffee table might be nice.


      June 29, 2017 at 11:29 AM

  3. Yes, get the dumpster photos together! I’m with Ken. How cool that you’re going to do the article for the literary magazine – please send me a link if possible, when it comes out. I know this style of photography is not everyone’s cup of tea – it’s not exactly Ansel Adams at Yosemite. Many painters used a flat, 2D look, and eventually people got it. Good for you for remaining true to your vision – and for having a clear vision in the first place (something I and many others lack). You know I like what you do, and all the others who come here do. I’m sure there are many more out there who would appreciate this work if they saw it, especially in the right context. The article may rein a few more people in, too.
    This one looks like a hungry bear got to it!


    June 30, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    • Thank you for the kind words and added encouragement, Lynn. It really feels good. It will be more than six months before the dumpster story gets published in our little magazine. (Oh, and I have to write it, too.) I just had the cover story in the latest issue; it features my Leptothrix discophora friends. If I can figure out how to do it, I’ll put the PDF of that issue of the magazine on this blog someplace. I think it’s possible.


      June 30, 2017 at 1:28 PM

      • Yes, it must be. Please do.


        July 5, 2017 at 12:17 PM

        • Coming right up—the day after tomorrow, after this round of the dumpster series is finished. (It was easy to figure out. You just put the PDF in the Media Library and do an Add Media thing.)


          July 5, 2017 at 12:39 PM

          • Add Media – so advanced! I will be knocking on your door again the next time I have a WP techie question. Don’t worry, the question’s bound to be pretty basic.


            July 5, 2017 at 4:57 PM

  4. I’m thinking Lightning Strikes. Powerful lines, Linda


    June 30, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    • They’re sort of violent, aren’t they, Andy. Thanks for your comment, as always.


      June 30, 2017 at 7:24 PM

  5. Terrific color and textures!


    June 30, 2017 at 4:30 PM

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