Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

The Dumpsters of Oberlin 72

May 8, 2018


5 responses

  1. You know, this points up what a sharp eye you have developed – who else who have seen that??
    I really like having the context photo – have Alan’s comments about including location photos finally worn you down? 😉
    Seriously, it adds something, for me at least. Not least of which is the immense disparity between the original source of the image and where you take it. i know you’re interested in showing what IS, life unenhanced, but you bring a nobility to the dumpster images that I am all the more surprised by when I see the source, sitting like an ugly lump on the street. It’s a “Bravo!” moment.
    The main photo is so beautiful, I’d be happy to have it on my wall. The attractiveness of the colors is almost like a tropical sea image – you know, those blue-green Pacific island ones? The rusted gnashing marks have great energy, the whole is framed well, and well, I just like it, OK?


    May 8, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    • Well, I hope other people will see things like this calligraphy on the dumpster now that I have shown them where it comes from. And, yes, Alan’s urging is the reason I included the context shot. Isn’t that green in the first photo lovely? It’s a 1930s color, I think. I had to keep checking with the context shot to make sure I didn’t exaggerate.

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      May 8, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    • Oh, and thanks for your nice words.


      May 8, 2018 at 7:25 PM

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