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© Martie Last
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 13, 2008
TakenJuly 25, 2006
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Exposure1/320 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO100
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Q: Any idea when the 'Hands on' competition will be judged?

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

This caught my eye, lying in the mud next to the creek where
I go to photograph nature. On the one hand, it's just trash; on the other hand it had a certain artistic bend to the pages. This phone book is in transition decaying back into the earth.

32 responses

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    Wow -- this is a true example of trash to treasure; wonderful texture and patterns!

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    One man's trash..... nice photo!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    That's what it's all about, Martie! Nice discovery and excellent capture. Love the sand on it too!

  • Don Harney

    Don Harney (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    Martie, this reminds me of Abelardo Morell's work in his 'Book of Books', in which he photographed old books that were damaged in a flood in the Boston Public Library. I don't know if you have seen it, but it is a gorgeous body of work.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2008):

    How can a wet phone book be such a SUPER photo! Well done!!

  • Veeg Trabol

    Veeg Trabol said (23 Aug 2008):

    Great that you noticed this treaure just waiting to be discovered!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (25 Aug 2008):

    Very nice eye. The contrasts and lines really attract my imagination.

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Interesting POV!!

  • Martie Last

    Martie Last said (24 Nov 2008):

    Thanks for the info, John. I'll check out the website.

  • Robert Welton

    Robert Welton (Deleted) said (1 Dec 2008):

    Good eye Marite! The textures and lighting are great!

  • Troy Sieck

    Troy Sieck (Deleted) gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Great POV and wonderful contrast.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Fabulous.

  • JIRI

    JIRI said (18 Dec 2008):

    Interesting detail in the stil-life.

  • Tina C

    Tina C gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    You have beautiful work, this one is amazing!

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2009):

    Excellent!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (28 Feb 2009):

    You know what they say about the eye of the beholder. Great shot!

  • Bev Davy

    Bev Davy (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    Great shot. Interesting idea. Love your work

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    Love the tones and the tight crop. You have given it some sort of soul, maybe a bit of dignity.

  • Cjor

    Cjor gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Very nice shot. you've made some fine photos

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Perfect for the Theme! Voted: "YEAH!"

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Got my vote, what a wonderful shot!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2009):

    Awesome! Has my vote.

  • Samecia Sanders

    Samecia Sanders (Deleted) said (13 Sep 2009):

    very smart idea for this theme. good luck!

  • Erika Pisu

    Erika Pisu gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    what a great shot!

  • Tj Watt

    Tj Watt said (15 Sep 2009):

    looks like a morphing rock formation!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Rafael Alcaraz

    Rafael Alcaraz said (29 Oct 2009):

    Great idea and shot

  • Nina Huettmann

    Nina Huettmann gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    really cool, great capture.... voted! :o)

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    Very nice. Voted.

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (26 Dec 2009):

    Excellent textures..what a nice pattern.. well captured.

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2013):

    really nice image - great eye

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