Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dumpster Diving, Again

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Bank of America Building

Readers outside the US and Canada may not be familiar with the term dumpster diving. Dumpsters are large trash receptacles found in alleys in urban areas or behind almost any commercial establishment. To go dumpster diving means to rummage through these bins for decent quality items that have been thrown away and can be reused or sold. Sadly, it can also mean looking for glass or aluminum to sell at recycling centers or simply to find food.

For CDP members, the metaphor is for looking through your old files, trying to find images you once passed over that might still be suitable for the blog. Lots of us do it when we don't have any new material. So, voila, a photo of a modern downtown office building reflecting another one, with a little of this and a little of that mixed in with Photoshop. Hope you like it.

8 comments:

Babzy said...

nice reflection, and thanks for the explanation of the expression Dumpster diving :)

Olivier said...

tu fais du recyclage ;o)) bonne idée, grâce au numérique une photo a maintenant plusieurs vie. Beau travail sur cette photo

cieldequimper said...

Yep, I love it. It might even be a contender for my choice of photos. I have NOT forgotten. I'm not usually that lax, I wonder what's up with me. Well right now I'm on sick leave which would explain the decomposition of my brain.

brattcat said...

You have the best stuff in your dumpster.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful. very nice, Robert.

Virginia said...

I don't like it one bit.........I love it!!! Very cool, B. Welcome to the dumpster. I've been down here for ages. i've got to get my stuff together and get some new material. I think I'd rather dig around in your old stuff though!
V

Machelle Blankenship said...

I love it and I was thinking...watercolor.
machelle

nathalie said...

Your title was Dumpster Dving (missing the i) which made it even more mysterious.

You can safely visit your dumpster many more times, I'm sure it's a real treasure trove!