Bin There


This was shot from a recessed door entry early one morning. The location was the entrance to my office for years, so I have been here many times.

I was going to take this picture without a person since I liked the shadow from the rubbish bin, and the nice car over the way.

But someone walked through the picture, gave me the idea it would be better and so I waited for a likely subject to come by.

This was taken with an Olympus XA on colour film, and converted to black and white in Lightroom 5.



Olympus XA, f2.8/35mm lens, Fuji Superia 200 film, scanned with Epson V700


4 thoughts on “Bin There

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    • Thank you Andy – it was one of those titles that just popped into my head. Helps to have lived in the UK, since around here they are referred to as ‘cans’ most often. I was glad to get a person in this one as it enhances the shadow of the bin rather than detracting from it.


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