In this, the 15th edition of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I challenge you to look for subject matter that you might ignore most of the time, as it’s not the most glamorous of material to photograph: Trash aka Rubbish, Refuge or the Detritus of Civilization!
The challenge that I pose to you is to depict the trash in a way that brings interest to the photo. Use composition, color, humor or any other technique that makes it likely that someone else will look at the image you created and have some type of emotional response, be it a pensive moment or a chuckle.
There are lots of times when we look at some item that has been thrown away carelessly and we shake our head with a certain amount of ennui; see, if you can take that moment and turn it into something creative.
Such as what happened to me, as I almost drove by this scene, where someone had dumped their couch about 50 yards from the Town of Shirley dumping station. After an initial head shake, I decided that the color composition was too precious not to capture it; the bright red of the couch against the deep greens worked rather nicely.
So, let’s see, if you can dazzle your followers with some inspiring trashy pictures! Of course, you’re going to succeed and show a side of trash that makes us all think and/or smile!
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
This should be a fun challenge with lots of interesting images, and make you look at the world around you with a slightly different eye 🙂
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.