Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Falling Out


It seemed these new grasses were falling out of the rusted can I saw laying in a creek in a local regional wilderness area. Β So strange because the area is so pristine.

Falling Out

Falling Out


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

26 thoughts on “Falling Out

  1. I like this, wonderful composition.

  2. great shot

  3. thanks for curiously
    expressing can’s fate πŸ™‚

  4. I join you in wondering about a few of the images I post to my blog, Laura. It occasionally surprises me that an image I feel ambivalent about posting turns out to be very popular…and then I think, there must have been something about the image or I wouldn’t have posted it in the first place, and other people pick up on the same thing, but free of the subconscious preconception I had of the image that is causing the ambivalence… Personally, this is not a subject I would normally select for my photography, but among other things the pop of saturation and the lovely light effects combine to elevate it beyond just a rusted can. Kudos! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for such a thoughtful comment Katrina. I also don’t usually take these kinds of photos but it’s funny what one will see when nothing else is seemingly available. There indeed would be quite a difference if i showed this picture in person to someone than if someone sees it posted here, as you say, free of my emotional reaction to it. I did use Topaz Glow a bit on this one to bring add a “fiberish” look to the grasses. I’m finding I really like that filter for certain things. Thank you!

  5. Very cool idea, Laura! It’s unique and the colors are great 😊.

  6. Brilliant shot. I love how you highlighted the greens. It looks like the rusted can is now part of the brown ground. The rust can’t be good for the grass…but the grass seems to like it. Oh well πŸ™‚

  7. You have the most amazing way of seeing things. Your photo makes me love that old can.

  8. feels like toxic waste….looks like art.

  9. Once again, the eye of the artist. Whenever I’m out and in artistically-receptive mode (which is most of the time), i make sure that i have at least a small plastic bag to gather the casually-discarded detritus that so many seem to toss about, for prompt disposal at the earliest opportunity. But you’ve taken it one step farther. Were you able to decipher what–if anything–the apparent chalk message on the can meant? I can’t quite make any sense of it, but it doesn’t really matter. The sense of the living grass emanating from the can and prospering is perfectly captured.

    • Ah ha! casually-discarded detritus eh? CDD? lol I’ll have to look for that in your images. Unfortunately I could not read what was on the can. I’m glad you like the symbolism of the image. I agree with your interpretation.

  10. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  11. what an interesting shot! I love the light in it!

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