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Into the Blue

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Recycle

Frederick’s Department of Waste Management/Reycling is sponsoring a photo contest. I created my entry for “Put it in the Blue” in Photoshop. I like playing with scale. The bin is small in proportion to the coneflowers, and the earth images are smallest of all. The background is desaturated to call attention to the important parts of the photo collage.

There’s plenty of air on the left, making it possible to overlay text. It can also be cropped in a variety of ways. The goal was to make a flexible image that could be used for a variety of purposes.

When we first got the bin it seemed huge and unwieldy compared to the old one.  In a few weeks I wondered how we got along without it. Single-stream recycling is so much more convenient, and best of all, a lot less is going into our garbage bin.

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