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    Shot for Macro Mondays "Frustrations"

    What I find frustrating is the continued dumping of electronic goods into our landfills. Electronic devices are filled full of lead, mercury, cadmium and other heavy metals. Fortunately in Alberta we have a province run recycling program for monitors computers and printers. Yet there are thousands of other devices with chips in them as well. These don't get recycled.

    Even more frustrating are the "Recycling companies" that end up shipping the majority of the e-waste to developing nations where they cause even more damage than they would in our landifills. Very sad stuff if you've ever seen the documentaries.

    Such a wasteful society we have. Don't feel too bad though, I'm just as guilty of producing my share of pollution. The cost of modern living I suppose.

    Shot Info:
    50mm prime lens with a 32mm extension tube. SB-600 shot at 1/64th directly behind. Triggered with the CTR-301P wireless trigger.

    Panomuffin, sprouffske, JamieGhana, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. derekGavey 38 months ago | reply

      Alternate shot

    2. Chris Fritz 38 months ago | reply

      I'm with ya' on this one. I have a 13" CRT monitor by my door because I just don't know what to do with it. Don't want to toss it in the trash. Don't know what recycling centers may be reputable. (Haven't looked, either.)

      Happy Macro Monday =D

    3. Wildman 60D 38 months ago | reply

      So true. Love the green tone and backlighting hightlights through the holes in the board. Nicely done.

    4. Tikvah's-Hope Photography [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Cool shot, and Macro! HMM!

    5. sometimes suzie 38 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot and a very frustraiting topic for sure. I really like the closer on the best. Great shot.

    6. DouG(:~{> 38 months ago | reply

      Cool green abstract composition Hmm

    7. .ansgar 38 months ago | reply

      Love the light you did with this one! HMM!

    8. RPO'H 38 months ago | reply

      Cool shot and great detail

    9. cj jenkins 38 months ago | reply

      awesome details and lighting, Derek!

    10. Snowykate 38 months ago | reply

      Lovely colour and lighting. HMM

    11. invisible consequential 37 months ago | reply

      Excellent. I'm using this with an event on workplace sustainability initiatives. www.policyinnovations.org/calendar/data/000080

    12. derekGavey 37 months ago | reply

      Great! thanks for letting me know.

    13. euphonicsounds 22 months ago | reply

      Hi derek,
      wanted to say thanks for the picture, its incredible!
      I love the colours and the pro quality of it!
      It is damn right what you say about the recycling issue. But let's hope that things get better and let us all think about it when we are shopping and if we really need the new TV or camera and things like that. Everyone contributes his part on it.

      I used this for a video background of one of my tracks called "bitfehler" on youtube:
      my youtube video
      I hope the way I used it is OK for you? ;-)

      Best wishes from munich!

    14. derekGavey 22 months ago | reply

      That's perfect! Glad you found a use for it!

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