Algorithmic Contaminations

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.

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Taken on March 14, 2011