sterling recycling center

On October 25, 2003 I was visiting a friend, David Hanssen, who lives in Sterling Masachusetts. On the trip back to Boston I stopped by the Sterling Recycling Center. These bottles, glistening in the afternoon sun awaiting recycling, caught my eye.


Shot with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens @ f/2.8

  • 9y

    wonderful photograph

    wonderful game
    of light, glass en DoF


    you suggested:


    I'd like to see a photo of you standing in front of the scene depicted in the photo in such a way that it looks like the photo is a window into the scene, a cut out...

    my reaction:
    nice idea
    I might give it a try
    one way or another!

  • Hyedie 9y

    would you consider joining the environmentally friendly group and posting this there?
  • Chris.Zilo 8y

    this is great-- would you consider adding this picture to the LIVE THE CHANGE group ( - being responsible and using biodegradable products where you can is definitely living the change -- also, please post other images you think work to the group as well - thanks.
  • Fatima 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FlickrSoup for the Soul, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • dreamymo 8y

    this is gorgeous - thanks for adding it to the live the change group.
  • David Tames 8y

    I appreciate all the comments. It was a "moment" that went beyond words when I was exploring various frames at the recycling center and it was almost as if the photo found me, rather than I finding it.
  • saucery 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Promote Recycling, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Recyclebank 7y

    this is really beautiful
  • Earthmummy 7y

    This really is spot on. This image would look in keeping if it was hung in any number of settings.
  • Dean Michael 7y

    Awesome shot love the colors

    That shot is bokehlicious!
    Please tag this with " BokehLicious"
  • apoklistika 7y


    That shot is bokehlicious!
    Please tag this with " BokehLicious"
  • Criativa Papel Arte 7y

    Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado A arte em reciclar - The art on recycling e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!
  • Following the Equator 7y

    Great shot. We just used this with a post about green fundraising on our educational travel blog, Following the Equator. Thanks!
  • Lucy Meskill 6y

    Really beautiful and so very atmospheric, simply lovely

    I invite you to post this exceptional image to:
    Super Eco

    Please add it to the group pool.
    Please read the rules upon joining. Thanks.
    Please tag picture: SuperEco
  • makeupanid 6y

    This is a fantastic shot-love the light and bokeh!

    Admired in: Super Eco

    A lovely addition to the group.
  • Celina Dill Pickle 5y

    This photo is perfect.
  • Thanks for visiting! 5y

    simple and stunning, great job
  • 5mo

    Thanks for sharing your work. We liked it so much we used it for a recent post with attribution which you can check out at
  • David Tames 5mo

    Earth911, glad you like the photo, great article, perfect pairing.
  • David Tames 5mo

    Over the years I've been surprised how much attention this one image has received, thank you!
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Taken on October 25, 2003
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