Friday, May 29, 2009

Incongruous

I know littering is a problem in the Arroyo ... but throwing in an entire trash can?

13 comments:

Babooshka said...

Well you probably guess how I feel about this. I'd personally trash the culprits.

Judy Williams said...
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Judy Williams said...

When I first saw it, I thought it was a toy bucket. There is something metaphorical about this shot but I'm too sleepy to figure out what it is. Compositionally - it's great. I like the blue/beige complimentary color theme too. I'm surprised that it is standing up and not on its side. Hmmmmm

Double "D" said...

Puzzling.

Trash can, no trash man?

Talking trash?

I got nothing.

Jean Spitzer said...

It's a terrific and eerie landscape, with trashcan. Feel better.

dbdubya said...

If you look carefully between the graffiti on the side of the trash can, you'll see that it's really a recycling bin. How thoughtful for someone to leaving a recycling bin in the Arroyo for the homeless people to use so that they can be environmentally conscious, and that their recyclables don't end up in the Santa Monica Bay.

Yakpate said...

I like the way it's standing like a lonely sentinel... and how fitting that it's blue.

Ms. Laurie, you have a gift for seeing... and photographing... the irony and pathos of life on earth.

PJ said...

The concrete is rather painterly, like an arroyo should be (to a romantic) and I'm wondering who HLK Victim is. Maybe it's an art installation. Verrrry curious.

Trish said...

don't you realize how HARD it is to get rid of a trash can that is no longer needed? You can't throw it out!

actually, I suspect the can probably washed down there in a big rain runoff and perhaps someone stood it up at some point. Or water in it made it sink to the bottom of the Arroyo when it was full then the surrounding water washed away and there it stands!

Mister Earl said...

I was wondering where that thing went!!

Tash said...

Call PA - sounds like a job for Trash Tuesday superhero!

I love the colors of this photo. It looks like an amazing watercolor.

Laurie said...

Hey folks,

I was really bummed out when I noticed this scene. I just couldn't figure out why someone would lob a trash bin into the Arroyo -- then again, I often don't understand the motivations of people.

Mr. E, you crack me up!

Tash, I agree. PA could do something with this.

Thanks for being here, everyone! My cold is turning out to be annoying but not brutal. Still, I'm less than sharp so I'll just say... until tomorrow!

Andrew said...

Really amazing...

Nice photo...wonderful thoughts....


Thanks for sharing...


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