Throw Nothing Away

Picture by guyhawkins

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  • May 29, 2019
  • NIKON D7100
  • 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number
  • Editing Software Lightroom
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes LR5 for tweaking DR, clarity, contrast, lens compensation, and vignetting. Then to PS Elements for watermark and slight change to horizontal alignment.


29 May 21:03

Hillbillies keep and reuse almost everything. This is patio/garden art that adorns my patio, though Martha Stewart probably wouldn't approve. My Dad (a hillbilly from WAY back) would spend three hours making a little scoop/dipper from a coke can, a drawer handle, and some paint. He could have bought it in a dime store for $.79, but he wanted to keep the $.79 in his pocket to later buy something he couldn't make for himself.

29 May 21:59

That's very original. Loved the story behind it as well. Thanks for sharing!

29 May 21:59

Ps Martha Stewart would love it ?

29 May 23:07

I agree with Carlo!

30 May 00:50

Like your post Guy.....Wish I could be more like your Father. Sounded like a Great Man.

30 May 03:07

She'd probably love it on my patio, Carlo... not hers. ? @carlo

30 May 03:12

@digicam Hillbillies are a strange lot, Ed..... my Dad couldn't read nor write, but t hat man could have built an entire house all by himself (well, he'd need some help lifting heavy loads). Like a photographer might look at a mundane scene and see the magnificent photograph writing there to be captured, my Dad could look at anything mechanical and figure out how it worked. Wish I had those talents.

Updated 31 May 12:06

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Updated 31 May 12:08

Folks, I hope I didn't lead you to believe that this was made by my Dad. This is the stuff you find at craft shows, roadside and in city and community festivals, and was given to me as a gift from someone who appreciates this kind of artisanship. My Dad was far from being an artist. Reply

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