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Plastic Waste #1

Waste plastic bottle tops in a wire mesh cage

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The story behind this image

During on of our many trips to Snowdonia, North Wales, my wife Liz and I stopped off for a cup of tea and a mooch around Betws-y-Coed.

Betws-y-Coed is a bit of a tourist trap, so we usually pass through on our way to less developed parts of the National Park, but on this occasion we decided to finally have a look around.

Looking around the old station, we were surprised to be confronted by a wire frame rhinocerous called Edith, filled with plastic bottle tops.

Zooming in to just feature the eye, made fom an old grinding disk, gave this somewhat surreal image composed of colours and shapes, wtih a not so hidden reference to the huge volume of plastic waste we generate and its subsequent effect on the natural environment.

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Image data

Filename - plastic waste 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/25 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Betws-y-Coed

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.