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Taking Out The Trash by MARX77 Taking Out The Trash by MARX77
Al Jafliya - Dubai, U.A.E.
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:iconkatu01:
katu01 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tough duty in heat and humidity - a recycle job to make one believe in living a "good life".
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Photographer
:nod:
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The irony! Great shot Khuram.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Photographer
Indeed.
Thanks, my friend!
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:icondjailledie:
djailledie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Something is mixed up here! ;)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Photographer
Very mixed up....
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:iconaaroffy:
aaroffy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
THe tilt in this photo works with story you are conveying.
The cut frame takes a little away from it but I can kind of see your reason for it with what looks like a very distracting background.
I think a little work in post could really strengthen this up if you tweak up the colour channels to strengthen the shot.....I would make the bag perhaps a bit lighter to seperate it from the garbage bin, the guy the darkest point thus creating the point of highst contrast and the anchor of the frame and the garbage bin a mid tone...you are almost there but the high contrast melds them together making the shot flat...with a little more seperation between the tonal range you would get a better figure to ground relationship and a lot more pop out of the photo.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Photographer
The photo is uncropped. I only resized it so it was easier to upload. :D
This was a fairly difficult on to capture, though.
I took this shot while holding my camera over my head with one hand and my nose with the other.
And this was as wide as I could possibly go with my 18-55mm kit lens.
True, the compo suffered because of this, but I'm glad that I managed to grab the shot while I could.

Your critique is spot on as always, my friend, and I will try and improve on the points you've mentioned.
Thank you very much!
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:iconaaroffy:
aaroffy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
sorry by cropped I meant that the frame was cropping out part of the bag (bad choice of word :) )

I am glad you were able to get the shot too :D
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I must say... you have very modern mine entrances! and really central! ^.^
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Photographer
Yeah, you should see the entrances to our sewers; they have revolving doors! :lol:
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
:lol: hello Khuram
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Photographer
:wave:
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
do you remember ze Teletubbies? =D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Photographer
I remember.... they still give me nightmares. :fear:
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
:wave: waving! :iconteletubbiesplz: =P the last one is an alien! :giggle:
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:iconsudor:
SUDOR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Dubai is strange...
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Photographer
Very strange.
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:iconsudor:
SUDOR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
lol !
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
Interesting! What is he doing in there? Don't tell me he's having his shelter IN that bin??!!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
No, not really.
He a 'soda can scavenger who probably works for a local recycling company.
This was the first time I've seen somebody climb into/out of a trash bin,
with no concern for personal hygiene whatsoever, wearing sandals and no gloves.

And the stench; it was unbelievable!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
oh, that's it! yes, then I can understand... I've seen (and smelled) similar working conditions for scavengers on the refuse dump in Nairobi, Kenya...
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
Indeed.
But what surprised me most was the fact that this is happening in Dubai, of all places, and right in front of my eyes!

Dubai's dark secret... :(
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
hmm... yes,it's even more shocking when it's in a place where there is so much wealth, and were the contrasts are even sharper...
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:iconlightdrafter:
lightdrafter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
masterpiece!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Photographer
Haha! Thanks, man! :D
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:iconaricafoix:
AriCaFoix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great photo, it shows another reality of people.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Photographer
Thanks, Ariel!
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:iconb31photography:
B31Photography Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Perfect title and a strange sight to say the least?
I'm sure it should be the other way round :confused:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Photographer
Quite the conundrum isn't it? :lol:
Thanks a lot my friend! :handshake:
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:iconb31photography:
B31Photography Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Always a plesure Khuram :D
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:iconmartintinaz:
martintinaz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ewwww....what a nasty and stinky job....I hope he get paid good for being trash too...
Can you imagine what he smells like when he gets home...If I was his wife I would
make him scrub himself down outside before he came into the house..:lol:

Anyway...awesome shot dear!:love:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
I'll say. :lol:
I was holding my breath the whole time while I was taking this picture.
To tell you the truth, I really felt sorry for the guy.

Thanks, Tina! :hug:
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:iconmartintinaz:
martintinaz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yeah I know...There are people around the world that have to do this
to feed their kids...it`s really sad..:(
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Rather him than me :nod: :clap:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
Indeed! :nod:
:bow:
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:iconnunocanha:
NunoCanha Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends on if it's getting in or out.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
:D
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:iconnunocanha:
NunoCanha Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
it is a shocking scene and an amazing shot!!!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
Thank you, my friend!
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:icone-l-a-n-i:
e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:)
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Is that what his wife told ya? She kicked his butt to the curb :lol:

Excellent capture Larry. It raises many questions. The first for me is wtf is he doing in their!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
How on earth did you know that?
I guess I wasn't the only one she confided in, huh? :lol:

In answer to your question:
I think he's actively engaged in paid work. :giggle:

Thank you, my friend!
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:lol: I see. He really get's into this work :lol:

A DDD (Dumpster Diving in Dubai)...love it :clap:
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Litterally!
Great shot!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
Lol! :lol: :thumbsup:
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this they usually clear the trash containers, or was it a big trash looter?
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Photographer
He's probably a 'tin can scavenger' who works for some Dubai based recycling company.

In reply to your earlier question from the admin room:
For me, this is Street and PJ in equal measures, because it not only illustrates the sad plight of low-income expats working in the U.A.E.,
but also tries to demonstrate the irony of the situation.

Even though it's heartbreaking to see fellow a human being scavenging inside a trash can like a street cat,
but at the same time, it's funny because there's a sticker showing us a figure of a man standing outside the trash can,
with his arm lowered, dropping the trash inside the can. A polar opposite of what our 'scavenger' friend is doing.

It's trash for us, but it's probably his only source of income; his treasure. :)
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All what you wrote are the reasons I liked the shot in the first place. And you are right, it has a street quality as well, but good PJ, for me, has a measure of street in it... most urban related PJ at least.
Your shot is a perfect example of a combination of both and therefore perfect to pose the question to our friends... sorry about that. ;)
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Canon
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Canon EOS 600D
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1/166 second
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F/4.5
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18 mm
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400
Date Taken
Aug 3, 2012, 6:21:38 AM
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EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
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