19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bin Beauty

During local lockdown walks, I started looking for unusual sources of inspiration for photography when winter set in. I noticed that public litter bins often had deteriorating labels and weathered posters creating fascinating textures and patterns. Taking a closer look at this litter bin, I realised there were tiny organisms growing on a paper label, and they inspired me to take this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Camera: Pixel 3a XL
Copyright: © Elizabeth Allen