Not as attractive as my previous posting, this photo is posted to show an interesting side of human nature. Daniel Walsh suggested the Title for this photo. I was going to suggest Pack Rats Treasure or some other applicable expression. The man who owns this store lives on the second floor. He is an older gentleman and I am sure he knows where everything is located.
I think this store window beats all. Perhaps it would be a great suggestion to create a theme for others around the world to post similar collective clutter. I wonder what the world's Second Hand Third Hand and Fourth Hand stores look like.
The city of Chilliwack has experienced a growing trend in Saturday Garage Sale shoppers. They all stop to look at the Pack Rat Clutter all neatly displayed on tables spread on the front lawn. Many look for a deal to buy for dirt cheap prices and then sell later for profit.
I can only tolerate a minimal amount of clutter in my own home. Some people have garages filled with this stuff. And they hold onto it because they think they may need it some day. Arrgghh its time to throw out. Remember there are stores like this that you can take your stuff to so that others can pay to have it fill up their own homes. For the Pack Rat its called the Circle of Life of Pleasure.
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Khattakphoto (686) 2007-09-26 2:25
very good picture
Dyerco (10185) 2007-09-26 8:11
Well the trick is to find an interesting composition. Our next club competition night has "junkyards" as a theme. Good exposure and DOF.
Cormac (26545) 2007-09-26 8:58
Ha! I was afraid this was a picture of your own home when I first saw this, but I'm relieved to hear that it belongs to someone else. You're right that it's not the most attractive shot you've ever done, but it might be the funniest - nice work!
gneufeld (15870) 2007-09-26 12:56
A rather novel idea to present clutter as a work of art? Every community has a few of these collectors - I well remember one in my hometown years ago. This guy had stuff everywhere and in every warehouse in town and in the country - everywhere. We were told that he died a a very wealthy man. So clutter may not be to scoff at but rather to value, or at least in the eyes of some. Great shot here - good details and textures. TFS. Gerald
singuanti (15250) 2007-09-26 18:44
Hi Paul. Man what a mess! I can see the need for the wide-angle to really let us take in the mess. I couldn’t stand to live with this amount of clutter. tfs Paul.
Ann75 (0) 2007-09-28 9:34
Your title says it all! Like Alvin already mentioned, not your strongest, but sure something different and funny and that's what I like about it! You managed the light well and were able to create a lot of depth! Nicely done, Paul!