During a lunch break at work, I wandered around the plant and came upon a brick of metal cans from rejected sodas ready to be sent to the recycling facility. In the past, I would have not given the brick a second glance. However, remembering my goal to work on seeing photographic opportunities, I went over to the brick (pictured below) and found various compositions using recognizable brands.
The photo I selected for my first post on the Art of Seeing is anchored by Pepsi and Mountain Dew cans floating on a sea of mangled metal. Taking the photo using the Nifty Fifty, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens, allowed a shallow depth of field to separate the cans from very busy back and foregrounds. I processed the photo in Aperture 3 by first applying the Toy Camera preset to saturate the colors and add a vignette. I recovered all the highlights using the Recovery slider which brought out the metallic texture.