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Solar Power Trash

Boston had a lot of stickers around the place.

Boston had a lot of stickers around the place.

Walking around Boston my host and I noticed that several of their trash cans were adorned with solar panels.

We wondered what they could be for, as we were not with the internet at the time we guessed. Maybe to heat the trash up to prevent freezing, some sort of sensor to keep track of when they were full or some mysterious government conspiracy.

Turns out they have built in trash compactors that work during the summer. That is just neat.

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I found these Fallout Shelter signs scattered throughout Boston.

I found these Fallout Shelter signs scattered throughout Boston.

Either these signs are relics of the cold war or a series of well done street artists. Either way I really liked them as a focus of my photos. If I had more time I would have hunted down more of them (I only found two).

This photo had the challenge of exposure. I wanted to have the sign either properly exposed or slightly under exposed with the building in the background almost full exposed. It took me about seven tried to get the final result above, the difficulty was going into manual mode on my camera while wearing gloves. I could have taken the gloves off but it was cold the day I was out.

When I uploaded the photo to my computer I noticed the very unfortunate lens flare in the center of the sign, I suppose it could serve as part of the photos but it bothers me to no end.

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