© Michelle Alton


Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 9/27/2010 3:05:20 AM

Hi neighbor, a little bit of everything here. Great find and capture! #1312015

Jack Gaskin 9/27/2010 3:17:02 AM

A cool capture for sure.
As for a half city block of it. As they say art is in the eye of the beholder. My eye screams Sanford & Son
the old TV Show and it's Junkyard Location.

Happy Shooting
Jack #8931793

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 9/27/2010 3:39:27 AM

What a great place - Very interesting! Excellent capture and info Michelle! Jeff #8931833

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 9/27/2010 3:41:28 AM

cool colors, light & compo! #8931837

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 9/27/2010 3:44:10 AM

Super beautiful light and color, Michelle!! #8931844

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 9/27/2010 4:28:10 AM

So cool Michelle. Beautiful colors and presentation. Great effect.
JP #8931924

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 9/27/2010 4:39:20 AM

Fantastic composition, color, and light, Michelle. #8931940

John Rivera 9/27/2010 4:49:27 AM

Great perspective and work here Michelle! #8931964

Barbara Waldoch 9/27/2010 4:50:15 AM

Glass and colour-wonderful! #8931970

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 9/27/2010 4:51:09 AM

Almost an abstract, Michelle -- very nice colors and perspective and a cool place for sure. #8931976

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/27/2010 4:56:33 AM

A genius of a comp and the perfect angle to catch all the wonderful light thru the myriad of different colored glass..Austin has it's own "Cathedral of Junk" on the same order but Mr. Zagar has him beat hands down - this is a glorious feast for the eyes - he has quite the artistic flair...and the quirky "madness" is right up my alley...Great find, super capture, Michelle! #8931990

Ron McEwan level-deluxe 9/27/2010 5:02:29 AM

Great capture of light at its finest hour. Just enough sky to ad reality to the shot. WTG #8932019

Alan L. Borror 9/27/2010 5:05:20 AM

What a fantastic find, Michelle! Beautiful composition and great light and color! #8932031

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 9/27/2010 5:33:22 AM

I hate the overused word "awesome", but I'm goinfg to use it anyway!!! #8932128

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 9/27/2010 5:42:15 AM

Love the full frame of these "awesome" colors! LOL! Great find! #8932155

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 9/27/2010 6:10:59 AM

This image has so much vibrance - colour, forms, flow, and shapes! #8932243

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 9/27/2010 7:01:28 AM

An excellent image of a very cool location...great work! #8932341

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 9/27/2010 7:23:45 AM

Whoa! Cool find Michelle! If not for that dreamy sky there I would have had a hard time with perspective! WOW! Love it lots! The variety of colors, shapes, the comp & TREATMENT! Very well done!!!

-Laura :D #8932404

Carol Eade level-deluxe 9/27/2010 7:30:56 AM

What a find, Michelle, terrific comp and colors! #8932419

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 9/27/2010 7:56:14 AM

Wow! I've never seen anything like THIS before! What an "AWESOME" creation of mad genius! We couldn't put this together even if we tried! Ha! Ha! The bottles really do make this image shine! Love the wonderful colours and your fantastic POV! Beautiful capture and effects! Excellent work, Michelle! :) #8932468

Stan Kwasniowski level-deluxe 9/27/2010 9:10:41 AM

Michelle, beautifully done #8932601

Mike Clime level-deluxe 9/27/2010 10:53:07 AM

Really nice capture and so colorful! Lots of photo ops there. #8932745

Ann Coates level-deluxe 9/27/2010 11:03:32 AM

I can see why your grandson wanted to show you this place. What an interesting and intriguing place to have a look around. Love all the colours in this image Michelle. #8932768

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 9/27/2010 11:40:54 AM

I love it, Michelle! And I love that garden. I'd love to visit some day! #8932819

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 9/27/2010 12:18:55 PM


It so unique and diferent,lots of colors and shapes.


Thanks for your visit :) #8932898

Hal Bambrick 9/27/2010 12:47:51 PM

Vincent would be Proud of this Michelle! #8932997

Kerry Hill 9/27/2010 1:13:30 PM

A great capture full of wonderful interest and colours Michelle! #8933066

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/27/2010 3:25:39 PM

AWESOME! #8933285

Kaye Burazin 9/27/2010 4:22:54 PM

this is beyond artistic and your capture of it is outstanding with detail #8933379

Tammy Espino 9/27/2010 4:55:50 PM

A neat capture :) #8933464

William C. Raco level-deluxe 9/27/2010 4:57:24 PM

What a great scene and photo
Very cool, Michelle
Give your grandson extra points for the heads up. #8933471

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 9/27/2010 4:58:37 PM

Great find, comp, color, details and overall capture. Very cool! #8933475

Ian M. Hill level-deluxe 9/27/2010 5:41:35 PM

Well,the sun shines here Michelle,this is simply adorable!! #8933631

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 9/27/2010 5:44:45 PM

Must be a fantastic exhibit! Beautiful capture, Michelle! #8933638

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 9/27/2010 5:51:24 PM

Very unique and interesting! #8933652

Renata Gusciora level-deluxe 9/27/2010 6:00:38 PM

Wow!This is so cool!LOve it,Michelle!What a unique find and fabulous capture with wonderful colors! #8933681

Derek D. Dafoe 9/27/2010 6:18:24 PM

Very unique indeed! nice catch as always Michelle! #8933736

David Phalen level-deluxe 9/27/2010 6:20:26 PM

Awesome find and capture with terrific light, colors and shapes!! #8933741

Rona L. Schwarz 9/27/2010 9:07:08 PM

Colors and light are fantastic here, Michelle! Almost like an abstract painting, but all the more special because it's real! Marvelous find and excellent composition! #8933874

Tommy E. Burgess 9/27/2010 10:57:25 PM

What a fantastic scene and capture Michelle!! #8933937

Robert K. Bemus 9/28/2010 12:17:31 AM

Great find, color and comp, Michelle!! Sort of reminds me of the Watts Towers in South Central L.A... #8933986

Brett Dolsen 9/28/2010 12:48:40 AM

Not only a great find but a winning composition here Michelle! #8933999

Dick W. Wyatt 9/28/2010 1:05:00 AM

Everyone has said it all on this one, Michelle.
Bet you go back for more. #8934017

mike dougherty 9/28/2010 4:53:55 AM

I love the magic garden.. beautiful capture. #8934360

Randall J. Scholten 9/28/2010 6:25:55 AM

Fascinating photo! #8934627

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 9/28/2010 6:36:31 AM

As usual you captured this BEAUTIFULLY! #8934662

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/28/2010 8:02:06 AM

How cool Michelle, great find, beautifully done..

jo ann c. #8934825

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:00:53 PM

I would have been in Heaven here ;0)

Awesome find and capture Mickey!! #8935739

Sam Britt level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:01:13 PM

Very cool, unique & colorful find. Great capture, Michelle. #8935741

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 9/29/2010 5:11:07 AM

Very cool find and capture, Michelle!
I must visit there sometime! #8936538

Karen Celella level-deluxe 9/29/2010 9:27:41 AM

Very interesting and fun find, that you present beautifully, Michelle. #8937061

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 9/29/2010 2:26:16 PM

Another beauty..fantastic lighting, colors, detail and effects. #8937448

David Van Camp level-deluxe 9/29/2010 7:51:39 PM

This is a really cool, WILD comp! Great colors and comp, very interesting with lot's of details, nice image, really caught my eye, Michelle!! #8937854

Daniel Ruf level-deluxe 10/2/2010 4:25:32 AM

Very, very cool image, Michelle. #8942415

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 10/3/2010 10:02:25 AM

What a marvelous melange of shining glass and rough stone texture, put together in a great composition against the sky. #8944356

william r. griffin level-deluxe 10/3/2010 11:10:46 AM

fantastic shot Michelle, love everything about it !!!fav #8944448

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 10/6/2010 10:06:53 AM

What a great way to recycle!!! Wonderful composition Michelle! #8951532

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 10/7/2010 9:13:25 AM

Wow, Michelle - this place must just be SO amazing to see in person!! A really FABULOUS capture here, my friend!! :o)

BTW, I nearly wore out my scrolling finger getting to the bottom of your comments - mine is No. 58!! Lol!! ;o) #8953573

Anita Tykwinski level-deluxe 10/9/2010 5:33:15 PM

Stunning capture of this colorful mosaic....love it!! #8957112

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/15/2010 10:25:53 AM

Congrats on this very cool Finalist, Michelle! #8968409

Tiia Vissak 10/15/2010 10:27:01 AM

Congratulations! #8968418

Stan Kwasniowski 10/15/2010 10:40:07 AM

Michelle, congratulations #8968532

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/15/2010 11:02:16 AM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Kaye Burazin 10/15/2010 11:03:11 AM

beyond exceptional...congrats #8968763

Douglas Pignet 10/15/2010 11:04:47 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist Award!

Tammy Espino 10/15/2010 11:05:12 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist :) #8968781

Carol Eade level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:16:52 AM

A terrific finalist, Michelle, congratulations! #8968906

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:38:10 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969129

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 10/15/2010 12:13:08 PM

Congrats...very much deserved. #8969460

Jeffrey R. Bange level-deluxe 10/15/2010 12:29:42 PM

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist award and best of luck in the next round. #8969608

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 10/15/2010 12:35:40 PM

This is so neat, Michelle. Congratulations on your finalist! #8969630

Dick W. Wyatt level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:01:39 PM

Congratulations ! #8969759

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:02:57 PM

WTG, Michelle!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your two great FINALISTS this month!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8969762

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:39:48 PM

A celebration for you and Isaiah! Congratulations! #8970032

Brett Dolsen 10/15/2010 2:26:24 PM

Awesome finalist Michelle!!Hope to see this among the upcoming winners!!! #8970283

Rona L. Schwarz 10/15/2010 2:39:07 PM

Super CONGRATULATIONS on this very unique Finalist, Michelle! Hope to see it again! #8970347

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 10/15/2010 4:11:42 PM

Fabulous find and capture, Michelle! Congrats on this beautiful finalist!

Debby #8970861

Carol L. Fowler 10/15/2010 4:18:44 PM

Congrats! WTG! #8970917

Ann Coates level-deluxe 10/15/2010 4:37:10 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist Michelle. #8971087

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/15/2010 4:37:20 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8971088

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/15/2010 6:26:13 PM

Wow...it is amazing! Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle! #8971680

Ian M. Hill level-deluxe 10/15/2010 7:07:42 PM

Congrats Michelle,I knew I would see this again,best of luck! #8971799

Barbara Waldoch 10/15/2010 10:20:44 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Michelle! #8972403

Beverley Scott 10/16/2010 2:22:48 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Michelle! #8972632

Boyd L. Alexander 10/16/2010 6:05:58 AM

WOW! WTG Michelle! Stunning Finalist! #8973122

Mukesh Srivastava 10/16/2010 6:35:36 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Win,Michelle!!! #8973212

Linda Blair 10/16/2010 6:37:01 AM

Wonderful and fun finalist...congrats!!! #8973219

Merna L. Nobile 10/16/2010 8:26:44 AM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Debra R. Harder 10/16/2010 10:22:51 AM

LOVE this, Michelle! So artistic and creative!! Huge congratulations on your brilliant finalist! Deb #8973900

Kathy Coombs 10/16/2010 12:10:08 PM

Wow..that is a cool shot! Congratulations! #8974344

Nadia Paul 10/16/2010 4:50:10 PM

What a wonderful place and beautiful capture Michelle - congrats on your finalist! #8975065

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 10/16/2010 5:00:15 PM


Rony Sagy 10/16/2010 11:17:40 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Michelle. #8975725

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/17/2010 11:42:22 AM

Big Congratulations on this awesome finalist Michelle!

jo ann c.

Patricia A. Stalter 10/17/2010 12:38:47 PM

This deserves to win! #8977162

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/17/2010 6:03:45 PM

Oh, thank you so much Michelle! And you have a spectacular piece of art work here! Congratulations yourself!! #8978352

Sharon Sawyer level-deluxe 10/18/2010 10:44:20 PM

WTG, Michelle!!! HUGE congrats on your fantastic & well deserved finalist!!! #8982170

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 10/18/2010 11:45:17 PM

A wonderful image and finalist,Michelle!! Congratulations!! #8982209

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 10/19/2010 9:50:13 AM

You bet, it's a winner. No suprise there. #8983356

Sabrina Ryan 10/19/2010 7:06:50 PM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist photo, Michelle! #8984523

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 10/21/2010 1:47:00 PM

Such a cool image and creation, congratulations Michelle! #8988174

ALLEN O. HOWARD 10/21/2010 6:57:58 PM

WoW!!! Awesome Michelle! Congratulations! #8988616

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 10/21/2010 11:04:11 PM

HUGE Photobucket on your BEAUTIFUL and COLORFUL Finalist, Michelle!!!



Tommy E. Burgess 10/23/2010 12:57:26 AM

Belated congratulations on your fantastic finalist Michelle!!! #8990773

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 10/25/2010 12:35:35 PM

Amazing! Love the way you've caught the light! And belated congratulations Michelle! #8995060

Rosemary Sampson level-deluxe 10/26/2010 5:11:45 AM

Awesome capture! Love the colors, shapes and lighting! Well done! #8996494

Rosemary Sampson level-deluxe 10/26/2010 5:11:59 AM

Awesome capture! Love the colors, shapes and lighting! Well done! #8996495

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 11/8/2010 9:05:24 AM

Michelle, I absolutely love this! You know, I have always wanted to creat something like this! WOuld love to visit that place!
CONGRATULATIONS on this exceptional Finalist! WTG! #9021207

Lorri Shank 11/22/2010 7:58:17 AM

A very busy scene but you framed it so well! Nice job. Congrats on the FINALIST! #9057286

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Just one tiny isolation of wonderment at Philadelphia's Magic Garden on 1022 South Street. This was the place that Sean could not wait to show me.
(from a Google Search):

Covering an indoor and outdoor space equivalent to half a city block, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens glisten with creativity, urban renaissance and a hint of madness.

Isaiah Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed the space out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards and other artistic knick-knacks.


Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 9/27/2010 2:59:43 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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