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You know how sometimes you see a thing and it sets off little creative sparkles in your brain parts? Well, that’s what happened when I spotted this striking piece of art:

©Von Wong Production 2021 – http://www.TurnOffThePlasticTap.com

Giant “Faucet” Spewing Single-Use Plastic Urges Us To Reconsider Our Plastic Use

When I saw this my first thought (after “Ok, that’s insanely cool”) was “How can I do that? 

Lucky me (and you, if you’re so inclined), the artist has not only created this installation* but turned it into an interactive opportunity. Just as I was visualizing the steps needed to trim a tap like that and build a fountain of plastics, I spotted this:

If you are an artist or creative that would like to participate, join us in creating a remix of the Giant Plastic Tap

— This three story tall giant art installation is leaking plastics into different environments – Von Wong Blog 

Don’t mind if I do! If you want to join the fun, all files needed to remix your very own giant plastic tap are available here:

Remix the Giant Plastic Tap – Photoshop Challenge! – Dropbox Paper

Check out this post for more details on usage.

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I’m practicing new photo processing techniques and thought this was a good place to start. Lots to learn (ugh, lighting and color balance! I was in a hurry, but still) and this challenge is a great way to do it.

Tap image ©Von Wong Production 2021 – http://www.TurnOffThePlasticTap.com, Photos by Jordan RowlandJeff Finley on Unsplash
Tap images ©Von Wong Production 2021 – http://www.TurnOffThePlasticTap.com, Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

* Von Wong’s mind-bending original project was sponsored by the Embassy of Canada in France. Because Canadians are awesome. Every single one!

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Oh, this is fun. If you have a little map, environment and/or geography geek streak, check out this interactive:

River Runner by Sam Learner

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“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”

― Wendell Berry

When a raindrop falls, where does it go? If it falls on my hometown, it flows 390km to the Atlantic Ocean.

If it falls on the Denver Broncos’ Mile High 50-yard line, just east of the Continental Divide, the path to the Gulf of Mexico is 3862km!

Click a starting point and the site will calculate a route and then do a visual fly-over. I wish it covered places outside the US but it’s still a fun and impressive window into data from the always excellent USGS.*

* Ah, the USGS, font of so much maptitude! Wait, is that a volcano webcam? Stop browsing, woman, you have work to do! But remind me to tell you my volcano story someday:)

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river running through a forested glade
Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash

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