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Destroyed Dime

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I love shooting macro photos, especially involving things that don't move. It really allows you to leave the shutter open for a while and get some crazy detail on very small objects. For me, it takes a lot of things that people would find mundane and turns them into objects of beauty.

I took a failed trip to McLogan's this morning, not knowing that they would be closed on Friday. As the foremost supplier to the screen printing and sign-making industries in LA, it seemed like a place that would be open, but it wasn't. As I made my way back to the freeway, I noticed a Starbucks, with open street parking, smack dab in the middle of downtown LA. Seeing a leprechaun would have been more reasonable. To stave off my hallucinations, I thought I would avail myself of the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant and rare Starbuck's beverage.

The lady who took my drink order mentioned when she gave me change that this one particular dime kept turning up in the store, such that it always ended up in the tip jar or part of the till. Thinking that our hero had some amazing ability to track ordinary coins, the barista cleared things up when she held up this dime.

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Be baffled by my overactive imagination and access to a 50 mm macro lens after the jump. Both pics by © / Pesky Humans