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Glad you like my late critter... the ragged butterfly has to do for a while.. but tomorrow we'll be out with the Land Rover and I hope to get some silly Sunday shots.Still trying to make up my mind what to replace my 70-300 with, it is sold and I 'm drawn bewenn the push-pull 80-200 2.8 and a Tokina 70-210 2.8.

Here is an antique parking meter, we couldn't figure out how it worked but the lines in the rust certainly mean something to an archaeologist. Or I could just ask Mick B.

Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:tamron SP 90mm 2.5 MF Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:90
Lens Max Aperture:f/wide enough
Shutter Speed:no shutters on the wallsec
Exposure Comp:2 bricks
Exposure Mode:index finger
Metering Mode:straight ahead
White Balance:no, rusty
Title:14 th century parking meter
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:19 Oct 2012 - 8:57 PM
Tags:Parking meter, Ras, Ring, Rust, Saturday shadow, Shadow, Siena, Transport
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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:19 PM

Great detailed image with great shadow.
NettaSmile

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:25 PM

Well, the icon at the bottom of the straight section looks like the trash can icon on my PC. So, maybe that says something about what happens to those who park too long.
You obviously choose the number one exposure mode. When it comes to choosing the correct modem I'm all thumbs.
-\Walter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:29 PM

Intriguing, obviously not pointless though!!Grin

Dave

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Oct 2012 - 9:32 PM

Like the detail captured here Annette, especially the engraving, a nice rusty capture,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:43 PM

An interesting object, Annette, beautifully displayed with this strong side lighting and cast shadows.
Ronnie.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:49 PM

One for the shadows brigade and the RAS!
Rather a decorative piece whatever it's use!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 9:56 PM

Lovely detail and shadow in this well captured image Annette
Jim

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 9:57 PM

Pre Saturday shadows here - lovely shot.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 10:13 PM

A very fine Saturday shadow has arrived prematurely ~ you have made the best of the rather harsh light.

Albert

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Humblebee
Humblebee e2 Member 2Humblebee vcard England
19 Oct 2012 - 10:58 PM

Lovely capture Annette, with lots of rust and shadows - shame modern day parking meters aren't as attractive ... Carol Grin

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thedon1941
thedon1941 e2 Member 2thedon1941 vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 11:07 PM

Great title. Well spotted and captured shot. Don

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 11:10 PM

Could it be a place to tie your horse? We have such hanging around still! A great shot!


not that old tho!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 11:27 PM

Jenn is right of course but this one is really old and I think goes well with her horseshoes Smile

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 349 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 12:54 AM

Annette, very nice work here, super detail and lighting........I think this one shows off your skill with the camera. It has detail tone and lighting all in one, and for that requires a UA.........


Paul.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 6:42 AM

Great shadows and rust, Annette, and looking at the state of the brickwork, it was well used in the 14th century Smile. Carol

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
20 Oct 2012 - 7:47 AM

Rust and shadow Annette great capture.

John

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 7:56 AM

A wonderful find Annette SmileSmile
Helen

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 8:07 AM

brilliant detail and textures annette wonderful light and shadows love the title too a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 8:45 AM

Grin Nathan

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digital_boi
20 Oct 2012 - 11:41 AM

serves well for the grott brigade and the shadow Saturday crowd

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 12:01 PM

Rust and shadows....all the stuff of a very fine image.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44302 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 1:02 PM

This is a sun-operated parking meter, Annette. Each hole on the shaft represents one hour. You put your parking peg in the hole according to many hours parking you want, and when the shadow caused by the sun reaches your hole, your time is up.
I know this theory has many flaws, but I am feeling silly a day too early.Grin

Malc

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 3:23 PM

Malc is wrong as usual annette.
The lines are to mark the amount of parking attendants that were hung,drawen and quartered
after they put a ticket on some locals horse and cart !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3120 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 5:26 PM

Fantastic, Annette, and a brilliant title, made me laughWink. Well spotted and superbly captured and presented.
Nice one.
Darryl. x Smile

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basith
basith e2 Member 2basith vcard Sri Lanka
20 Oct 2012 - 5:57 PM

Well detailed image,
Beautiful texture & shadow.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

Great title, an interesting subject, and a nice find, Annette.
It's an antique metal hitching post, or a horse tie hitching post ring, and I found one similar to yours here.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 6:31 PM

What fun Annette. If only life now was as uncomplicated !!WinkWinkWinkWink
Ron

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Lillian
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20 Oct 2012 - 8:37 PM

Great Annette, lovely details in the stone
love the light captured
Lillian

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Oleg_Lobzin
Oleg_Lobzin e2 Member 4Oleg_Lobzin vcard Russian Federation
20 Oct 2012 - 9:25 PM

Light and shadow, metal and stone, amazingly.
Regards, Oleg.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
21 Oct 2012 - 9:48 AM

That is a lovely parking meter wonder where you put the dosh lol. nice one Annette and like the shadow, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
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21 Oct 2012 - 4:48 PM

Some of the explanations are rather amusing Annette, a great find indeed

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