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A close up view of the combination padlock at the front end of the boat.
And a little bit of evidence that the chain has indeed been painted red !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jul 2012 - 11:00 AM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:At the sharp end 2.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:26 Aug 2012 - 10:49 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General
Votes:67

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 10:57 PM

Great abstract here Mick.
All that art at fringe has affected you!
KateTongue

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:01 PM

There is a bit of everything you like here Mick. Another fine example of observing and recording grot.

Albert

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:08 PM

combination locks are so easy to break!! WinkGrinGrin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8685 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:12 PM

A bus? Looks like a padlock to meGrin.
That coating of red paint isn't going to last long.
I like the combination of elements in this, Mick, and the textured boat background.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:18 PM

lots to think about and look at in the image, all working well to gether to tell a story, or rather, ask a question!

Why red paint>|?

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:22 PM

Quite a variety of bits an pieces to this one, Mick, with a lot of different textures and tones, all captured in great detail: the red painted links are such a bonus.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
26 Aug 2012 - 11:28 PM

Excellent composition Mick, think you've got the right combination to pull in a few clicks here,
FredGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:36 PM

they have been painting OVER the rust. sacrilege!
love the rust stains on the 'stainless' steel.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:37 PM

Cracking shot Mick, great colours and textures, good composition too Smile

Hugh

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:12 AM

A superb piece of observation! Well composed. Lots of interesting 'details' to ponder over - and the great textures of the rust, flaking paint and that red chain! GrinGrin
Lavina

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:40 AM

Good news for you Mick, the paint is coming of so the rust will set in soon. - gary

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tonyguitar
27 Aug 2012 - 2:08 AM

Saw the original image. It was very good. This is much closer and has all the elements like interest colour and composition. Also excellent! TG

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32328 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:37 AM

An image so crammed packed with many questions and possible narratives, on which I certainly like to think about whilst viewing.

Regards Nathan

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:45 AM

A nice study, Mick -- and how exactly does one paint a chain?
-=\Walter

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:39 AM

A combination of wonderful textures, shapes and grot....purfik !

Barry

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LynneJoyce
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27 Aug 2012 - 7:20 AM

Yet more fascinating colours and textures.

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wnbeat
wnbeat  829 forum posts Scotland
27 Aug 2012 - 7:32 AM

Powder coated !Wink Good shot
N

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:06 AM

Lots and lots of grotty paint and grotty rust, to go with this really really grotty day. Terrific detail Mick, can't see any detail in my garden today just a wet blurSad
Carole

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:21 AM

Good close up Mick. Have you tried guessing the numbers that unlock it? Go on, have a go, but don't fall overboard while you're doing it Smile

John Smile

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27 Aug 2012 - 8:25 AM

Did you pick that paint to see if there was rust underneath???? Well captured. Moira

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:39 AM

Paint on rust? Some people . . .
jon

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:00 AM

Great textured image ,and there's going to be more rust there for you soon Mick as the red paint is peeling off the chain,Why paint it to begin.
NettaSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:04 AM

A lick of paint that isn't going to last for long!
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AM

I'm a bit slow this morning, just twigged Pamela's comment... doh!! Could have been worse, it could have been pink!!

Dave

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:07 AM

When is a bus not a bus? Discuss...
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:33 AM

This is bitingly sharp, Mick, much sharper than the boat itself. Cracking detail and great detail of the cracked paint.

I have no wish to ABUSe my position in the RAS but I think that the chain is actually covered in shrink-on plastic, not pain. At least the plastic is cracking too Smile

On Saturday I posted a picture taken specially for you as repentance for my recent sins against the RAS Rulebook. But you were away on Saturday.

Regards
Bill


Quote: I'm a bit slow this morning, just twigged Pamela's comment... doh!! Could have been worse, it could have been pink!!

Dave

Mick responds exceptionally well to pink, Dave, but only on the right pair of pins.

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:56 AM

Brilliant image Mike, incredible detail and luv the colours, and what a quality lock that is, the best.
nice one.
Darryl.SadSadSad

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reflectionsinlight

like the lines brackets locks and bolts with sold red chain and flaked paint

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RysiekJan
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:40 PM

Sharp, eye catching detail Mick. Like the combination of the various shapes and contrasting textures.

Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:04 PM

So much to see here Mick -
red ....................what more can be said, except I agree with Bill that it looks like plastic Smile
rust obviously and also texture
Nice one
Helen SmileSmile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Super sharp detail, lovely colours, well captured.

John

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:08 PM

Tut tut tut......Some folk never learn, it would take me all of 30 seconds to undo that.....Sign of a mis-spent youth Wink

I'm honest now though Guv....

This might be of interest to you later tonight Hedgehogs

Ade

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:50 PM

Ah Mick did you try the combination yet?Smile
good colours and as per your usual a sharp shot
and if you ''hang around'' long enough those two screws may rust!!
Lillian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:02 PM

A great 'combination' of tones and textures and objects here, Mick! Wink
Trev Smile

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pluckyfilly
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27 Aug 2012 - 9:07 PM

Great picture

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aniamoore
aniamoore  1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 11:31 PM

.....and the number is???????????????? Peeling off alreadyTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue?????!!!!!!! This image got everything you could wish for, Mick!!!!!!! Like it a lot!!!!!! AniaWink

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27 Aug 2012 - 11:36 PM

Lovely sharp details Mick.great colours,well done..Lin

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bobsblues
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28 Aug 2012 - 7:05 AM

Is that a device for working out lottery numbers Mick. Excellent close up good tones and textures , like it Mick
Rob

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:03 AM

who would bother to paint a chain ....
bit like stuffing a mushroom ....

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28 Aug 2012 - 4:42 PM

8639...remember those numbers. I don't know why..just remember them.
A good sharp well focussed image Mick with a tremendous amount of mundane interest.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 4:49 PM

'A Master {A++++} "RAS" Image Composition!!' ~ Peter Wink

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29 Aug 2012 - 2:43 PM

This has it all, Mick. Rust, non-rust, texture, colour...and a couple of screwheads.

Well composed and shot grot.

Andrew

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30 Aug 2012 - 9:46 AM

You could get that hung in the national gallery mick! make a fortune lol. like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:30 PM

A perfect 'combination' of colours and textures Mick. Great stuff. paul

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Fefe
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31 Aug 2012 - 6:56 PM

That is no bus mickGrin
Love the crazy paint
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2 Sep 2012 - 4:02 AM

superb details & textures in this one
like the red...

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5 Sep 2012 - 8:41 PM

I don't know about A BUS Mick, but this image has certainly made the epzers' stop and look. The lack of time at my disposal recently has meant that i am at the back of the queue It looks like you conducted a thorough investigation of that old boat, and just like a ticket inspector on the buses you did not miss a trick!Wink

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