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Not just any scaffolding pole here but an Acro prop.They are use to support any load bearing weight.However,I do not trust them.To me they are just like an extended car jack.And how many of you out there did any work underneath your car with it up on jacks,without a pile of bricks for a bit of added security ?

Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Lens:28/140 (35mm film equivalent)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Macro acro
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:29 Sep 2010 - 11:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
Votes:46

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 11:29 PM

Whatever your reservations about this piece if kit, you have captured it with some amazing detail, Mick. That G11 is certainly proving its worth for this type of shot. The detail, colours and textures are all so well recorded.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2010 - 11:42 PM

stunning detail mick cracking colour and textures too love the title nice one Wink
andy

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 12:17 AM

A great shot Mick I see what you mean about how good compacts are for close work. - gary

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 12:17 AM

What a superb image Mick great colours and textures, I have to agree with your reservations, I dont think I would fancy standing under what ever it was supporting.

Hugh

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 12:37 AM

Great detail as always. Had me fooled until I read your summary. I thought it was something to do with the Scottish Gas Board.
Rob

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 12:43 AM

SGB was the company that hire out this equipment Rob,and they have been taken over by a company called Harsco.Not much point in changing the lettering in the older equipment I suppose !!
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 30 Sep 2010 - 12:43 AM

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 4:02 AM

Nice one! I think I would trust it, the way I look I don't think it would matter if it collapsed! lol. Great rusty textures, that's the subject that grabs me.
Les

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
30 Sep 2010 - 5:50 AM

Great detailed shot! Well done.

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Imagephotographics

Excellent detail captured here Mick, well done again !

Chris

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 6:54 AM

I agree - top detail in this Mike - as for car jacks, I've never needed one, I drive Ford !...Bill

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RysiekJan
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30 Sep 2010 - 7:19 AM

Like the title Mick. Agree with whats been said above plus the diagonal format really suits the shape of the jacking piece.

Richard

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gingerdelight
30 Sep 2010 - 8:38 AM

Great detail, great angle, great rust, great cobwebs!!!!!
Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7419 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 8:56 AM

Looks like a sword hilt to me, a rusty Excalibur. So where's your Lady of the Rusty Lake going to rise up?
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 9:03 AM

I always worked under my car using only the jack - we couldn't afford the bricks. But nowadays I need something like this metal prop to support my camera bag while I'm using the Emergency Lumix Wink
Regards
Bill

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 11:59 AM

This is extreemly well photographed Mike. The detail and tones are spot on. The clarity is wonderful and the exposure is great. Please except my award of the week. Well done
Carol

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akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 12:25 PM

Superb image, great detail and fantastic colours. Well taken.
Akhtar

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TonyWatson
30 Sep 2010 - 1:18 PM

Acro props alsways good for rust and grot and most often caked on cement where they have been maintained so well.
Not me with the jacks mate, always favoured the option of getting some other mug underneath the motor whilst its balanced up in the air.
Nice shot, all that is missing is the obligatory builders bum.
Doc

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 2:48 PM

I wouldn't want to be under it or on it either. Judging by the cobwebs and orange stuff not sure how well maintained it'd be! Well spotted Mick, I enjoy the textures and diagonal compo.
Barbara

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 5:13 PM

Good textural study Mick, like the angle.
Dave

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 5:24 PM

Love the angle, colour and detail Mick, and yes, i remember the trusty Acro from my building site Days, and sometimes they look VERY dodgy when extented full stroke.

John Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 7:52 PM

I am so pleased to be no 0 for this delightfully stunning example of an Acro prop. How fascinating.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 11:20 PM

Love it Mick

Bernie

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2010 - 12:52 AM

thats not moved for some time,you should be in bed by now i made it ten mistresses, you need your rest.

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NobbytheNobster

Excellent shot Mick, nice colour, detail and title. By changing the angle, you've made this otherwise fairly osdinary subject really stand out,
Great stuff mate.
Cheers for your comments on my last post, i really appreciate it Wink
Have a great weekend....Ricky.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2010 - 10:25 AM

A great rust shot Mick,love the colour and detail in this one,
saeid

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Suehh
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1 Oct 2010 - 6:38 PM

Superb! And love the title too.

Sue

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Andree_Borrel

Screaming detail Mick and as usual always an interesting write up

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2010 - 10:45 PM

Excellent capture, Mick, with fine color & details. Have a wonderful Scottish Weekend. Ciao...Pietro

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nickyv32
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2 Oct 2010 - 2:17 PM

Certainly looks untrustworthy to me, great shot

Nicky

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photophantom
4 Oct 2010 - 9:24 AM

superb detail
Dennis

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 4:13 PM

Happy to make this '40'

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2010 - 7:58 AM

I really like this one Mike, nice composition, great textures and a good subject. And, not to forget the rust!
Johanna

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Glostopcat
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9 Oct 2010 - 5:58 PM

Another great find Mick, terrific detail and textures in this one

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StephenBrighton
31 Dec 2010 - 11:18 AM

This is such a lovely photograph.

I would like to thank you for spending so much time sharing around work and appreciating the work of others on this site. In particular I'm very grateful for your attention to my work.

Have a great 2011!

Best wishes

Stephen

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