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More from Brenzett Aeronautical Museum.
Thanks for looking,
Moira
Edit: I have added a flipped version for comparison, following Helen's comment. It entirely changes the mood to something much more positive, forward-looking - whereas for me V1 is about sadness and looking towards the past.
Edit Edit: V3 is for Albert and Danny, V4 for Barry. Any more requests??

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 4:24 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Rust never sleeps 2
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Votes:69
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:21 AM

Thought this was Bill's when I first saw the thumb!
Good use of DOF to give emphasis to the rusty cog with the spidery web.

Albert

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:23 AM

A cracking lump Moira, which certainly has seen its better days. As Albert so kindly pointed out, the good use of DoF certainly emphasises the detail in the webbed cog.

Regards Nathan

RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:24 AM

Great viewed large, love the detail of the web on the cog Moira.
Robin

franken
franken e2 Member 123125 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:26 AM

Excellent use of DOF and lovely rust Moira!

Ken

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:31 AM

Just enough detail to speculate upon . . .
jon

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:32 AM

I reCOGnised this straight away Moira, very nice dof and detail.
And that reminds me, I really must upload some of mine for the Musuem soon Smile

John Smile

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:34 AM

Brilliant shot Moira, great textures and tones,good dof too Smile

Hugh

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:34 AM

Great dof Moira and a web which links well with your title - the cogs may well sleep, but the rust is awake 24/7 SmileSmile
[I'm reading it right to left - have you tried flipping it?]
Helen

juliewhite
27 Aug 2012 - 8:58 AM

Ooooooh do like a rusty cog!

Marvelous pic.

(But could someone explain DOF please...I am guessing the F is focus?)

Julie

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:01 AM

Thanks everyone, I'm delighted with the reception this has received. It was taken during a visit with Dave87, the Mr & Mrs lifesnapper, Ann Chown and Sarah Sezz.
Helen
Quote: I'm reading it right to left - have you tried flipping it?

I see eyes, looking leftwards so towards the past. I had thought of flipping, to show how it can change the mood of an image. Will add it as V2.
While I'm doing that Bill will explain DOF for Julie.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 27 Aug 2012 - 9:02 AM
fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:09 AM

I think I might prefer No. 2 but personally would crop away some of the RH side.

Albert

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:17 AM

My p.m. to Julie:

'dof' stands for Depth of Field; explained simply, that's the amount that's in focus from front to back of the picture.
Mostly landscape photographs will have complete or extreme depth of field, in other words everything will be in focus; many macro pictures will have shallow depth of field simply because the focus is so close that the system won't record detail much further away so the background becomes reduced to a blur. And of course there are all shades in between. It depends on how close you are to the subject and how wide the aperture is in the lens.

Some photographers (such as me and Moira ) use shallow dof deliberately just because they like the effect. Here is a recent example.

But beware - many commentators on epz use the abbreviation to refer to shallow dof only!

Hope this is at least a little bit clearer.

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 27 Aug 2012 - 9:18 AM
Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:28 AM

Eloquently put Mr W.

JohnChambersPhotography

Good shot, I like v2, for me it has more impact and just looks better, good colours and the web is a nice touch.

John

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:34 AM

Competant historical images Moira, always seeing what most would miss or certainly not engage with. A credit to your style and reason for photography.
Ron.

twelvemegs
27 Aug 2012 - 9:35 AM

Excellent detail and colour Moira, really like the shallow dof.
V2 works best for me. I wonder if that means something.

David

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:46 AM

The shallow focus gives a better view here in my opinion of the cogs and rusty bits, than might be found if the lens was stopped down further. You could argue all day about which is right and which is wrong, we read in this country from left to right so it's more natural to our eyes.

Dougie

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:48 AM

I agree with David, Moira, and V2 works better for me too only because of the working of my brain.

RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 777 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 9:48 AM

I do like some rust and interesting to see how the flipping creates a different impression.

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:30 AM

Nice rusty cogs.................. either way for meGrin
Diane

reflectionsinlight

nice mix of dof and colour

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:01 AM

Its amazing how flipping an image can change the mood and meaning, as for the image I like the selective focus and out of focus areas, could easily be one of Bills. - gary

RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 11:37 AM

Excellent combination of colours, textures, shapes and selective focussing. Like it.

Richard

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:01 PM

I hope this does not start a trend Moira,
where RAS members will be called ''sad''
with the rust they upload !!
Looks all perfectly cheerful to me.
Good shots.
Up,down,left,right,or any such way whatsoever !!
Mick.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:13 PM

What a difference it makes how one looks at the world....dextra or sinestra that is the question!

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

Interesting comments above...
Quote: What a difference it makes how one looks at the world....dextra or sinestra that is the question!

Well I'm left-eyed and partially left-handed (I'm right-handed for anything involving an implement, left-handed for everything else). So I guess that explains a lot...
Thanks again everyone, and I hope your Bank Holiday Monday is brighter than ours.
Moira

Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:30 PM

Wow - I would've never have believed that flipping it would make such a difference to the overall feel of it. Clever stuff Smile

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 12:32 PM

Great rusty image
NettaSmile

Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:47 PM

Great shot, I didn't think flipping would make so much difference.
Sylvia

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:48 PM

But have you tried inverting it with a square crop. A good image moira and photographed with good camera technique.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 2:24 PM

More cognitive thinking! I'm left-handed, left-eyed, right-footed, hold a cricket bat/golf club right handed, and am equally crap when throwing darts with either hand! v2 looks more balanced but not getting any emotional variations between them, perhaps I need to focus on more cogs to get my teeth into.

Dave

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:07 PM

If you ask me, which you've probably got more sense than to do, this would look much better with them little pipes pointing up !
However whatever way you do it, it's a lovely image, and does seem to be raising that question again about right-to-left/left-to-right perceptions.

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:15 PM

I thought `flipping' was a tax dodge employed by MPs WinkGrinGrin

peekay2001
27 Aug 2012 - 3:28 PM

interesting and engaging.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:54 PM

The reader--usually--- reads from left to right---words and images---right to left (usually) requires a bit more thinking to see what the image is saying

Now-- those who read right to left-- please comment-- how do you see it?

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:40 PM


Quote: But have you tried inverting it with a square crop.


Quote: If you ask me, which you've probably got more sense than to do, this would look much better with them little pipes pointing up !

I have just returned, somewhat tipsy, from an indoor barbecue (it's Bank Holiday Monday...), all these possibilities are making me feel dizzy. OK I'm feeling silly enough, Adobe here I come...
Moira

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:55 PM

look out Bill I feel it could be your lucky night.

UrbaneMagick
27 Aug 2012 - 7:13 PM

rust, people loves it Smile

GarethSmile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:24 PM

Some fine speciamens of rust here, Moira, and good use of depth of field. Think V2 has to be my fave, with them all 'looking' from left to right Wink
Trev Smile

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:52 PM

shallow DOF worked well, good detail and textures.
regards
Yung

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:56 PM

Your crop in No. 3 is a bit more severe than I envisaged. For me No. 2 remains the best of the bunch!

Albert

shush
shush  4 Canada7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:05 PM

Excellent set of images. I like the detail and dof and for me I favour the V1.

Sushil

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:07 PM

Great colors and nice gritty detail. Very nice use of DOF.
-=\Walter
A fan of Neil Young?

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:55 PM

Gosh Moira your comments get longer and longerTongue your pic today is exactly how I feel rusty and full of cobwebsWink when I try for similar they don't turnout as good as this

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:43 PM

v4 Smile looks completely quirky. Rust works, it always inspires. So it can't sleep Wink

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 4:04 PM

Isn't is FAScinating how orientation completely changes things??? Goodness. My favourite here has to be V4, Moira. It looks like a collection of things laid out on a table. And it's reminded me of my old radio-controlled car days (good days) when gears and suspension bits were laid out as I took apart and modified the car/buggy. I must hasten to add that none of them were remotely rusty, though Grin

Andrew

Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 11:37 PM

You had the right lens to hand when you saw these Moira. the cobweb is the icing on the cake for me.

Nigel

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM

Rust is! and will remain so! great stuff love it, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 4:00 AM

superb colours & comp.
#3 for square Smile

tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 8:48 AM

You always manage such beautiful textures and colours in your rust shots Moira!
Tony

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 - 10:00 PM

Beauty out of rusty doo-das! GrinGrinGrinGrin Excellent! IB

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