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Someone at my club told me about a mine on the outskirts of Edinburgh that closed down in the 60's which still had some rusty bits and bobs lying about.
A rusty bit here.(Or perhaps it is a rusty bob !!)

Brand:KONICA MINOLTA
Camera:Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Lens:Minolta 35/70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 1:42 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Bits and bobs.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:30 Aug 2012 - 11:53 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General
Votes:64

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 12:04 AM

Dont know if its a bit or a bob Mick but it looks like its attached to a lancashire boiler front plate.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 12:06 AM

Nice one. And I love the little cobweb too! Grin
Lavina

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 12:08 AM

Well it's a bit of a big bob and a rusty one at that, great shot Mick

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 12:24 AM

A big BIT and a big BOB,,wonder what it helped pump,,nice detail and colour Mick,,

Aidan,,

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
31 Aug 2012 - 12:28 AM

Glad I don't have to unbolt those flanges Mick,
excellent detail captured,
Fred.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 1:04 AM

A big bit???????????? GIANT I will say, MickGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin!!!!!!! AniaWink

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:23 AM

Either way it has made an interesting capture even to the cobweb……..
Hope you enjoyed your mac/cheese. You're mentioning it gave me the
idea for tea also but we haven't had it in ages…..

Jocelia……..

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:29 AM

Good bits and bobs, still in pretty good shape--- a wonderful find!

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tonyguitar
31 Aug 2012 - 2:47 AM

Not exactly a bit,... that sure is heavy duty plumbing. You arranged things very well. Rust can look so good when well composed. TG

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Ayoob
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31 Aug 2012 - 3:21 AM

A beautiful light and colours ,Mick -excellent shot....Grin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:43 AM

Mick, Please send me a PM, giving me the reason why so many members including your good self are fascinated by 'RUST'. I feel is if I am out of the 'loop' and in someway, 'lost the blooming plot'.

Regards Nathan

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:37 AM

It's a thingummyjig, surely, and a beautifully shaped and textured one at that.

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:45 AM

I am not an expert but I would say that this a pleasing capture expertly showing the detail and texture of an ancient rusty BOB.

Albert

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reflectionsinlight

I always think of the amont of work that went into making these components now left to nature,nice image

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

Worth a visit for you then to see this,amd it's a great shot with that little web giving you extra mark
Netta

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wnbeat
wnbeat  941 forum posts Scotland
31 Aug 2012 - 7:52 AM

This could be your idea of a gold mine , rust nirvana, Is the Lady Victoria still a working museum ?? I did some work on the winding engine there many years ago
N

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morpheus1955
31 Aug 2012 - 7:57 AM

Fantastic bit of rust Mick, great textures and tones, looks like to have found a major source of rust :-0

Hugh

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 - 8:24 AM

Lots of detail and texture in this one Mick. Well captured
Jim

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:57 AM

Doing what you do best Mick.Wink
Joan.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:21 AM

I rather think a 'bit' is U.S. English for a 'bob', but I'm not switched on to modern terminology these days. Moira will insist that I never was switched on Wink
There are some really nice, stout flanged joints there; I can't imagine the rust causing great devastation for a while yet. Perhaps worthy of an annual report?
Love the web, too Smile
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1078 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:26 AM

So you are getting your camera club members roped in as well! Nice to see insanity spreading...
Moira

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 9:34 AM

Mick don't you think you should have asked Bob first before taking this image? He must have been quite a big chap for this rust chunk to be left lying around, or perhaps he is just a little chap and the chunk was too heavy and by the look of those cobwebs it has been neglected for some timeSmile
Carole

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Aug 2012 - 11:20 AM

Bits & bobs good job it's not Bob's Bits instead! then you would need his permission ha ha ha, you can trust in rust, like it nice one! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 11:36 AM

Nothing a bit of WD40 and a large ring spanner won't shift Tongue

Ade

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 11:54 AM

Didn't something rather unfortunate happen to Bobbitt Tongue

A 'nuts and bolts' rust image here, Mick.

Dave

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 396 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 1:09 PM

I like this one alot Mike, nice compposition and rust textures, the perfect subject.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 3:48 PM

Or maybe they're Bob's bits.
x

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:57 PM

Looks like a bob up top with a bit below. And a curving row of blibbles on the left.

Andrew

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 4:58 PM

I think it's a bob! But I suppose it depends where you come from....Wink Bit or bit, it's a great shot, Mick Smile
Trev Smile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:20 PM

It's a fair old lump Mick, and if it where down this part of the World, it would've been in the Scrap yard by now. Smile

John Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Rust is in your blood, and it's catching, Me for one I'm hooked line and sinker, nice colour bonus is the web

John

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 342 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:02 PM

Mick, nice comp and layout, strong detail and as always great tones.




Paul.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 6:47 PM

Well you have every rust colour possible here I thinkGrinGrin
Great textures and nice cobwebs to go with it!
Think I will nip by your pf............ I never find your images naturally, not surprised at this time of nightSad
Diane

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
31 Aug 2012 - 7:22 PM

Definitely a bob as opposed to a bit Mick. I like that web in the middle of the thingymabob! Moira

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44080 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 7:39 PM

It's all very well you giving this image the title of 'Bits & Bobs' Mick, but you have to inform us as to which bit is the Bob and which bit is, well.....the bit.
Must try harder. See me. 5/10

Malc

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:10 PM

Can't join in debate about technicalities,
I just like the curves.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 10:51 PM

Some wonderful grot, Mick. But then again, I would expect nothing less. Smile
-=\Walter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 11:43 PM

Interesting to read all the comments above, Mick: hope you have managed to convince Nathan that your subjects are a worthwhile pursuit, being good exercises in colour, detail and textures.
Guess this disused mine could be a mine of subjects for you (sorry about that pun).
Ronnie.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

The flanges on that pipe are enormous, did they make them so big because they had only one size of spanner?
Great rust and I'm looking forward to the bobs.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 12:05 PM

Now Mick I'm a rusty Bob and thas a rusty bit kep the facts right ,excellent capture mate.Wink
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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 12:50 PM

An Icon in photographic circle...Not the rust but you goodself. Keep at it.Nathan will join you soon.

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1 Sep 2012 - 4:15 PM

love your rusty bits& bops ...Wink

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elainebaker
1 Sep 2012 - 7:12 PM

A great image, well done for finding it Smile

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 9:42 PM

'Superbly rendered macro "RAS" Imagery!' ~ LEx Wink

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2 Sep 2012 - 4:28 AM

bit or bob... it is definitely rusty

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 5:04 PM

I think you could get a few bob for this one MickWink..Lin

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5 Sep 2012 - 8:45 PM

It looks like you have found a real gold mine Mick or should that be rust mine! lol I'm sure you will get plenty more images from this new location.

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Chinga
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6 Sep 2012 - 11:43 AM

Excellent compo! Love the spiders webs included. Grin
IB

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