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. . . having Colman's Mustard.

From Beamish Museum.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2012 - 2:29 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Insist upon . . .
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:25 Sep 2012 - 8:38 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract


Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 8:43 AM

A sign grave yard, well seen Bill.
Regards Richard

gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 8:52 AM

A lovely abstract study of texture and colour Bill.

KingBee e2 Member 8399 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 8:53 AM

I know Colman's Mustard is strong stuff - especially the 'English' version which tends to dissolve the lining of your nose (this from a chile freak, by the way, who uses an asbestos fork to eat his home-made curries.....) - but this is ridiculous. A fine shot, William, and, funnily enough, I knew it was a sign for Colman's before I even read your short intro. Jings, am I that old? Wink



woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:08 AM

Bob - since you are no older than me you might remember the series of poster ads whose wording ran more or less: "C'mon Colmans, light my fire". There was one in particular that I had to ignore studiously on my drive into work in Newcastle for fear of leaving the road . . . . I was but young . . .

nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:13 AM

Is it because they lack space or, as the title indicates, because of a queer insistence that they put one sign on top of another, Bill? More reasonably, it might be a matter of style. Anyway, I love it! The torn appearance, the wear, the colours and the rust work so well in this excellent frame.

cats_123 e2 Member 104253 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:33 AM

My Dad would have nothing else..t was my job to mix it for Sunday roast GrinGrin

NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:36 AM

"A sign of the times Bill, a sign of the times?".

Regards Nathan

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:54 AM

Rustard is always the best Bill.


adds that special zing.


Well spotted Bill, a bit of everything in this one, it made me look and think what it was saying before I read your intro, nice one.


SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 11:56 AM

These old sign rust and decay so beautifully.

franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 12:14 PM

The sigh has obviously seen better times but it retains a real character. I love work like this bill. Grin


mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 12:55 PM

A good quality English mustard here Bill.
Far better than the weak stuff these French and Germans make !!
And a good quality image too.
(Now where's my German sausage and French baquette !!)

Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 1:00 PM

Love the colour combination and the textures here Bill!

Sarah *

TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 2:50 PM

My dad used love mustard, and buy this in powder form and mix it himself...it was far too hot for me! Wink A great capture of this decaying sign, Bill Smile
Trev Smile

danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 2:59 PM

I know the sign well Bill. If you have the full version you will see Elvis on it.
A super image and which shows that sometimes the part is better than the whole.

Tibetan  2 England
25 Sep 2012 - 3:43 PM

You can't beat English Mustard clears the nasal passages! clears your ears and eyes all in one go, love it had some on my sausage sandwich lunch time, wonder if it will melt my crowns lol. Great selection of rust and stuff, think you got the lot here like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

wrinkles e2 Member 6351 forum postswrinkles vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 - 3:57 PM

Good old Norfolk mustard.Wink

pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
25 Sep 2012 - 5:13 PM

I like this...!

lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 6:01 PM

What a great find Bill, and so well composed. A quality shot.

John Smile

pdcche e2 Member 4pdcche vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 - 8:54 PM

Love the rusty edges and colourful old enamel signs Bill, great image, Peter
Seems i joined the club then Bill, thanks the nice comment..
Where there's rot there's grot..

AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 9:56 PM

It's still recognisable Bill despite all the wear and tear.

gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:30 PM

I love the layers of signs -- taking us into the past as we peel off top layers.

Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 6:46 PM

A superb study of texture and colours

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