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"A Touch of Rust"

By RonnieAG
These two are for Mick {mikbee} whilst he is otherwise engaged with events at the Edinburgh Fringe, and I just hope he does not mind my encroaching on territory that he has made his own.

V 1: WD Mersey, a suction hopper dredger making it's way up river........the aft superstructure is so pristine and at odds with the rest of the ship.
This ship was constructed in Venice and launched in 1984.
V 2: Passing HMS Dragon (D35).

Many thanks to all who commented on and voted for my last posting.......much appreciated.
I apologise for only clicking today.......have been so busy with other commitments.


Tags: Transport Rust Dredger R clyde Naval vessel

Voters: gary_d, Big_Beavis, mikbee and 55 more

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gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
25 Aug 2011 12:09AM
I don't think Mick will mind, he seems to have other things on it at the moment, these are great Ronnie. - gary

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mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
25 Aug 2011 12:23AM
Looks like it has had a new superstructure fitted at some time Ronnie.
A good bit of grot to keep my withdrawal systems at bay.
A man can only stand so much scantily clad girls you know !!
JPatrickM 9 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 12:26AM
Nice bit of rust, Ronnie. And I like the contrast with the spotless HMS Dragon.
25 Aug 2011 12:47AM
Lovely clear images lots of detail
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
25 Aug 2011 1:42AM
Fantastic boats--- I like the white one in v2 with the red monster!
lesliea 7 2 Australia
25 Aug 2011 1:45AM
Very nice image Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
25 Aug 2011 3:44AM
It's funny how Mick is the rust specialist! But you are giving him a good run for the money, Ronnie. I have to say I love that HMS Dragon - what a beauty! Get more shots of that!
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
25 Aug 2011 5:37AM
Quite a contrast in V.2, Ronnie Smile. Well spotted and captured. Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 7:36AM
What a contrast, the older one gives some lovely reflections. Well spotted. Carole
moiral 6 12 Scotland
25 Aug 2011 7:41AM
2 lovely shots Ronnie. Moira
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 7:45AM
good morning ronnie
two belters wonderful rust and detail v2 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
25 Aug 2011 8:02AM
two fine shots
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 8:14AM
Two cracking shots Ronnie, excellent bit of rust, for me it has to be V2.

25 Aug 2011 8:15AM
" A touch of rust " ???????
And the rest Wink
7 10 10 England
25 Aug 2011 8:42AM
Quite a contrast. The bit of rust could be sending out a warning - I too was once beautiful.Sad
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 9:15AM
2 very good shots composition great
25 Aug 2011 10:04AM
V2 for me Ronnie the older boat looks extremely tatty next to the Royal Navy's finest.

saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
25 Aug 2011 10:09AM

A man can only stand so much scantily clad girls you know !!

You'll have to explain that remark, Mick. It went way over my head!Wink Totally incomprehensible to meSad

Like the arty grafitti on the RN ship in v2, and it does seem as if the hopper has had a superstructure transplant. Well spotted, Ronnie, and I am sure a tonic for our King of Rust.

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
25 Aug 2011 11:03AM
Love the contrast between them in V2!

User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 11:06AM
Two excellent captures of what looks to be a hard working ship in need a little TLC. Smile

25 Aug 2011 12:16PM
2 nice clean sharp shots Ronnie V2 appeals old and the new in stark contrast.

Graham GrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
25 Aug 2011 1:02PM
Two very good images Ronnie, both have excellent tones.


TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
25 Aug 2011 5:12PM
Two very contrasting ships, but it has to be the WD Mersey for me, with all its rust! Wink
Trev Smile
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
25 Aug 2011 9:09PM
Quite a lot of rust here, looks especially ropey against the warship in version two.

Best Matt
maggieh 8 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 11:24PM
Love the rust, and the contrast too.
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 5:01PM
We love a bit of rust on here, great images Ronnie.
26 Aug 2011 10:38PM
Two excellent shots,I found V2 very interesting as I photograph warships around PlymouthSmile I have not seen any photos of Dragon before, though I have shots of her sister ships Daring,Dauntless and Diamond.
Great job, Ronnie

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