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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 10:57PM
Great abstract here Mick.
All that art at fringe has affected you!

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
26 Aug 2012 11:01PM
There is a bit of everything you like here Mick. Another fine example of observing and recording grot.

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2012 11:08PM
combination locks are so easy to break!! WinkGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 11:12PM
A bus? Looks like a padlock to meGrin.
That coating of red paint isn't going to last long.
I like the combination of elements in this, Mick, and the textured boat background.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Aug 2012 11:18PM
lots to think about and look at in the image, all working well to gether to tell a story, or rather, ask a question!

Why red paint>|?
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Aug 2012 11:22PM
Quite a variety of bits an pieces to this one, Mick, with a lot of different textures and tones, all captured in great detail: the red painted links are such a bonus.
26 Aug 2012 11:28PM
Excellent composition Mick, think you've got the right combination to pull in a few clicks here,
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Aug 2012 11:36PM
they have been painting OVER the rust. sacrilege!
love the rust stains on the 'stainless' steel.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2012 11:37PM
Cracking shot Mick, great colours and textures, good composition too Smile

27 Aug 2012 12:12AM
A superb piece of observation! Well composed. Lots of interesting 'details' to ponder over - and the great textures of the rust, flaking paint and that red chain! GrinGrin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Aug 2012 1:40AM
Good news for you Mick, the paint is coming of so the rust will set in soon. - gary
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
27 Aug 2012 2:08AM
Saw the original image. It was very good. This is much closer and has all the elements like interest colour and composition. Also excellent! TG
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:37AM
An image so crammed packed with many questions and possible narratives, on which I certainly like to think about whilst viewing.

Regards Nathan
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
27 Aug 2012 4:45AM
A nice study, Mick -- and how exactly does one paint a chain?
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:39AM
A combination of wonderful textures, shapes and grot....purfik !

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:20AM
Yet more fascinating colours and textures.
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 7:32AM
Powder coated !Wink Good shot
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:06AM
Lots and lots of grotty paint and grotty rust, to go with this really really grotty day. Terrific detail Mick, can't see any detail in my garden today just a wet blurSad
27 Aug 2012 8:21AM
Good close up Mick. Have you tried guessing the numbers that unlock it? Go on, have a go, but don't fall overboard while you're doing it Smile

John Smile
moiral 8 12 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 8:25AM
Did you pick that paint to see if there was rust underneath???? Well captured. Moira
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:39AM
Paint on rust? Some people . . .
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
27 Aug 2012 9:00AM
Great textured image ,and there's going to be more rust there for you soon Mick as the red paint is peeling off the chain,Why paint it to begin.
9 10 10 England
27 Aug 2012 9:04AM
A lick of paint that isn't going to last for long!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Aug 2012 9:15AM
I'm a bit slow this morning, just twigged Pamela's comment... doh!! Could have been worse, it could have been pink!!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:07AM
When is a bus not a bus? Discuss...
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:33AM
This is bitingly sharp, Mick, much sharper than the boat itself. Cracking detail and great detail of the cracked paint.

I have no wish to ABUSe my position in the RAS but I think that the chain is actually covered in shrink-on plastic, not pain. At least the plastic is cracking too Smile

On Saturday I posted a picture taken specially for you as repentance for my recent sins against the RAS Rulebook. But you were away on Saturday.


Quote:I'm a bit slow this morning, just twigged Pamela's comment... doh!! Could have been worse, it could have been pink!!


Mick responds exceptionally well to pink, Dave, but only on the right pair of pins.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 10:56AM
Brilliant image Mike, incredible detail and luv the colours, and what a quality lock that is, the best.
nice one.
like the lines brackets locks and bolts with sold red chain and flaked paint
27 Aug 2012 12:40PM
Sharp, eye catching detail Mick. Like the combination of the various shapes and contrasting textures.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 1:04PM
So much to see here Mick -
red ....................what more can be said, except I agree with Bill that it looks like plastic Smile
rust obviously and also texture
Nice one
Helen SmileSmile
Super sharp detail, lovely colours, well captured.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
27 Aug 2012 4:08PM
Tut tut tut......Some folk never learn, it would take me all of 30 seconds to undo that.....Sign of a mis-spent youth Wink

I'm honest now though Guv....

This might be of interest to you later tonight Hedgehogs

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:50PM
Ah Mick did you try the combination yet?Smile
good colours and as per your usual a sharp shot
and if you ''hang around'' long enough those two screws may rust!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Aug 2012 7:02PM
A great 'combination' of tones and textures and objects here, Mick! Wink
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:07PM
Great picture
27 Aug 2012 11:31PM
.....and the number is???????????????? Peeling off alreadyTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue?????!!!!!!! This image got everything you could wish for, Mick!!!!!!! Like it a lot!!!!!! AniaWink
27 Aug 2012 11:36PM
Lovely sharp details Mick.great colours,well done..Lin
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:05AM
Is that a device for working out lottery numbers Mick. Excellent close up good tones and textures , like it Mick
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:03AM
who would bother to paint a chain ....
bit like stuffing a mushroom ....
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
28 Aug 2012 4:42PM
8639...remember those numbers. I don't know why..just remember them.
A good sharp well focussed image Mick with a tremendous amount of mundane interest.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:49PM
'A Master {A++++} "RAS" Image Composition!!' ~ Peter Wink
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 2:43PM
This has it all, Mick. Rust, non-rust, texture, colour...and a couple of screwheads.

Well composed and shot grot.

Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 9:46AM
You could get that hung in the national gallery mick! make a fortune lol. like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 2:30PM
A perfect 'combination' of colours and textures Mick. Great stuff. paul
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 6:56PM
That is no bus mickGrin
Love the crazy paint
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Sep 2012 4:02AM
superb details & textures in this one
like the red...
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Sep 2012 8:41PM
I don't know about A BUS Mick, but this image has certainly made the epzers' stop and look. The lack of time at my disposal recently has meant that i am at the back of the queue It looks like you conducted a thorough investigation of that old boat, and just like a ticket inspector on the buses you did not miss a trick!Wink

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