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Well, the end of another Year at any rate.

A touching tribute encountered at Dungeness.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 85mm f1.8 D AF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jun 2012 - 9:04 AM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:End of an Era
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:31 Dec 2012 - 7:16 AM
Tags:Farewell to 2012, Photo journalism, R.A.S., Rust, Specialist / abstract


LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 7:19 AM

An image that asks lots of questions - powerful stuff.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51403 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 8:26 AM

Such a strong and balanced juxtaposition of shapes, nevermind the rust and shadow..... and, of course, the mystery of 'smudger'. Well spotted and very well composed, Bill.


Hermanus  3 South Africa
31 Dec 2012 - 8:37 AM

This is a great photo with beautiful rich colour !

31 Dec 2012 - 9:15 AM

Brilliant shot, excellent colours and textures, not forgetting smudger of course, all the very best to you and Moira for 2013


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 10:03 AM

WOW! Fabulous in all aspects, a really touching tribute to the passing year. I like to hope that celebration will come next, Bill. Wink

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 10:31 AM

Brilliant image Bill, the Rust has been captured perfectly, the shadow, an added bonus. Love the comp' and the way the Cross is leaning to the edge of the image.
And HEY! my final award for 2012 goes to you my friend.

John Smile

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 11:33 AM

Powerful composition and great colours, plus an intriguing sense of a hidden story; excellent shot Bill.
Best wishes for the new year!

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 12:07 PM

All this nasty wet weather we've had this year should have helped encourage more of this reddish-brown stuff to materialise! Wink A fine and detailed capture, Bill Smile
A Very Happy New Year to you too! Smile
All the best,
Trev Smile

SlowSong Plus Member 75484 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 12:10 PM

Good to know that some people actually care about the old and abandoned, whether living or not.
Superb image. Smile
Best wishes for 2013.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 12:18 PM

Mmmm - lovely composition Bill. All the best to you and Moira during 2013!

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 12:26 PM

A fabulous find, and so well photographed.
Wishing you many happy days in the new year.

danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 1:30 PM

Tip top Bill. An excellent image to end the year with. All the best to you and Moira for 2013.

NDODS Plus Member 54350 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 2:08 PM

Observational photograph par excellence...

I hope that you have a Happy New, and that you continue to upload many more great photographs

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

cats_123 Plus Member 114376 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 3:10 PM

Rust in Reciprocity !!!!!!

HNY from NI GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 3:16 PM

Rusty Father Time clicking down the seconds. Excellent image Bill. All the best in 2013 to you both........Sandy

franken Plus Member 133635 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 3:19 PM

Superb work Bill.

Have a great 2013!


ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 3:21 PM

Aye...time grinds on regardless of loss or decrepitude.

May 2013 bring you and Moira the gorgeous light and colour we see here, Bill.


31 Dec 2012 - 3:28 PM

Orange amid rust - very fitting to put put 2012 to rest with this image. I'm glad the shadow was there, it makes it.

I was slightly reminded of a visit to the local cemetery in Fyllingsdalen - I lost a dear friend last year. His gravestone was already up, dying flowers covering the ground above it. The next row of grave markers had been placed, awaiting new occupants. What struck me was that the markers were of wood, spray painted with gory red dripping paint - I've never been able to process them so they look right though - it just struck me as so final in a very graphic way.

Have a great New Year's Eve Bill - thanks for 2012, and see you on the other side of it Smile


31 Dec 2012 - 4:03 PM

Super subject, lovely colours and textures. Love the shadow. Sylvia

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 4:35 PM

Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2012 - 5:19 PM

Indeed ! Have a great 2013 and thanks for the friendship and support in 12, Steve

Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 5:36 PM

You and Moira always manage to find something different from the norm' at Dungeness, this one doesn't disappoint Bill!
Have a wonderful New Year Smile

Sarah *

RockArea Plus Member 9RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 8:00 PM

Happy New Year to you, Bill! I look forward to the fare you bring us in 2013.


aniamoore  3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 - 9:08 PM

Happy New Year, Bill!Smile

pdcche  5 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 - 9:46 PM

A nice cross between textures, great grot and wood, nice shadow also Bill, Peter..
Have a great New Year..

pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
1 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

superb colour! orange

Happy New Year Grin

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 5:59 PM

I'm glad that this only signifies the end of 2012, when I saw the thumbnail and your title I feared for one awful moment that Mikbee had decided to leave the site!

Tibetan  3 England
2 Jan 2013 - 10:49 AM

A strong and powerful image, sure mick would be delighted, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

annettep38 Plus Member 4216 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

excellent rust capture, what a contrast. hope Mick will soon be around to enjoy this

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