End of an Era

By woolybill1
Well, the end of another Year at any rate.

A touching tribute encountered at Dungeness.

Tags: Photo journalism Rust Specialist and abstract RAS Farewell to 2012

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 7:19AM
An image that asks lots of questions - powerful stuff.

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Dec 2012 8:26AM
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 5 4 South Africa
31 Dec 2012 8:37AM
This is a great photo with beautiful rich colour !
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 9:15AM
Brilliant shot, excellent colours and textures, not forgetting smudger of course, all the very best to you and Moira for 2013

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Dec 2012 10:03AM
WOW! Fabulous in all aspects, a really touching tribute to the passing year. I like to hope that celebration will come next, Bill. Wink
31 Dec 2012 10:31AM
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 11 38 4 Netherlands
31 Dec 2012 11:33AM
Powerful composition and great colours, plus an intriguing sense of a hidden story; excellent shot Bill.
Best wishes for the new year!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 Dec 2012 12:07PM
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
9 7.4k 30 England
31 Dec 2012 12:10PM
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
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 12:18PM
Mmmm - lovely composition Bill. All the best to you and Moira during 2013!
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
31 Dec 2012 12:26PM
A fabulous find, and so well photographed.
Wishing you many happy days in the new year.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Dec 2012 1:30PM
Tip top Bill. An excellent image to end the year with. All the best to you and Moira for 2013.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 2:08PM
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
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
31 Dec 2012 3:10PM
Rust in Reciprocity !!!!!!

HNY from NI GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Dec 2012 3:16PM
Rusty Father Time clicking down the seconds. Excellent image Bill. All the best in 2013 to you both........Sandy
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 3:19PM
Superb work Bill.

Have a great 2013!

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
31 Dec 2012 3:21PM
Aye...time grinds on regardless of loss or decrepitude.

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

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
31 Dec 2012 3:28PM
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

Silverzone 10 2 England
31 Dec 2012 4:03PM
Super subject, lovely colours and textures. Love the shadow. Sylvia
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Dec 2012 4:35PM
Happy New Year!
31 Dec 2012 5:19PM
Indeed ! Have a great 2013 and thanks for the friendship and support in 12, Steve
Sezz 13 617 15 England
31 Dec 2012 5:36PM
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 11 18 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 8:00PM
Happy New Year to you, Bill! I look forward to the fare you bring us in 2013.

31 Dec 2012 9:08PM
Happy New Year, Bill!Smile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 9:46PM
A nice cross between textures, great grot and wood, nice shadow also Bill, Peter..
Have a great New Year..
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
1 Jan 2013 8:55AM
superb colour! orange

Happy New Year Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jan 2013 5:59PM
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 6 3 England
2 Jan 2013 10:49AM
A strong and powerful image, sure mick would be delighted, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Jan 2013 10:21PM
excellent rust capture, what a contrast. hope Mick will soon be around to enjoy this

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