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Flaky Thistle

By GlynnisFrith
We went to the NRM York yesterday as the weather was total horrid for outdoor photo's where this was nice & dry undercover photography just the ticket.

I came across an old wooden carriage which was in need of restoration it was from the Scottish Railway Company, it looked like their logo was the Scottish thistle well what did you expect a Leek? LOL.

I found the logo fascinating the paint was very badly cracked & flaky, but made a great subject for my macro lens, I have uploaded 4 images to show you.

Version 1: a close up of the thistle flower
Version 2: another close up of the logo
Version 3: the only remaining part left of the logo
Version 4: the whole carriage to give you the scale

Worth going large to get the impact if you have time

Thanks for stopping by & your interest in my other uploads


Tags: Railway Scottish Transport York Restoration Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Company Carriage Nrm

Voters: dianah, AnneWorner, BEVZED and 17 more

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dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:04PM
Gorgeous colour and texture Glynnis..this is such an attractive image, it would look great on my yellow wall!
BEVZED 14 1.1k United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:12PM
I love #4, gorgeous!
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:15PM
Super colours and textures No.1 and 2 are great for the imagination.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:22PM
I really like the texture and the colouring of v1
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
3 Dec 2007 7:25PM
Beautiful textures. I'm curious what the original colours were. #1 is my favourite.
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:26PM
A super set of image. I like them all Glynnis. Each has something special to offer.

Super details

Nettles 14 England
3 Dec 2007 7:31PM
Looks like quite a bit of restoration is needed here.
Some good images, all different and interesting.
Barbaraj 14 450 England
3 Dec 2007 7:37PM
I thought you had photoshoped a thistle . I like the old flaky paint.
Alfoto 15 Wales
3 Dec 2007 7:38PM
Wonderful colour and textures.
At first I did not realised it was flaky paint. Very interesting. JNC
GlynnisFrith 15 23 3 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:40PM
No PS thistle, it was just as you see it
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 7:43PM
An excellent variety of images, Glynnis, the perfect subject for macro. #1 is particularly imaginitive and successful, it is so good to see the context in #4.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 8:59PM
I looked at the 4 pictures before reading down, as is my way. I was so glad to reach 3 & 4 and be certain that this was a naturally occurring effect, not Photoshopping, somehow it seems much more satisfying when nature has done it for us. They are all wonderful, but it's definitely 1 for me.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2007 11:25PM
Wow, V1 for me, too. I immediately thought you had added an effect to a thistle, and expected to see a real thistle in one of the versions. However, I like it even more for it being natural. A perfect subject for a macro.
Cabit 14 104 England
4 Dec 2007 10:45AM
Great work & spot, caught it great, nice one.
5 Dec 2007 4:57PM
Well seen - just as I told you, you must walk around with your eyes open!!!!

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
12 Dec 2007 5:52PM
Great colours and textures. Nice shot.

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