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In support for 400 years

By NDODS    
This rather indifferent upload shows three sections of wonderfully aged and texturised oak beams which form the internal structure of the Mast House at Chatham's historical Dockyard. The beams are estimated to be 400 years old, and they are still going strong, much better than Tommy Walsh's MDF.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments following yesterdays upload, all though it was a stand in image, I was very surprised at the amount of interest that it generated.

I have got a visitor from Combat Stress coming to see me today, so I shall be unable to look at and comment on your images for a short period, but I shall endeavour to catch up.

Have a great day, and if possible knock of early for the weekend.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Architecture Wood Historic Supports Beams Oak Aged Weathered

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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 7:47AM
Interesting words Nathan and I do like the tones it has. Thinking of you. Sue Smile

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
1 Feb 2013 7:49AM
Wonderful textures and colour values, nicely presented.
1 Feb 2013 7:56AM
A very nice triptych of interesting textures. Well taken and presented.

alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
1 Feb 2013 7:58AM
I think the black borders are a bit too thick here Nathan, but the composition idea is simple and effective - just how I love stuff. Gets my vote!
1 Feb 2013 8:03AM
Well done & thanks for sharing.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Feb 2013 8:08AM
The three images are most suited to a triptych, Nathan, and using the peg/nail as a fulcrum on the left works well (the temptation would be to put that in the middle).

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2013 8:08AM
An excellent triptych, Nathan, oak is such a beautiful wood, and no doubt will last for another 400 years Smile Carol
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 8:09AM
Super textures in this one Nathan.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 8:15AM
Excellent detail, hope all goes well for you today
Tibetan 5 3 England
1 Feb 2013 8:25AM

Quote:A very nice triptych of interesting textures. Well taken and presented.


I think that is fair comment, chest out shoulders back Nathan, you can do it!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Very nice texture with the dark shadows and certainly the colour shows there age.
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 8:41AM
I love wood and the textures in this are wonderful, well presented and I have already knocked off early for the weekendTongue
1 Feb 2013 8:58AM
I love the detail and texture thats been captured here Nathan
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
1 Feb 2013 9:03AM
Interesting stuff, timber. But at that age, full of its own personality
Nice tryptich

All the best for your consultation
1 Feb 2013 9:04AM
Wonderful texture and lots of detail
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:24AM
Superb set of images, fabulous textures and tones , love the presentation too Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:28AM
Wonderful textures in this Nathan.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:29AM
Three fine studies in one.
I love wood in all its shapes and forms. Here is an example of the durability of well-seasoned timber, and an excellent contrast with reflective, polished mahogany.
1 Feb 2013 9:33AM
Lovely - I thought it was B&W but looking I saw the colours.
jdinne 14 16 England
1 Feb 2013 9:43AM
Three great images here Nathan, wonderful textures and contrast. Think the presentation works really well.

Take care...

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:53AM

Quote:The three images are most suited to a triptych, Nathan, and using the peg/nail as a fulcrum on the left works well (the temptation would be to put that in the middle).


I was thinking.............. "what is he saying?"TongueTongueTongue.............
I have picked the bones out of it and realised he says... "put the left pic in the centre"GrinGrinGrin
I agreeSmile
Lovely image ArchiboldGrinGrin
Bonvilston 7 61 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:54AM
They make a great image. Shame not everything in life ages so well........Peter
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 10:01AM
Age is much more becoming to wood than to man Smile Absolutely lovely textures here Nathan !!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
1 Feb 2013 10:05AM
Great montage indeed,Wonderful textures and tones brilliant detail nice one.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
1 Feb 2013 10:42AM
Great images to keep and use for textures Nathan.


EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 10:52AM
The textures, as everyone has already said, are wonderful and it does make a great triptych. I'm glad you didn't put the one with the nail in the centre! Something nice about the fact you took the lesser trodden path!!

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
1 Feb 2013 11:03AM
Beautiful triptych Nathan, with wonderful textures. I have a couple of similar beams in my garage ; the builder recycled them from an old church.
it's a lovely shot well taken.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 11:23AM
That has some interesting textures Nathan
and interestingly presented
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 Feb 2013 11:31AM
Wonderful contrast and texture Nathan. I do hope I have as much texture when I am 400 years old.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 12:10PM
Wonderful textures Nathan - I'm itching to run my fingers along the wood WinkWinkWink
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Feb 2013 12:56PM
I bet if we lived to be 400 years old our skin would look like that too. Those textures would look good for a b/g with the perfect picture.......Sandy
1 Feb 2013 3:09PM
excellent captur Nathaty the texture is excellent knock of early well in fact as siin as i wike upTongueWink
have a good weekend

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:13PM
Superb textures Nathan!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 3:33PM
Nathan, superb image showing the wonderful textures of the wood,
Ali SmileSmileSmile
LexEquine 11 19 United States
1 Feb 2013 3:46PM
Wonderfully textured, rendered, & composed Montage ~ Peter
1 Feb 2013 4:14PM
Beautifully captured detail Nathan. Don
RobinF 11 83 1 England
1 Feb 2013 4:55PM

Quote:Age is much more becoming to wood than to man
isn't it just? I love old wood. 400 years, wow. Nice tryptych Nathan.

Best Wishes to you,

footloose 7 1 England
1 Feb 2013 5:13PM
Art in Wood !! Well seen , well captured.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Feb 2013 5:36PM
Incredibly fine textures here
and we marvel about a wooden bridge still in use since the 1880's

Some impressive chunks of wood!
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:20PM
Superb textural composition
myrab 11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 6:25PM
Love the textures nathan.

1 Feb 2013 6:59PM
A wonderfully textured and well presented triptych, Nathan.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 7:00PM
The detail in these images is stunning 400 years is a long long time imagine if they could tell us their life-story Smile

oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 10:22PM
That's a good selection presented Nathan,i am always amazed how strong these building are, unlike modern housesSad.
great work and have a good weekend Wink
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 10:31PM
Wonderful textures beautifully presented.
Take care.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 10:43PM
A fine study in age and texture.
Ayoob 6 Australia
1 Feb 2013 10:52PM

Quote:Wonderful textures beautifully presented.
Take care.

2 Feb 2013 1:03AM
Another 400 years to kill yet, Nathan!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
2 Feb 2013 1:40AM
Definitely one to view large! Wonderful textures in each, but the far left is so much more interesting, and it sports a face too Smile

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Feb 2013 8:47AM
Love how you've shot and presented this impressive and beautiful wood, Nathan. This would be an excellent way to showcase beautiful tree bark too! Thanks for the inspiration Smile

evelen 13 5 England
2 Feb 2013 6:11PM
wonderful image and detail.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:52AM
Love the shot! Great textures and very well presented! Grin
3 Feb 2013 9:36AM
Very nicely done Nathan, I like this.

John Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
8 Feb 2013 9:00PM
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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 5:00PM
Tremendous textures in this terrific tree trunk triptych, you'd be barking mad not to give this one your vote

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