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Latch

By ericfaragh
Latch on a greenhouse door at Southport Botanical Gardens.

Tags: Water Texture Textured Damaged Doors Door Textures Decay Close-up and macro Paint Handle Wear Entrance Access Doorway Battered Worn Peeling Damage Latch Water damage Paintwork Decayed Decaying Chipped Handles Latches Chipping Latched

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Comments


proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
2 Jun 2004 11:36AM
excellent shot Eric,fabulous detail and colours.well done*click*
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magda_indigo 12 418 England
2 Jun 2004 11:39AM
great comp, super colours, love it, Eric, click (*:*)
ardbeg77 Plus
12 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
2 Jun 2004 11:40AM
Really interesting muted colours, Eric, and nice shapes to go with it.
Steve
lynsfiona 12 5
2 Jun 2004 11:40AM
Great shot, the colours and textures are fab!! *click*

Lyns x
2 Jun 2004 11:40AM
ooh yes, great shot. Klicked. K.
bill777 Plus
13 527 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 11:51AM
Good example of a subject we all try to take. Well done.

Bill
growlerman 12 15
2 Jun 2004 11:59AM
Great image and well spotted.
gtroop 12 29 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 12:23PM
Great Colours and tones.

Geoff
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 12:44PM
Well spotted Eric, I didn't even know you could get that close to the greenhouses there.

I love the range of textures and colours.

Ian
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
2 Jun 2004 12:48PM
Excellent Eric!
Jill
naturenut 13 1.8k England
2 Jun 2004 12:49PM
Well done Eric, I think I need to open my eyes a little bit more, I wouldn't have seen the potential here. Nice colours. Click.
billma 12 119 United States
2 Jun 2004 12:51PM
Beautiful colors. Nicely spotted.

Bill
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 12:52PM
Fabulous shot Eric,love the colours and its really sharp,very well taken*click*
julie
Terry L Plus
12 586 5 England
2 Jun 2004 12:57PM
Excellent capture Eric, good colours shape and texture. Well spotted and well taken.

Regards
Terry.
ealdous 13 15
2 Jun 2004 1:05PM
Excellent pic, lovely colours, good composition, I like it lots... Emma
2 Jun 2004 1:14PM
what a wonderful colors !!
2 Jun 2004 2:14PM
Wonderful capture Eric, click
2 Jun 2004 2:25PM
Lovely rich colours. Great how you have found such beauty in a mundane object.
Gareth
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
2 Jun 2004 4:34PM
Brilliant work Eric & a well deserved EC :o)

Mike
RodJames 12 21 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 4:53PM
Lovely detail in this Eric - many congratulations on your award.

Rod
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
2 Jun 2004 4:54PM
How did this slip in without me noticing? Only found it when looking at your portfolio.
As ever - wonderful shot, with colours to die for!
Congrats on the EC
Click.
Jim
Patricia Fenn 12 614 56 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 5:31PM
Stunning shot, Eric, well deserved EC. Fantastic, you inspire me, thank youSmile
Click!
IanA 12 3.0k 12 England
2 Jun 2004 5:34PM
Great shot Eric. Congratulations on the EC.

Ian (clicked)
belerophon 13 156
2 Jun 2004 5:59PM
nice shot eric --well deserved EC--nice and sharp
Gaz
cooky 12 6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 7:37PM
Well seen and taken Eric. Well deserved EC - congratulations.
Kath
deco 12 2
2 Jun 2004 8:07PM
Great shot, just shows that beauty is everwhere if only we open our eyes.Well deserved EC
Ian
kit-monster 12 3.7k 2 Singapore
2 Jun 2004 8:34PM
Amazing colours, perfectly lit.

Edward
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 8:45PM
Many thanks to one and all for your positive responses. Just got back from Chester to find this pleasant surprise. Grin
trahern 12 863 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 9:46PM
Just excellent Eric - great colours and textures in this.
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
2 Jun 2004 9:47PM
What amazing colours, Eric.

Well done - its a great shot.

Mari
vfr400 14 886
2 Jun 2004 10:02PM
Well spotted Eric, such amazing colours.
chris
tull 12 181 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2004 10:11PM
Fantastic capture,love the colours...Mark
MattHusala 13 8 England
2 Jun 2004 10:51PM
No more to add, it's all been said...Congrats on the EC.
lovelylindax 12 16
2 Jun 2004 11:15PM
Brilliant Eric - well done on your EC x
keithh Plus
12 24.9k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Jun 2004 11:51PM
Holy Scousers! Another EC. Top shot Eric, for me, perhaps amongst your best. Those colours are a pure joy.
congrats.
and click
Tony_M 12 342 England
3 Jun 2004 12:29AM
There's such a variety of colour and texture, and it all sits together very well. A lovely close-up study of an everyday object.
Tony
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2004 12:58AM
Totally brilliant Eric, some really appealing colours in this shot.

Rob
noseprints 12 576
3 Jun 2004 1:55AM
cool! congratulations! what great colour and detail!
stevie Plus
12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2004 5:15AM
Well seen, well photographed, great shot and congratulations
johnjohn01 14 58 England
3 Jun 2004 6:24AM
Great range of colours Eric and well composed. Congratulations on the EC.
mattmatic 12 598
3 Jun 2004 6:28AM
Colour, detail, composition - fab!
Matt :clickityclick:
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2004 6:32AM
Well done on the EC Eric its well deserved,
julie
itinerario 12 42 Netherlands
3 Jun 2004 6:46AM
Superb colour and composition Eric. Congratulations.
KathyW 12 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
3 Jun 2004 8:47AM
Well spotted. Congrats on the EC.
Amazing range of colour in this, great shot.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2004 9:50AM
Many thanks everybody. Great to hear from you all. Grin
paul_indigo 12 259 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2004 5:06PM
Excellent!
davidbailie 12 457 7 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2004 5:29PM
some beautiful colouring - congrats

Dave
zippie 12 1.3k England
3 Jun 2004 6:00PM
Stunning shot eric, so much detail and what a collection of colours.

Andy
seven21 12 196
3 Jun 2004 6:46PM
Great detail and colour for such a subject - usually it is shades of rust! Well desrved EC Eric - steve
Brilliant Eric, a well deserved EC, fantasic colours, great composition and pin sharp, very well done!
clarkycat 12 89
3 Jun 2004 10:04PM
Very nice. well spotted.

Aidan
cat 12
3 Jun 2004 10:11PM
Great picture Eric, congratulations on the EC.
pebbles 12 106
4 Jun 2004 6:40AM
Missed the thumbnail on this one first time, just wanted to say it is extremely good, its the range of colours that does it for me, really superb, congrats on the EC, very well deserved.

Alethea
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2004 9:42AM
Many thanks for the comments. Computer problems this end, but hope to be back soon. Smile
alzeepark 12 81 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2004 12:15PM
Proberly all been said already Eric, So Big click from me.
Alan :O)
muzzeyman 12 293 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2004 1:18PM
Excellent colour and texture Eric, really well done and worthy of your SECOND EC :o)
u08mcb 12 5.8k
4 Jun 2004 3:27PM
Bout time you got another EC. Good lad!
geegee 12 29 England
4 Jun 2004 6:42PM
Brilliant image Eric, the EC is more than justified, congrats.
Click.
George.
5 Jun 2004 3:37PM
Superb shot. Fantastic colour -- like oil on water. Click.
Dean
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2004 7:41PM
Thanks Alan, Phil, Malcolm, George and Dean, great to have your comments. Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
6 Jun 2004 8:05AM
A simple subject but very well taken Eric . Congratulations on your 2nd EC a well deserved addition Smile) The latch looks like a collectors piece . Wish I could read the words ,
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2004 8:59AM
Thanks Mavis, it says: Foster and Pearson Lmt Beeston Notts. Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
6 Jun 2004 10:02AM
Thanks Eric I made the Notts bit out Smile)
AlanTW 13 350
6 Jun 2004 11:47AM
Spiffing shot Eric - congrats
deviant 12 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2004 2:21PM
Well done Eric ! You've done it again. Love detail shots like this and I think your latch is a cracker. Love the rust and decay and all the brown/green hues in it.
declanh 12 112
6 Jun 2004 2:25PM
great colours and detail, cracking shot. *click*
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2004 8:25PM
Thanks Alan, David and Declan, good to hear from you. Smile
theorderingone 12 2.4k
6 Jun 2004 11:04PM
Superb colour! and great detail to boot!
roy clark 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2004 12:26PM
Congratulations Eric on another great EC image.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2004 4:19PM
Thanks Gary and Roy, good to hear from you. Smile
BrianM 13 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2004 6:02PM
Superb, a great spot and a well deserved EC, congratulations. What lovely colours this has gained over the years.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2004 7:04PM
Thanks Brian, great to have your comment. Smile
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2004 7:04PM
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
8 Jun 2004 7:08PM
Wow all the above and more,congratulations on your EC,well deserved.

Andy..
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2004 7:20PM
Thanks Andy. Smile
Simply stunning. Very well captured. The colours are out of this world.
Congrats on the award Eric, this one truly deserves it.
Cheers,
Hudson
CLICK
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2004 9:53PM
Thank you very much Hudson, glad you like it. Smile
grahammul 12 120 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2004 8:16AM
Amazing colours and textures in this very original image. A well deserved EC
Graham.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2004 3:53PM
Thank you Graham, good to hear from you. Smile
brian13 12 218
10 Jun 2004 8:58AM
Well done on EC Eric. This is great work.

I am considering a 300D myself. Think I'll go and order it now.
Brian.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2004 4:23PM
Thanks Brian, very flattering. It's a good camera, but the automatic settings can't be relied upon for creative images, especially in high contrast and low light situations. Happily, there's manual control. Wish it had a split ring option for manual focus and I wish there were some way of having dof markings on the lens barrel like the older slr zoom lenses. You have to make do with a dof button which closes the aperture, but I find this misleading as the darkened image often appears to indicate a good sharp image over a wide dof, when in fact either the background or foreground turn out to be softer than expected when you zoom in to examine the results. It's also chunky and damned heavy!

Still, when all said and done, when it all comes together, it works. It didn't take long to grow accustomed to its little eccentricities. I'm saving for another lens as soon as I've a working burn drive in my computer.
corin45 12
10 Jun 2004 5:09PM
Wonderful image Eric and apolgies for not commenting sooner,super colours and shot! Congrats on EC! Regards Steve.
warb 12 839
10 Jun 2004 5:14PM
bit late, but thought i would add my congratulations, lovely shot eric, super colours, you do like your green dont you? :o)
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2004 7:28PM
Thanks Steve and Danny, great to hear from both of you. Smile Greens are good for you Danny, didn't your mum tell you? Grin
iscramble 12 90 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2004 10:04PM
Hey Eric, well done! Smile Missed this while I was away. Great colouring and I love the composition here also.
Cheers
Phil
patri 12 3 Italy
10 Jun 2004 10:07PM
I haven't been here for a while, that's why I had lost this one, well Eric, it's great, the colours are magnificent and the composition is perfect. Congratulations!
Patrizia
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2004 6:58AM
Many thanks Phil and Patrizia. Smile
11 Jun 2004 4:38PM
Great shot Eric. Congratulations on the EC, really pleased you've got another, very well done.
Richard
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2004 4:57PM
Many thanks for your good wishes Richard. Smile
Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
11 Jun 2004 9:45PM
Hi Eric ...so many comments here I won't attempt to read them all and I'm sure I'm repeating what others have already said!! ...This is a great shot, there's so much interest with the different textures and subtle colours and the composition is spot on. That new camera's earning it's keep already!! ....well deserved EC ....congrats and click
Rob
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2004 9:52AM
Thank you Rob, glad you like it. Good to have your comment. Smile
MartinWait 12 88 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2004 1:15PM
Brilliant!!

Martin.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2004 9:10PM
Thanks Martin, glad you like it. Smile
brian1208 Plus
12 11.0k 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 8:37AM
Eric - what a nice suprise awaiting me when I managed to get back in again just now. This is superb (as everyone has been telling you). The colours, textures and composition are masterful - a well earned second EC. (and my little click Smile

Brian
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2004 9:23AM
Many thanks Brian, pleased that you like it.
Smile
adamburton 12 627 11 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2004 6:00PM
Just come across this one Eric. I love it - superb detail and colours. So much going on in such a small area.

Adam.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2004 9:13PM
Thanks very much Adam, glad you like it so much. Smile
ovi 12 11 1 Romania
23 Jun 2004 7:03PM
Beatiful shot Eric.It looks very graphic for me but unusal for colour...been used with B&W in graphism.Congrats on your well deserved EC.thank you for comments.
Yours,
ovi(click).
ovi 12 11 1 Romania
23 Jun 2004 7:04PM
Beatiful shot Eric.It looks very graphic for me but unusal for colour...been used with B&W in graphism.Congrats on your well deserved EC.thank you for comments.
Yours,
ovi(click).
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2004 7:56PM
Thanks Ovi, good to hear from you. Smile
bigbed 11 21 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2004 1:12PM
Fantastic!
Tim
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2004 1:19PM
Thank you Tim. Smile
devongirl 11 1
25 Jun 2004 9:19PM
A well deserved EC. This is the photo that I dream of taking!!! Saw this whilst looking through your outstanding portfolio. When are you going to turn pro???

Jo
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2004 9:26PM
Thank you Jo, no plans in that direction, although I'm open to offers! Grin
flossie 12 1.6k
28 Jun 2004 10:28AM
I missed this one Eric, just been having a look through your portfolio, it was about time you had another EC.
Well spotted, this has made for a great picture, and 81 clicks ...wow, one of the highest I've seen I think.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2004 10:46AM
Thanks Anne, glad you like it. Smile
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
30 Jun 2004 8:37PM
Fantastic Eric. One of your best I think - the colours and texture all come together and make this a real treat for the eyes. Every element in this from the screws to the latch itself really delight the eye and you get a real sense of the craftsmanship in the making of it. Big click.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2004 9:06PM
Thank you very much Suzi, very glad you like it so much. Smile
ruzzi 12
30 Jun 2004 10:09PM
Wow Eric super shot,great colours & details,very well done.. & many compliments for the EC too....CLICK!!!!
Stef
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2004 10:59PM
Thank you Stef, great to hear from you. Smile
saveme 12 115
1 Jul 2004 4:29PM
Great image - thought i would give it click 86.

Phil
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2004 4:53PM
Thanks very much Phil, good to hear from you. Smile
Gary_Williams 12 38 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 8:39AM
Great shot Eric, superb.
llonaid 12 2
6 Jul 2004 8:53AM
Got a sore finger scrolling down through all these comments, and all of them well deserved.
Dave
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 11:57AM
Thanks Gary and Dave, glad you like it. Smile
urban-hero 12 23 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2004 12:16PM
Superb colours and textures, well captured!

Andy.
jerishoots 11 3 Saudi Arabia
11 Jul 2004 12:18PM
the details are geat. ciao!
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2004 9:24PM
Thanks Andy and Gerico, glad you both like it. Smile
Terryd1 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2004 2:07PM
Its wonderful that something so simple could be made so interesting! The colours and the details are amazing
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2004 3:08PM
Thanks Terry, glad you like it. Smile
park my ferret 12 1.0k United Kingdom
17 Jul 2004 6:50PM
wonderful shot
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2004 7:21PM
Thanks very much Paul. Smile
sun yin 11
20 Jul 2004 1:33PM
Interesting Picture and great textures,well done.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2004 3:10PM
Thank you Steven, glad you dropped by for a look. Smile
twygge 11
24 Jul 2004 2:43PM
Texture, colour, composition - the lot. Clicked.
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2004 4:34PM
Thanks Albert, glad you like it. Smile
vivo 12 24 Australia
27 Jul 2004 3:25PM
great sense of drama & mood. I really like this pic! =)

vivo
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2004 3:35PM
Thank you Vivo, good to have your opinion.
Smile
User_Removed 12 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2004 7:56AM
Outstanding.
Steve
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2004 1:40PM
Many thanks Steve. Smile
laurab 13 53 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 7:46PM
Superb!

Laura
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 8:32PM
Thanks Laura, glad you like it. Smile
ellavr 11 66
6 Aug 2004 7:39AM
This is great - lovely colours
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2004 7:49AM
Thanks Ella, glad you like it. Smile
rugbylass 13 403
6 Aug 2004 11:14AM
Wow, this is wonderful! So much colour and texture! A well deserved EC Smile
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2004 11:19AM
Thank you Helen, pleased to hear your opinion. Smile
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2004 8:56AM
Congrats on a well deserved EC Eric,well done
julie(already clicked)
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2004 8:59AM
Thanks Julie, good to have your comment. Smile
warb 12 839
9 Aug 2004 11:13AM
just...3...more....clicks.

i wonder what happens? will the site stop? :o)
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
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