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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Sep 2012 11:12PM
Great composition, wonderful light and tones, very well taken and presented,

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 11:16PM
Spot on composition yet again Mick!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Sep 2012 11:29PM
a lot of compressed air if you ask me WinkGrin

enjoy your decorating WinkGrin
13 Sep 2012 11:33PM
Be nice to the wife Mick,she will let you come on the site moreTongueWink..Lin
13 Sep 2012 11:40PM
Hmmmmmmm......push me, pull me, pull me, push me, NO MERCY, then MickTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!! AniaWink
13 Sep 2012 11:47PM
Excellent colours and textures in this Mick, whoops nearly forgot the rust,
13 Sep 2012 11:55PM

Quote:Be nice to the wife Mick,she will let you come on the site moreTongueWink..Lin
Hire company!!!! Missing you already and your C&C, MickSadSadSadSadSad!!!!! AWink
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 11:55PM
Now isn't this from a song -' Push me,, pull me, any way you want ------- it's all right'.
Come on somebody what was it and who sang it (The Kinks)maybe!
Anyway seems the missus will be doing plenty of that next week - you'll surely get time off for good behaviour!
Tell her we'll miss you!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Sep 2012 12:02AM
aren't hydraulics the arch enemy of rust?
well here the grot broke through anyway!
And I think it is organic or ecologic grot as it has gone green Smile
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
14 Sep 2012 12:07AM
It doesn't sound like your poor wife will have much of a holiday trying to get you to be useful !
Great shot here...a fine piece of machinery sadly being ravaged by time...not unlike ourselves, eh?
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Sep 2012 12:11AM
These wee blips in life are sent to try us fellows, Mick: hope you have a fine hol. despite what you say.
And a jolly good image with which to leave us, the detail here quite excellent.
14 Sep 2012 12:32AM


And I think it is organic or ecologic grot as it has gone green Smile

Rather feel.......orgazmic, I will sayTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!AWink
14 Sep 2012 12:48AM

Quote:A lot of compressed air if you ask me WinkGrin
Especially, when you push me and pull meTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!! AWink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Sep 2012 1:04AM
Gosh Mick, they say a change does one good---

I like the piston thing!
14 Sep 2012 1:22AM
A well selected compo, nicely lit and colourful AND grotsy! Neat presentation Smile
Have a good 'holiday' - hope Mrs. won't have to use the whip!SmileWink
14 Sep 2012 2:16AM

Quote: hope Mrs. won't have to use the whip!SmileWink

He might like itGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin!!!!!!! AWink
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Sep 2012 3:06AM

Quote:hope Mrs. won't have to use the whip!SmileWink

She will have too if she expects me to do any DECORATING !!

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
14 Sep 2012 6:55AM
A great shot and you enjoy yourself helping your wife.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
14 Sep 2012 7:08AM
Another in an endless variety of grot images this time with just a hint of rust. Push me Pull me isn't that a variation from Dr. Doolittle Wink. Nice one Mick!

wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
14 Sep 2012 7:35AM
In engineering speak , a crosshead although it has seen better daysSmile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 7:48AM
Now come on Mick, I am going to side with 'Mrs Mick', help her decorate and choose those all important finishing touches, the quicker it is done the quicker you will be back on siteWinkWinkWink
Love the image by the way, can't fathom which bits moved, but great grot!!
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
14 Sep 2012 7:57AM
If this is the part of a speeding train Mick I'll be ok haha,,poor you.
I think we should all pool our ideas such as ,,oh the garden,,dont forget the gutters,,oh and the drains,
I think every one should help with a few ideas for Micks wife over the next week or so.Think we might enjoy your misery,,hahaWinkWink

Nice shot mate,,

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 8:00AM
My wife is also on holiday this week, Mick, so I too shall be doing as I'm told WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
You'd better behave or Jan might not let you back!
Enjoy the break from routine . . . .
Excellent composition for this grotshot.
14 Sep 2012 8:07AM
Great composition Mick. Lots of detail in this one
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 8:13AM
It's like a mechanical creature from one of those sci-fi films!! Great capture Mick.
Hope Mrs Mikbee won't have you running around too much (although personally I think you will enjoy it!!) Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 8:13AM
Green rust... Smile
Good to see Jan cracking the whip...
A quote from a very early episode of Last of the Summer Wine that we were watching last night.

Quote:Nora: What's the point of men being married if they don't know they are?
Glenda: 'What do you think it is that makes husbands so unreliable?
Pearl: Practice...

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 8:31AM
Fantastic shot Mick, superb textures and tones. I know what its like having the wife on holiday, I am just coming to the end of one of those weeks Tongue

Now there speaks a man who is the man of the house, you have to give a little before you get something, I know this all to well when my other half is out I am in charge. great intro Mick had to laugh you always come up something . good title well spotted.

SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 9:04AM
Some great colour in this one, Mick. Sounds like you're in for a colourful week too. Wink
Tibetan 5 3 England
14 Sep 2012 10:13AM
Nice bit of engineering here Mick you should be chuffed with this one lol. got a bit of everything in it, grease, muck, flecks of rust, paint and corrosion, a real work of art that is should be in the Tate Gallery! lol. bet you would sooner paint the town than the house ha ha ha a wee dram or two or three!. Have a good week and do as your told we all have to.......cheers nice one regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
14 Sep 2012 11:03AM

enjoy your decorating WinkGrin
My house need TLC too, Mick!!!!! Any chance in your spare time???????????? And yes, I will use a whip to spice up...........decoratingTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!! LIVING LEGEND, hope you have a wonderful holiday, will you be back????????? Mick, sorry for "have a go" at the image but couldn't resist!!!!! The image and title say it allTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!! Hope you don't mindSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!! I might pop in again later onTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!! AWink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Sep 2012 11:03AM
Guess you'll be painting the house terracotta or similar TongueGrin My excuse for coming on site was that the recently painted stuff had to 'cure' before the second coat!!

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
14 Sep 2012 12:08PM
It's fairly oozing.......
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
14 Sep 2012 2:52PM
Another fine image to add to your portfolio Mick, with regards to the Decorating,"Get A Man in"LOL, Have a good holiday, Bill.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Sep 2012 3:04PM
Have fun on your wife's week off. Get all those chores done now boy! A happy wife is nice to have...
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 3:32PM
Now there's some quality 'grot' !!!!.......looks like it's piston broke to me ???
14 Sep 2012 4:53PM

You'd better behave or Jan might not let you back!l

I willTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!! AWink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 5:27PM
Unusual gritty subject, good luck you will need it if the wife is on holidayWink
14 Sep 2012 5:56PM
Ha haaaaaa good luck Mick, hope all goes well, and maybe you can get some shots of Paint cans and Shopping trollies along the way?

John Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
14 Sep 2012 6:47PM
Quote:We are not going away but there is plenty talk about decorating the house,shopping for new household items,visiting relatives,and all these other things you women have us poor guys doing.

Under the thumb matey, you can tell who wears the trousers in your household, and it ain't you Tongue Like I can talk....Sad

Good image Mick.....

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 7:10PM
Good take... I thought this was one of yours! GrinGrinGrinGrin
Nice contraption! Have a good "productive" holiday! IB
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 7:18PM
What a feast of colours and textures you have given us here Mick. Try to enjoy being pushed and pulled, or at least try to look like you are enjoying it.

P.S. I have already taken loads of RAS entries in Portsmouth and here in Spain. Do I get rusty points for effort?
14 Sep 2012 10:48PM


Under the thumb matey, you can tell who wears the trousers in your household, and it ain't you Tongue

No, simply because Mick is wearing kilt I suppose, and..................nothing underneath, I hope soTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!! AWink
goso 11 2 1 Australia
15 Sep 2012 12:16AM
Top pic, and a good bit of "Pidgin English" in the title Mike ...Bill
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 6:52AM
Top class capture Mick Dont work too hard Remember YOU are on holiday .GrinGrin
15 Sep 2012 1:45PM

Quote: Remember YOU are on holiday .GrinGrin

No his WIFE, thenTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue????????!!!!!!!! AWink
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 7:33PM
I wish you well Mick, and I'm sure you will wish you had gone on holiday WinkWinkWink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 7:44PM
I know what you men are like when the cat's away. Someone told me the washing up was all saved and done the day before my return.
1881 6 India
15 Sep 2012 8:23PM
You are great for those great uncommon shot.
---------------- SANJEEV ---------------
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
15 Sep 2012 11:16PM
doesnt look like that has been doing either for some time Mick.
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
16 Sep 2012 11:17AM
I suppose you'd rather lounge around the house for the week. Just like I did a couple of weeks ago. Smile

This looks like it should have a cover over it, & being the cheeky chappy your are, you took a screwdriver to it to see what (rust?) was inside.

Well spotted & well shot Mick.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
16 Sep 2012 12:03PM
Beautifully detailed with great colours Mick.
Why don't you invite the relatives to decorate the house; kill two birds with one stone Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Sep 2012 1:40PM
A fine bit of decay here, Mick. Don't be letting your missus bully you too much! Wink
Trev Smile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
16 Sep 2012 4:03PM
superb capture!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Sep 2012 4:25PM
You are a fellow of infinite jest Mick, a fine study of decay to leave us with
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 7:13PM
Good luck Mick - we'll miss you! I hope you have an enjoyable week. Wink
moiral 8 12 Scotland
16 Sep 2012 9:56PM
Are you related to my husband by any chance Mick. I bought wallpaper for the living room about this time last year. After sitting in a box in the hall for about 11 months, it was recently relegated to the loft - does that tell me something? Probably to get someone in to do it and give his lordship the bill!!!!! He will get a damn shock some day when he comes in from work to find the walls have been stripped for him.
Anyway whatever you do, have a good time with your wife.
Nice shot BTW. Moira
a nice mix of colours
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Sep 2012 2:57PM
There was this steam engine driver at a rally but his engine stopped and he sat at the road side cursing!, the local drunk approached him and said what's up with you mate, the Driver replied piston broke, that makes two of us can I join you lol. have a good week ha ha ha regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 7:59AM
you sound rather henpecked to me...Wink
have fun keeping your pecker up!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
19 Sep 2012 11:16PM
'Superb Image & Composition' ~ Peter
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Ahhh Mick, a woman's work is never to get the 'ol man moving too
great shot and hope you get to relax a bit as well in between the choresGrin
debu 8 India
22 Sep 2012 1:26AM
Superb shot!
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 11:43PM
You poor bugger...hope you survive the week. Perhaps you should make this fine image your avatar ...!!!

Barry Wink
23 Sep 2012 10:54PM

Quote: Perhaps you should make this fine image your avatar ...!!!

If is accurate matching.....I wouldn't mind, not at allTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!!!!!!AWink

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