Rust & flint

By mrswoolybill
Rust and flint. A new combination I think...
Part of the sea defences at Cromer.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Rust Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Flint

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rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
16 Feb 2011 7:59AM
The fickle finger of fate Moira ! Your eye for an image at work again !! Ron.

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baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 8:04AM
This is my kind of shot! Love it! Think V1 for me, more compact which appeals. But having said that V2 would look superb printed really large as a wall canvas.
pdcche 9 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 8:09AM
Two good close ups, I go for V2 today, we seem to had the same idea today on uploading flint.. Peter
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 8:15AM
Flicking between the two V1 ended up being favourite
Love the textures here
16 Feb 2011 8:19AM
What is wrong with me, I immediately thought 'phallic' on seeing this LOL. I've never actually wondered exactly what flint is for some reason. I shall have no go and look it up... This may work as a square depending on how much/little this is cropped.
CliveA 14 5 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 8:34AM
Looks like some exotic type of breakfast Tongue
V1 for me ( with tomato sauce )
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2238 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 8:42AM

Quote:What is wrong with me, I immediately thought 'phallic' on seeing this LOL
Lydia, I was waiting for someone to come out with it, so to speak - that has been on my mind...
OK Clive thinks it's tomato sauce, and Ron sees a finger...
Flint is a sedimentary rock, a form of quartz, that forms in nodules. Glass black inside, with a whitish crust around the outside. I come from Hampshire where it was used a lot in building but always 'napped' - split in half, with the cut surface outwards. In Norfolk it's very common in older buildings but always used whole - I'd never seen that before.
Thanks everyone.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2238 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 8:49AM
By a wonderful coincidence, the sort that epz throws up sometimes, Peter's upload this morning shows the inside of the flint nodules.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 9:01AM
These are wonderful images Moira, full of colour and texture. However, forget the sausage, finger, etc - it is a giant slug!! Watch out for your tender plants!!! Wink Grin
16 Feb 2011 9:15AM
Excellent detail captured in these Moira,
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 9:39AM
Excellent shot, superb textures and colours, for me it has to be V1.

maggieh 11 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 9:49AM
Again an image that has it all - natural texture, rust subtle tones. Well found it makes a pleasing image that would enhance any wall.
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 10:09AM
Two great captures moira. For me it has to be v2, it just has that little but more umph!! X x x
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
16 Feb 2011 10:11AM
Great shots Moira, good colours and texture, good bit o rust too, i expect Mikbee will be along shortly! i see a slightly melted chocolate finger! Smile
Regards Ricky.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
16 Feb 2011 10:50AM
No,no chocolate finger here,just a well cooked pork sausage.A common sight I see on my plate every Sunday morning when Jan cooks my breakfast.Mind you,I will not go so far to say her poached eggs looks as bad as your ones here !!
Images here Moira that give me food for thought !!
16 Feb 2011 11:38AM
You've stirred the hornets nest this morning Moira, fingers possibly chocolate, phalic,??? pork sausages, stone poached eggs, exotic breakfast. well I saw something quite different, now there's a surprise. I saw stones and a piece of rusty metal support. It does make for two lovely images to fight over though.
I'll go for V1 just because it fills the frame so well when large. Barbara is right thouh V2 would make a great print.

Keep up the good work Moira , now where's my PEPERAMI ?

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
16 Feb 2011 12:12PM
I get the urge to see a wider view and more of the rusty finger/sausage thingy. - gary
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
16 Feb 2011 2:16PM
The 'portrait image frame, v2,' does it for me today, Moira. Both are pictures with excellent details, muted earth colors & tones, & great texture. v2 moves my eye 'much more naturally' from the 'sweet spot in the frame,' to peruse the remainder of the image. I feel that v1, does 'not do this,' as effectively. Nice work with the D90.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 17 Canada
16 Feb 2011 2:34PM
V1 for me as I definitely see a tortoise head in the left top rock and a bird in the left bottom rock. I love how the rocks seem to be outlined. Trust you Moira to make a pile of rocks and a bit of rust look so good........Sandy
graceland 15 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 3:12PM
Interesting pictures you take ,But they make the viewer Look at them as i do !
16 Feb 2011 3:57PM
Beautiful images, love the colours and textures, they look very painterly.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
16 Feb 2011 5:13PM
Cracking tones & textures in these, Moira Smile Think it has to be V1 for me...just 'cos it fits my screen better! Grin
Trev Smile
16 Feb 2011 5:38PM
Love the colours and the rust here Moira. Great stone textures and a hint of moss. I like it.

John Smile
16 Feb 2011 5:39PM
Good detail captured here Moira - V1 is my fav !

jonwebber 12 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 5:46PM
jarendell 13 95 2 Spain
16 Feb 2011 6:39PM
It could be Berlusconi on the beach
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
16 Feb 2011 6:47PM
You are good at capturing the small details in the environment

pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 6:54PM
many varying colours making an interesting shot
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2238 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 7:13PM

Quote:It could be Berlusconi on the beach
James, I am honestly lost for words.
Thanks everyone, it's been a busy day and we're going away tomorrow.
ChrisOs 15 2 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 7:57PM
I thought the rusty thingy looked like a verrry long shoe, you can see the stitching around the welt.
Ties in nicely with some of the other comments too . . . "You know what they say, big feet, big ........." (quote from Private Walker in Dad's Army)
Richsr 13 91 223 England
16 Feb 2011 9:33PM
The combination of the rust and stones work well Moria, well seen and captured.
Regards Richard
16 Feb 2011 10:21PM
V1 for me.

AshTree 10 1.7k 6 England
16 Feb 2011 10:42PM
Well I think it's all been said, Moira - I'm a bit late catching up today! Love the textures and the amazing variety of colours in the stone..... and the chocolate phallic sausage finger thingy....

Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 7:14PM
v1 for me Moira

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