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Rusty Post 1

By pamelajean
Back in the summer, on a visit to Sandy Point here on Hayling Island, the tide was out and these markers were completely exposed. I love their colours, textures and general state of erosion. I used flash for all of them, to get the detail.
I understand about channel markers, and suppose these particular ones could be referred to as shoreline markers for marine navigation and boating safety, like the road signs of the sea. They are fixed and mounted on posts, and the two basic colours are red and green, each meaning something different. If anyone knows any more about them, I'd love to know.
5 versions, the last 2 are of the marker.

Tags: Mounted Close-up and macro Marker Post Fixed Hayling island Hants Landscape and travel Nautical Sandy point Flash and lighting

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ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 6:48PM
Some lovely rich colours and fine textures in these Pamela
Cormy 13 3 England
2 Dec 2010 6:54PM
The rust in this is likely to give Mikbee an orgasm or a heart attack,look out for the news in tomorrows press.I suppose MIck would settle for an orgasm !!!!
cdn_stu 10 2 1 Canada
2 Dec 2010 6:58PM
Nice shots. Great colour. V1 is my favorite.
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 7:04PM
I regret I can't interpret the markers, Pamela, but I can appreciate the superb composition of V1 in particular, the subject-matter, the colours and textures - wonderful!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 7:05PM
I shall be interested in Mick's expert commentary when he finds these - the red, I understand, but the green I find puzzling. Viewed large it doesn't look like peeling green paint which is the only explanation I could think of.
V1 works best for me as a composition, I want the close view. But I like the shadow in V3 and the angle in V4.
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 8:05PM
An interesting set Pam, Like the use of flash to brin g out the detail in the rust which, with its colour, makes for a creative image. Also the position of the channel markers to the left 'balances' the frame very well. Paul
davidhu 15 19 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 9:45PM
A good series of textural studies. V1 works best for me, the close up nicely balanced by the two full objects beyond.
2 Dec 2010 9:53PM
What a great set of textures and tones excellent set.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
2 Dec 2010 11:25PM
A tremendous bit of textured,flakey rust here Pamela.You are indeed correct with your navigation and safety theory.In a nutshell,when a ship is approaching these marker buoys,(and they are technically know as buoys),if they are red the ship turns right for safe waters and if they are green the ship turns left.If they are red and green on the same buoy this means an obstruction so go either right or left to get out off the way from it !! However,the Americans have kinda put the cat amongst the pigeons here.For some strange reason,they make their direction of safety the opposite way from us !! Anyone taking their luxury yacht into an American harbour,please take note of this !!
A super set.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
2 Dec 2010 11:39PM
WOW! Some excellent choices made here, Each image could stand on its own-- a wonderful grouping al together--- and the view behind tells volumes!
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
2 Dec 2010 11:43PM
v1 for me. love the comp, smashing texture.a good oone for your RAS membership.lesley
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
3 Dec 2010 12:12AM
something wrong here,your full of rust and mickbee is showing flowers,i think the cold is getting to everyone.The usual top notch photography,with interesting write up ,no use talking about rust you have the experts already.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Dec 2010 4:38AM
A most interesting set, Pamela, love the composition of V.1, great perspective, wonderful textures, very well spotted and captured. Carol
fentiger 20 920 24 England
3 Dec 2010 7:39AM
All these images are well composed and the colour and texture of the rust exposed perfectly.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
3 Dec 2010 11:41AM
Great set, Pamela, the wonderful tones and textures have been excellently captured. Think if I had to pick a fave, it's V1, for the format and composition.
TrevB Smile
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
3 Dec 2010 3:55PM
Terrific detail, colours and textures in these Pamela, this is a really fine set of shots. There is only one thing wrong with these markers, they are no use to a colour blind sailor!
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 5:55PM
Thankyou so much for your interest and kind comments.
A special thanks to Mick for the welcome information, but I just can't see them as "buoys"...I have a lot to learn about marine navigation.
Interesting, I may have chosen the right one for V1 this time.
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 6:34PM
A lovely set of rust studies here pamela, so much tone texture and colour in them v1 for me too

Ray42 13 3 England
4 Dec 2010 8:33AM

Quote:A good series of textural studies ...
I agree - v1 for me too
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
4 Dec 2010 11:37AM
Definitely chose the right one for V1. Love all the corrosion and it's a good composition.
imagio 14 12 1 England
5 Dec 2010 12:16AM
Fab detail Pamela

5 Dec 2010 10:26PM
five interesting and colourful images Pamela, V1 my choice.
xwang 12 56 8
6 Dec 2010 12:42AM
Excellent colour and texture.I like V3's shadow and V4's POV.
6 Dec 2010 3:15PM
Good shotes.
6 Dec 2010 4:27PM
superb texture in these excellent images.ray
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
6 Dec 2010 7:18PM
The detail and textures captured in these shots is truly excellent. It certainly caused Mick to wax lyrical!!!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 8:48PM
Looks like they have been sunbathing with all those fantastic colours,
beautiful shots Pamela
7 Dec 2010 4:21PM
They are all very interesting shots with such rich colours and textures. I particularly like V1 because of the strong composition and the placing of the two markers in the LH triangle.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2010 11:02PM
V1 I like the image,V3, I like the shadow... Very nice colours...
debu 11 India
8 Dec 2010 11:42PM
Lovely set of images.
dusfim 11 Malta
9 Dec 2010 8:11PM
Excellent shot plus rusty colour. Well done for your work. Dusfim
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
9 Dec 2010 8:18PM
Superb textures, lovely exposures.
I haven't been using my S9600 since before my indisposition, I've been using my Canon compact, whenthe weather is better, and I can get about easier I will shake the dust off of the Fuji and give it an airing, lol.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
10 Dec 2010 9:36AM
top notch shots Pamela
Mavis 19 143 2 England
26 Apr 2011 12:39AM
A fine piece of rust Pamela . Should keep all the rustaholics happy xx
iancrowson Plus
11 215 168 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2011 7:58PM
An excellent collection of images. Yes they are port hand markers. They are marking the port or left side of the entrance to Chichester Harbour. Not only the tops red (ignoring your beautiful rendering of the red rust) the top marks (basket like bits on top) are all can shaped. A boat entering the harbour (going in the direction of buoyage) would leave them to their port (left hand side). You may have noticed the green marks, starboard hand, on the other side of the channel are cone shaped. (pointed tops)
Great shots, Ian

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