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7 10 10 England
5 Dec 2012 11:28PM
This gives a good diagonal Mick.

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debu 6 India
5 Dec 2012 11:31PM
Great textured and rusty image.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 11:39PM
Great composition combined with lovely detail and rust make for a splendid image Mick
Humblebee 4 1 England
6 Dec 2012 12:07AM
Lovely stuff, lots of rust - got some of those as well - good composition ... Carol
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
6 Dec 2012 12:20AM
looking like a bit of a lavallière lost on the sidewalk-- a tiny bit of rust has started--- so goes the relationship!
6 Dec 2012 12:24AM
Lots of great texture in this fine composition, with the rusty chain nicely on the diagonal. - Keep wondering what the chain wouid have been padlocked to!Grin (not round Mick's wrist, or ankle, I hope!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin)

strokebloke 7 493 17 England
6 Dec 2012 12:32AM
Whatever's on the other end of that chain, they won't get away with it. Not now it has a padlock on it Grin
It'd be pointing the wrong way coming out of any of the other corners Mick.
You keep it bottom left Wink
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 1:11AM
Great texture and rust Mick.
How does it look in mono?
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
6 Dec 2012 4:10AM
A great photo Mick !! I just love the lock sitting on the end of the chain doing nothing but looking good SmileGrin
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 6:05AM
Good texture in the tarmac Mick and the chains a bonus well spotted.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
6 Dec 2012 6:41AM
Great textured and rusty image ,the lock would benefit from a little spray of WD40 if someone needs to open itWink
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
6 Dec 2012 7:26AM
A pin-sharp abstract. A fine diagonal composition with a complementary blend of colour, rust and texture.

wnbeat 11 56 Scotland
6 Dec 2012 7:31AM
What I find a surprising is how many padlocks you find locking nothing !!Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 8:16AM
Super composition Mick,
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 8:38AM
Not waving but drowning?
I like this angle.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 9:14AM
I can't help noticing the tooth marks on the padlock, Mick. Has Big Aggie chewed through the chain and escaped again?

I would guard against portraying a chain rising from the bottom right or dangling from the top. You would confuse us all . . .

In fact it's a fine composition. Good one.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 10:25AM
The Padlock

I triumphed, love's victorious power
Prevailed, and near approached the hour
Which should have crowned our mutual flame,
Just then your tyrant husband came.
That hoary Jailer was too hard,
To love he all access has barred,
And all our wishes to defeat,
Secures the key of pleasure's seat;
For such strange matters to account,
Our tale to ancient days should mount;
Ceres must to you sure be known,
Ceres one daughter had alone,
Who much resembled you in face,
Beauteous, adorned with every grace,
To the soft passion much inclined,
And guided by a Cupid blind.
Hymen, a god as blind as he,
Treated him as he treated thee;
Pluto, the rich and old, in hell
Made her his wife, and forced to dwell;
But she the jealous miser scorned,
And Pluto, though a god, was horned;
Pirithous, his rival bright,
Young, handsome, generous, and polite,
Found means to get to hell ere dead,
And clapped huge horns upon his head.
This as a fable you'll deride,
But love a man to hell may guide;
In hell, as here, by some strange spite,
Intrigues are always brought to light;
In a hot hole a spy concealed,
Saw all, and all he saw revealed;
And added, that the royal dame,
With half the damned had done the same.
The horned god on this report
Convokes at his infernal court,
Each odious, black, and cursed soul,
Sainted below for actions foul,
Each cuckold's soul, who during life
Did all he could to plague his wife.
Then thus declared a Florentine,
'Most mighty monarch, I'd opine
For death, for once a wife is dead,
She can't defile the marriage bed;
But ah, sir, an immortal wife
Can never be deprived of life;
A padlock, therefore, I'd invent,
Which should such accidents prevent;
She must be virtuous, of course,
When under the restraint of force;
Not to be come at by her elf,
You're sure to have her to yourself;
Would I had thought before I died,
Such a convenience to provide.'
This sage advice a loud applause
From all the damned assembly draws;
And straight by order of the state,
Was registered on brass by fate.
That moment in the shades below,
They anvils beat, and bellows blow;
Tisiphone the blacksmith's trade
Well understood, the locks she made.
Proserpina, from Pluto's hand
Receiving, wore it by command.
Sometimes the hardest hearts relent,
Even Pluto's self some pity felt,
When spouse's virtue he made fast,
And said, 'you'll now perforce be chaste.'
This lock which hell could frame alone,
Soon to the human race was known;
In Venice, Rome, and all about it,
No gentleman or cit's without it;
'Tis always thought a method sure,
All female honor to secure.
There husbands, though some sneerers mock,
Keep virtue safe and under lock.
But now to bring the matter home,
Your spouse, you know, lived long at Rome;
With bad men few infection 'scape,
He has learned the Roman modes to ape.
But all his jealous care is vain,
Love always knows his ends to gain;
That god will sure espouse our cause,
He still protects who keeps his laws;
For you have given me your heart,
And can't refuse me any part.


A lengthy but beautiful poem, regards Nathan
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
6 Dec 2012 11:31AM
A lock without a cause. Sad
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 12:46PM
I do like the diagonal comp, does make you wonder what is on the other end of the chain!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Dec 2012 2:54PM
Yes, strange isn't it, how they all come out from the same corner! Wink A fine specimen of rusty chain, leaving us all intrigued as to what's on the other end! Smile
Trev Smile
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 4:22PM
Wow Nathan's certainly made a contribution. Great stuff. Bottom left. I guess thats where the starts and scans across. Paul
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 4:39PM
Whew! Nathan!!
good looking rust and padlock.
but why one any other way?
turn the camera insteadWinkWinkWink
can I be there to see though?
6 Dec 2012 6:12PM
A piece of advice Mick, stand on your Head Wink

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 8:08PM
Lots of advice here Mick - but will he listen? Smile
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
7 Dec 2012 12:29AM
That's expertise though Mick, always finding them coming from that corner, I wish I could, mine always appear all over the frame, such a mess.
Great simple shot with good composition and textures.

7 Dec 2012 5:06PM
still from that corner... Tongue
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
7 Dec 2012 10:45PM
strange but true......
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
8 Dec 2012 11:41AM
the rising diagonal, positive vision of life

moiral 6 12 Scotland
8 Dec 2012 2:11PM
Surprises me the amount of chains and padlocks you find, no matter where they come from Grin. Moira
8 Dec 2012 2:16PM
...................somehow, Mick!!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
8 Dec 2012 6:29PM
The padlock is the MASTER-piece! Beautiful detail captured, nice rusty textures on that chain.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Dec 2012 11:46AM
Or you could turn it 90 degrees clockwise, which would work beautifully too Smile
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 5:58AM
You just need a stright jacket and you in it for xmas...
he he..
Nice one mick...

Keep an eye out for mick xmas surprise....

Tibetan 4 3 England
11 Dec 2012 5:43PM
You could do a mirror image and have two chains and padlocks Mick, one left and one right!, I see you have had the rust o meter out from the shed again, well done, bet you get some rusty nuts for Christmas lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
12 Dec 2012 5:42PM
We've become hardened to your images of rust and grot over the years Mick and you are undoubtedly the master of this genre. You are so good infact that Nathan has started to quote the legendary French philosopher Voltaire
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
13 Dec 2012 11:49AM
Looks like you're gonna corner the rusty chain market very soon, Mick. Well shot grot Smile

astyag 9 12
20 Dec 2012 11:37PM
Indeed, Mick finds all the rust chains and padlocks!

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