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saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 67 Norway
3 Aug 2020 8:57AM
Two abandoned pallets - minimalist fly-tipping?
hobbo Plus
9 1.6k 3 England
3 Aug 2020 9:00AM
A step away from your usual Fare D .....A well thought out mono study of shapes textures and tones, which is what itís all about.

The angle of the pallets form a nice lead-in toward the bungalow.... their smoother texture and hard edges contrast nicely with the long, dry grasses.

Excellent tone zones between top and bottom.....

I think I like it.

3 Aug 2020 9:15AM
Drink some beer, get your power tools, and then make stuff like an ugly chair and table from a pallet
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
3 Aug 2020 9:15AM
I should explain the context a bit...

First, houses further up the road have big front gardens - hence the unmown area while work is going on. The building in the background is actually the next house up the road, giving an idea of the length of garden involved. I was a yard or two up the bungalow's drive to take the picture.

Second, there's a strong totting convention around here: I've seen quite a lot of waste material left on verges or at the bottom of drives, and it's always gone within a day. Secondhand pallets in good nick are negotiable currency for some: unwanted waste that will take up skip space for builders. They'll be gone shortly, if not already.

We've followed the work from our garden, as the bungalow is around 18 feet above our floor level: cheerful Sikh workmen getting on with the job, which is not unusual in Walsall. Twenty years ago I saw a van with the legend 'Singh and Sons, Plumbers. You've tried the cowboys - not try the Indians.' With all our imperfections, we in the West Midlands are a pretty harmonious multiethnic community.
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
3 Aug 2020 9:16AM
We need that table, Leo. I'll go and see if the pallet's gone...
3 Aug 2020 9:26AM
The artist has loaded his pallet.

Good view point, John, making the scene much more palatable.

3 Aug 2020 11:25AM
Nice work. The house reminds me of the house in Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men! (Giving my age away here)
jacomes Plus
5 26 16 Portugal
3 Aug 2020 11:28AM
Agree with Hobbo above, I like it.
kaybee 16 7.4k 26 Scotland
3 Aug 2020 12:19PM
In Australia (and no doubt elsewhere) pallets are made from all kinds of beautiful woods that we would describe as 'exotic' for which we pay a small fortune.
Here we get cheap pine. It makes 'recycling' much more utilitarian.
chase Plus
15 1.8k 442 England
3 Aug 2020 12:53PM
Oooo, recycling springs to mind, I could make all manner of things from a couple of pallets Wink
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
3 Aug 2020 1:36PM
I can always nip round and ask if I can have them, Janet...
chase Plus
15 1.8k 442 England
3 Aug 2020 2:16PM
They will most likely have been collected by now....I nipped round whilst you were typing WinkTongue
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
3 Aug 2020 2:25PM
Just go buy one board and you'll want to drag these home. Good shot by the way.
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
3 Aug 2020 2:46PM
The angle of the pallet points you towards the hole in the house, which ties the two objects together. A few of these pallets together, and you get outdoor decking!
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
3 Aug 2020 4:13PM
Always useful timber. Why anybody would throw them away is beyond me. We have a very useful set of garden
furniture made out of some pallets. Cheap (free), easy and very eco friendly.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2020 5:08PM
They make a lovely shot and just what I could do with to assist my fencing!
The skids make for an interesting compositional element, John. And, this is a lovely mono.


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