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Chain Reaction

By Hop-A-Long  
Right then, here's the culprit for my mishap that I told you about yesterday. It's a good job I like it, if I hadn't got a decent shot after all that I would have been rather annoyed.
These chains run the length of the beach area heading out towards the river, the boats moor to the buoys which are attached to them, not that I think the chains are up to much as you can see how corroded they are here and this is a good one. Maybe one day the fishermen will all arrive to an empty harbour as all their boats have gone fishing without them.

After we had finished for the day we popped to the supermarket on the way home for a few bits and pieces. I was absolutely disgusted, but funnily enough amused at the same time.
Outside the supermarket the Police were talking to two fellas that were in a transit pickup scrap van, they were going over this vehicle with a fine tooth comb. We continued into the shop, once I had my purchases I headed outside to wait for my friend, or possibly be nosey depending on how you want to look at it, I prefer to think I was waiting for my mate within earshot of what was going on. Well, I had to stand somewhere out the way.
Well, I was disgusted, the fella driving was now holding a child which had also been in the vehicle with him and his mate. The child would have been about 2 years old and there was no car seat in sight for her to sit in, so she must have been perched on the inner portion of the double passenger seat and wearing nothing but a lap belt. How can anyone be so dumb?
The fella was now signing the vehicle over to the Police as he had no insurance, license, tax or MOT. The vehicle also had bald tyre's all round, let alone what else might be wrong with it. Anyway, he signed it over, collected his tickets and daughter and headed off with his mate to get the bus.
After all that, don't worry because he was fully covered by health and safety as he was wearing a high vis vest, steel toe cap boots and had a hard hat in the cab. Talk about looking after yourself.
What amused me was the short conversation the Police had with him before he left. The only reason they began to talk to him was because of the space he had parked in. The space he decided to park an untaxed, uninsured, unMOT'd vehicle was in the bay which has the word POLICE painted on the floor in huge capital letters. The two officers had come along to the supermarket as routine and found they couldn't park because some berk had parked a dangerous vehicle in their bay.
They obviously ran a check on the vehicle and decided to wait for the owner to return so they could make his day, which they did with a smile.
At least it's one more illegal vehicle off the road, sadly the courts will probably give the driver nothing more than a slap on the wrist which will be no deterrent and he'll no doubt be out in another vehicle already with his daughter next to him.

Hope you like today's offering, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: Water Boat Sea Moor Rust Corrosion Close-up and macro Chain Rot

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 11:34AM
Love both of these - pretty, dainty rust - but particularly V1. The drift in and out of focus is more subtle, it's as though you've caught it lurking in the undergrowth.
As regards the story, parking an illegal vehicle in a Police bay is a class act. I often look at certain elements of the local youth here and think, well at least they're not bright enough to be a long-term threat to society...

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 11:53AM
PS Did you get my message about the Whickham day? It's not showing up as opened, but I know that's happened before. We had a good day, six of us including a new member. Sorry you couldn't make it.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 11:58AM
An organic-looking chain, this one; it appears to be lurking in the undergrowth like a tangled snake or even a nest of vipers. Crusty vipers, of course. Talk about getting low down and personal!
Faultless use of focusing and shallow dof. I have a slight preference for whichever version I happen to be looking at at the time Smile

I share your anguish at the avant you describe. So many drivers are selfish to others and especially to pedestrians when parking; seldom however to their passengers.

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 12:19PM
Great captures and wonderful pod and differential focus.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
10 Jul 2012 1:06PM
Love your little tale also the two images ~ even the rust has got rust ~ well seen and HEARD. Smile

10 Jul 2012 1:25PM
Superb DOF, both are top images...Wink
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 1:32PM
brilliant captures, love the focussing
bun Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 Jul 2012 1:42PM
A fine bit of rust here Andy.
Crusty and flakey !!
Good shots.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 3:33PM
Lovely image and story, many thanks andy.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 6:14PM
Love the green in amongst those rusty tones SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:31PM
Great shot Andy, and informative write up
Herge88 11 40 4 England
10 Jul 2012 11:14PM
Some super close detail and great textures in this.

Best Matt
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Jul 2012 6:06AM
A wonderful tale, Andy, which had a very successful outcome Smile Carol
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 7:04PM
Two excellent images, great dof, textures and tones, love them both

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 9:31PM
The shallow dof makes this very special!
12 Jul 2012 10:53PM
A fine bit of rust.two excellent images,love your stories..Lin

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