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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.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jul 2012 - 1:01 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Chain Reaction
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:10 Jul 2012 - 11:13 AM
Tags:Boat, Chain, Close-up / macro, Corrosion, Moor, Rot, Rust, Sea, Water
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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8745 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1238 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 11:34 AM

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...

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 10 Jul 2012 - 11:35 AM
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8745 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1238 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 11:53 AM

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 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 11:58 AM

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  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 12:19 PM

Great captures and wonderful pod and differential focus.

fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 1:06 PM

Love your little tale also the two images ~ even the rust has got rust ~ well seen and HEARD. Smile


martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 1:25 PM

Superb DOF, both are top images...Wink

bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 1:32 PM

brilliant captures, love the focussing
bun Smile

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 1:42 PM

A fine bit of rust here Andy.
Crusty and flakey !!
Good shots.

Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 - 3:33 PM

Lovely image and story, many thanks andy.

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 6:14 PM

Love the green in amongst those rusty tones SmileSmile

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 10:31 PM

Great shot Andy, and informative write up

Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 11:14 PM

Some super close detail and great textures in this.

Best Matt

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 6:06 AM

A wonderful tale, Andy, which had a very successful outcome Smile Carol

11 Jul 2012 - 7:04 PM

Two excellent images, great dof, textures and tones, love them both


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 9:31 PM

The shallow dof makes this very special!

sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 10:53 PM

A fine bit of rust.two excellent images,love your stories..Lin

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