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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jul 2012 12:45AM
Looks as if layers of paint have been applied liberally to the door with little regard for the condition of the handle and key plate.
Makes a great subject for you though, and the contrast between the to areas makes the sot for me.

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gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
22 Jul 2012 12:49AM
You really get great detail from that camera, I have just got the G12 to replace my G9 and hope to get results like this.

22 Jul 2012 12:51AM
Superb shot.
22 Jul 2012 12:54AM
Excellent detail Mick,great shot,well done..Lin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 1:18AM
Nice bit of rust Mike
You must be running out of rust images
in Edinburgh!
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
22 Jul 2012 1:47AM
A burglars delight Mike - no fingerprints left on that knob ! - top subject and detail ...Bill
paskinmj Plus
8 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 2:14AM
Great rusty colours captured again.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jul 2012 3:13AM
Rusty-- a great sighting!
22 Jul 2012 3:14AM
Why did you not knock, I was in we could have shared a jam jar of tea. Eric.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 6:26AM
Oozes quality here Mick great tones and textures.Bet you get some funny looks as you take you photgraphs though.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
22 Jul 2012 7:01AM
Crusty and rusty and full of detail and texture, one of your very best grot abstracts Mick.

posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 7:04AM
I wonder where that door used to's been painted shut...! But then your grotty handle would not have opened it either....great capture Smile

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
22 Jul 2012 7:21AM
and they've got style there haven't they?
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 7:59AM
I can see Big Aggie's fingerprints all over this one. Splendid oxidation here.
22 Jul 2012 8:06AM
Excellent rusty capture Mick, great detail,
22 Jul 2012 8:07AM
Brilliant shot Mick, great textures and tones, well spotted and captured.

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
22 Jul 2012 8:11AM
The butler's not going to see much through that keyhole, Mick. Cracking corrosive capture Smile

netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
22 Jul 2012 8:23AM
Excellent detail,plenty rust
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 8:24AM
.... Of another era. And as Ronnie points out - look at all those layers of paint!
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 8:32AM
An image crammed packed full of rustic tones textures and superb detail, all added up to make this rusty old knob such a great photograph.

Regards Nathan
22 Jul 2012 8:56AM
The furniture beats the paint, for character, and as others have noticed, that is one heck of a lot of paint . . .
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 8:57AM
Excellent composition, Mick. The door-knob is so in-your-face that it's making my eyes go wobbly Smile Powerful stuff!


An apology: Re: fluffy white bits

Thank you for the castigation you administered to me yesterday. I accept the admonishment with due humility. I hope you will understand when I explain that my transgression was inadvertent. My copy of the R.A.S. rulebook breaks off at the page turn after Rule 1 Paragraph 2(d) Subsection ii Clause 4 ("..... without the application of axle grease") and does not resume until Rule 7 Paragraph 1(f) Subsection iv Clause 9 (" ....... that leather thongs may be considered an acceptable substitute in an emergency.")

There seem to be several pages missing in between.

I have a hunch that these missing pages are the ones that we mulled over during that memorable meeting in Carlisle a couple of years ago. I recollect little except discarding a sheaf of papers in the bin outside the pub before heading for the last bus. They were completely illegible due to being rather damp and strongly Guinness-flavoured.
- Were they the Missing Link?
- When is the Bondage Division?
- Why is Big Aggie?
Perhaps it is about time we arranged another committee meeting to sort out these and other pressing matters.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1849 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 9:11AM
Can't top Bill's comment but see linky thing here.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Jul 2012 9:15AM
Well spotted mick, I can see you will come with more of this glorious stuff!
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
22 Jul 2012 9:41AM
like my front door knob..only I have no grot...perhaps I'll spend the day scraping paint? GrinGrin
Nice bit of knobbly rusting
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
22 Jul 2012 10:23AM
who else's could this have been.....Wink

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
22 Jul 2012 10:57AM
Putting on the style, eh? I can remember that hit song y Lonnie Donegan when I were a lad! Wink This looks to have been meticulously painted around the rusty bits, just for you capture, Mick! Smile
Trev Smile
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
22 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Lovely composition and textures Mick. Also good contrast between the rust and the paint.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
22 Jul 2012 11:53AM
Kidding aside, a very sophisticated composition and abstract photo.
KingBee Plus
11 525 2 Scotland
22 Jul 2012 12:30PM
Yup, a very nice abstract. I don't know how you manage to find so much rust. Must be our climate!


22 Jul 2012 2:28PM
Mick, nice one, great detal with years of rust and pain thrown in for good measure........Smile

A fine rusty capture Mick.
22 Jul 2012 4:23PM
Hey Mick,
have a heart and tell us the truth - are you ordering rusty stuff ???? Wink

anyway , this order is extraordinary -
and so well presented
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
22 Jul 2012 4:28PM
Cor, that's a knob and 'arf! Looks like years of grime have built up on it, it's almost slimey. I don't think I'd like to touch it even.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 5:36PM
Great find a good rusty knob accompanied by the keyhole, you don't do things in halves our Mik
wnbeat Plus
12 56 Scotland
22 Jul 2012 8:55PM
The kind of layered rust that can get under your fingernails and give you a sore finger Ouch !!!!but well spotted
Where is the key, lol?????!!!!!!! Another splendid 'rusty' image, Mick!!!!!! AniaWink
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 5:49AM
I don't think that door has been oppened since the old Queen died... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
With all that rust the knob will not turn for sure... No ammount of oil/lubricant can get that moving...
As Aniamoore says "Where is the key"?
But as a composition, SPLENDID! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
23 Jul 2012 10:35AM
Mick, you'll never get that big lump in that small hole! (I bet Big Aggie says that to you all the timeTongue)

Looks like the door to the treasury, never been opened, well spotted Mick
23 Jul 2012 5:17PM
Rust in the highest degree Mick, it's a wonder the Door is still there, though I can't imagine it is ever open ( or closed, which ever the case may be)

John Smile
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 5:26PM
Mmmmmm....rusty knobs a go-go !!!!!.Grin
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 2:31PM
Ooooo dont think I would fancy twiddling thatSad
I am talking about the handleGrinGrin
Love the colour of that paint, very vintage.
24 Jul 2012 7:12PM
'Superfine {A++++} Color, tones, textures, & Details!' ~ LEx Wink
Tibetan 5 3 England
27 Jul 2012 3:01PM
Ha ha ha I can't stop laughing as I can imagine trying to turn that handle! it would drop off! get twiddling Fefe, regards Leon, nice one love it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
28 Jul 2012 8:58PM
Why bother painting the door if you are not going to do anything about the door knob and keyhole, most bizarre! A great find Mick and a good contrast between the old and the new
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
17 Aug 2012 1:29AM
Class piece of rust Mick,
Quote:Ooooo dont think I would fancy twiddling thatSad
I am talking about the handleGrinGrin
Love the colour of that paint, very vintage.

I am so tempted to comment on this comment but I am trying to behave,,

It looks like a metal door Mick,,,,give it a few years and kill the painter,,


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