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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
28 Aug 2012 10:59PM
Looks like they are ripe for picking.

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28 Aug 2012 11:10PM
Well seen - bet those chains have a multitude of uses on a farm!!
28 Aug 2012 11:14PM
Perhaps the farmer ordered chain link fencing Mick and this is what arrived,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 11:30PM
Can't think what use such substantial chains could be to a farmer: but handy having them just in case you happened by.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Aug 2012 11:34PM
Well I reckon he plants the links in october and then harvests rusty chains in August!
Well spotted. Ican see you go miles for a good crop of rust.
Farmers used to drag bundles of chains attached to big frames across fields to break up dry clay when I was young, but idon't know whether it is still done
28 Aug 2012 11:52PM
Aaaaaaa, lost and found- my necklaceTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!! Whoopee!!!!! A few lucky charms will be nice, Mick!!!!!!! Not fussy but Swarovski, perhaps???????!!!!!! Leave it to you, thenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!!!! AniaWink
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 11:57PM
A ton of links here mick - a breakfast of rust for you!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Aug 2012 12:49AM
I don't know what they are used for but I can just see your eyes lighting up at the sight of all the rust Mick. - gary
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 1:29AM
He heard you were around Mick..special call to sayWink
just wants you to take what you need and leave the rest tidy so it can rust well
But we all need to know what you used it for thoughTongueSmileGrin
is a great shot too

Thought and your secrets
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2012 1:50AM
All sorts of use for chains on a farm---even on our tiny farm we have a chain with a big hook--- used it a few times to pull a car out of the mud after a flood, also to drag a tree and a few other things--- real farmers have all sorts of other uses--such as what Annette suggested

not so happy when they drag them on the road tho!

Great rust here!
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
29 Aug 2012 2:45AM
Maybe he grows 'em ?
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 6:11AM
Farming is tough nowadays and farmers are constantly being told to diversify. This farmer has had the intelligence and foresight to create a specialist tourist attractions for photographers.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 6:50AM
Cracking shot Mick, great textures and tones, well spotted and captured. One has to wonder if these are organic chains SmileSmileTongueSmileSmile

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
29 Aug 2012 7:28AM
Have you got any seeds Mick I would like to grow some. Smile A very fine RAS image.

wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 7:45AM
Well they do say you shouold have diverse varied diet , but this could hardly be called one of your five a day ! Wink Nice find

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 7:53AM
Having consulted my oracle (aka Nick (Nikshot)) he says those chains are showing all the signs of having been in salt water and mud. Me, I wouldn't have a clue, I like those pretty white ones with the orangey spots, would look good with some flowers I have recently captured. Any chance of you acquiring a few links and sending them down to Cornwall pleaseWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Aug 2012 7:59AM
Great macro with loads of rust:SmileSmile
)SmileSmile Netta
9 10 10 England
29 Aug 2012 8:16AM
They knew you were coming and insead of baking a cake they gave you some rust, which you used to good advantage.Wink
The links that link us rust lovers all together, links R us love it.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Aug 2012 8:56AM
Perhaps he'd heard rumours there's going to be a shortage and has stocked up.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:10AM
Having read all the above submissions I am sure that Annette, Barry and a couple of others have twigged:
You have photographed a RUST FARM !!!!!!

Quote:links R us

I vote we elect John to the RAS Committee as Official Slogan Writer!!!!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:15AM
It's a cascade of rust. A rusty waterfall.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Aug 2012 9:32AM
Funny how you upload an image like this and immediately get a chain reaction from the RAS GrinGrin

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 11:09AM
Trust you to find chains there
great 2 toned tonic chains
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
29 Aug 2012 12:55PM
A metal Medusa. A great find.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Aug 2012 1:45PM
Quite a variety of rust here, Mick, there must be at least four different species here, you don't usually find them grouped together like this....Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
29 Aug 2012 2:02PM
thought you had been to the sale at the butchers and got a load of out of date sausage...Can you find the link?
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 2:46PM
A great title which so perfectly fits this "gorgeous?" heap of 'Rust'. You will have to give me some time on the 'Rust' thing Mick, I still really don't understand the fascination...

Regards Nathan
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 2:54PM
The chains knew you were gonna be there, Mick. [Probably from a Twitter feed] Everyone wants their 15 minutes (or 1000 pixels) of fame and chains are no different. Except maybe the missing link.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
29 Aug 2012 4:48PM
They might not even be the farmers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is an old rusty cooker thingy dumped in the corner of a field just down the road from me, doesn't belong to the farmer. GrinGrinGrin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 4:52PM
Cracking image, i like the composition ang a great subject matter, reminds me of my gold neckchain (in my dreams)Wink
Thanks for all your recent and witty comments, much appreciated.
Cheers Mike.
29 Aug 2012 6:26PM
Maybe He had a Chain Fence at one point Mick, then replaced it with Stone. Kind of him to leave it there for you to Photograph though, what a find.

John Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
29 Aug 2012 7:41PM
Could do with some of this to chain the wife to the sink with! Tongue

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 9:28PM
Just love reading all the comments, MickGrin!
I know you say that you don't take your photography seriously, but I do like your composition here, and the format is perfect, to give credence to your great title.
29 Aug 2012 11:53PM
Did you sort the colours out Mick,pale colour at the front. classyWinkWink..Lin
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Aug 2012 9:49AM
I wondered that myself Lin good assortment of colours! well placed to good effect, like it, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 2:31PM
I think there is a link there somewhere to another world. Paul
1881 6 India
30 Aug 2012 3:19PM
Nice Macro.

================= SANJEEV
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
30 Aug 2012 10:16PM
The lighting on chains - doesn’t come much better than this.

Excellent piece of work viewed here.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 6:53PM
Lovely multi coloured links!
Wouldn't fancy detangling that lotTongue
LexEquine 12 19 United States
1 Sep 2012 9:24PM
'Lot's of vintage Rust,...finely Imaged,' Mick~~

~ Peter
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Sep 2012 4:14AM
nice rusty bunch
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Sep 2012 8:43PM
I see that this heap of rust has caused a huge chain reaction on here, a supreme effort indeed, Diana Ross would be proud of you

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