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Jonny5874 12 14 5 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 11:58PM
Nice angle and colours!

annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
28 Apr 2012 12:12AM
No chance that crane gets nicked!
but someone tried to undo the left bolt.

well spotted, Mr Rust eagle eye!
(btw Frank doesn't bark. he just looks at clients who don't want to pay and says with a voice deeper than Louis Armstrong rrrrrRRRR.. they don't need a debt collector at the garage. )
debu 11 India
28 Apr 2012 12:36AM
Great capture.
JPatrickM 14 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 12:39AM
The crane may still be working Mick, but it'll take more than a squirt of WD40 to get these nuts and bolts moving! Well spotted, and a nic ecomposition.
susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 12:47AM
Suitably grotty but still colourful and still going strong...... the bolts are good too TongueTongue Mick

the colour is wonderful opposite blue/yellow makes it balanced
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Apr 2012 1:05AM
This is rust perfection to the nth---- Reminds me of a table set with baked goods-- very tasty!
mikemullumby 10 1 3 Australia
28 Apr 2012 2:17AM
I feel like that each morning Mick, come to Auss mate, we let you quit at 67 now.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
28 Apr 2012 2:49AM
Looks a little nutty and what great colour...........Sandy
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
28 Apr 2012 3:25AM
Another good one Mick, even the daubed blue paint has taken on the rust…
Oh my, where do we dig this 'Pollies' up from??…… They won't have to work that long.
Ask them to give up there 'Super" payments for the tax payers that have put them there.
Cut out the benifits to those who bludge. For those who want a big family then get a job.
For those who want tattoo's and piecings then get a job.
For those who have defended their country give them the praise and benifits.
I could stand on my saop box for ever as the government here too has plunged us into huge debt..
but we are allowed to retire before 70.


pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
28 Apr 2012 6:02AM
excellent : looks like icing on a (rusty) cake
goso 15 2 1 Australia
28 Apr 2012 6:15AM
I've heard of "screw loose", but a "nut loose" is a new one on me - first class detail again Mike ...Bill
posty57 13 6 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 6:17AM
Some mornings your images are like looking into a mirror...for me SmileWink Super composition and colours my friend Wink

Like the blue hues coming thru... Good crisp rust close up & nicely balanced... Well spotted
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 7:39AM
I think we may all look a bit crusty by75. This is bearing up remarkably well.
And you know I love the blue paint/rust combination.
moiral 11 12 Scotland
28 Apr 2012 7:39AM
A great shot of the idiots at Westminster Mick - rusty old nuts who can afford to give up work before the rest of us. Moira
danbrann 17 640 17
28 Apr 2012 8:02AM
Apparently that crane is still used to this day to lift Aggie off the ground on Saturday nights. I wonder why one has been unscrewed but no matter it helps to break up the pattern. This one is a cracker Mick.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
28 Apr 2012 8:08AM
Heavy duty rust, Mick.

PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 8:33AM
Wow thats great texture colour and detail. Need more than a big wrench to shift those two. How about some WD40?? Like 6 cans of the stuff. Paul
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
28 Apr 2012 8:38AM
must have been assembled by network rail mick they got done recently for leaving lock nuts undone.I have been doing some concrete fencing ,by myself,i had forgotten how heavy those base panels are and how old i am,but its good to know i am keeping the boys in London in the manner to which they have become accustomed,Ba-----ds!!!
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 8:39AM
Blue paint is used to preserve the rust beneath in good condition until you come along and photograph it. Of course.
A nice natural diptych. Sometimes up, sometimes down.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Apr 2012 9:49AM
all it needs is another coat of paint!! GrinGrin
Alvar 14 23 2 France
28 Apr 2012 9:53AM
Two great nuts MickSmileSmileSmile
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 11:38AM
Brilliant shot Mick, fabulous colours and textures, nice one mate

nikshot 12 9 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 11:41AM
Great rust comp Mick, the stuff posters are made of.

28 Apr 2012 12:08PM
I like the divide between these two Mick, a classic Mikbee shot, smashing!
And if we have to work til we're 75, all the youngsters will be trying to kill us off, so they can have our jobsSmile

John Smile
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 2:48PM
Mmmmm....nice bit of 'canker' !!!

Damned if I'm going back to work !! slippers are too comfy !!!!.Grin........& TongueTongueTongueTongue to Westminster !!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
28 Apr 2012 3:05PM

Quote:...we will have to work until we are 75 years old...
Not me, it gets in the way of photography! A great combination of colours here, Mick - and with all this rain about lately it will be encouraging more rust! Wink
Trev Smile
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
28 Apr 2012 4:44PM
'Superb RAS macro Image rendition!' ~ Peter
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 6:02PM
Multilayered rust, wow! As always great capture with beautiful colours and textures. I have found some BRILLIANT rust for you here in Calpe which I have yet to photograph, but I will, I promise.
jonwebber 13 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 6:27PM
Great grot!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
28 Apr 2012 7:07PM
Terrific detail and textures in this one Mick, I'm sure you will be on here long after the age of 75 working hard at finding more examples of rust and grot for us to view!
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
28 Apr 2012 9:02PM
An all-around beauty -- nice composition, wonderful colors and textures.
28 Apr 2012 11:58PM
a different shot, made interesting by the colours
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 7:08AM
The scrap boys are going to fun nicking this piece of metal Mick . GReat textures and colours.
KingBee Plus
15 554 2 Scotland
29 Apr 2012 8:44AM
Me, I'm already retired, mate - don't know how I got away with it for so long.

Great image, BTW.


Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
29 Apr 2012 10:53AM
The pealing paint is fantastic and the way one side seems to be decaying quicker than the other.
Great shot Mick.

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
29 Apr 2012 12:02PM
Wonderful detail and colour Mick!
Suehh 14 39 6 England
29 Apr 2012 2:54PM
Mick, I find this image extremely beautiful. It is more like a sculpture. The colours are so lovely - sompeow makes me think of running water or a waterfall. Beautiful indeed.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 4:04PM
just perfect. ... for a rust lover Wink
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2012 5:37PM
Sorry I been on a photo shoot this weekend.
Another great image mick..
You got so many great comments...
Great work yet again...

JustDucky 10 8 Canada
1 May 2012 12:09AM
wow thats alot of rust, great detail Mick
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 8:13AM
What a fantastic combination of colours, love that old blue bumpy lumpy paint merging with the rust........ GreatGrinGrin

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