The cutting edge

By mrswoolybill
Now what do you think this might this be?
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro

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RLF Plus
12 18 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 8:12AM
A fire arrow or a sun dial perhapsSmile
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
10 Mar 2015 8:25AM
Maybe a sundial.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
10 Mar 2015 8:27AM
A gyroscopic attachment to an arrow to make it fly straighter!!
10 Mar 2015 8:33AM
Weathervane?
Richsr 15 91 223 England
10 Mar 2015 8:47AM
A good angle to make this difficult to place Moria.
So not really a clue.
R.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:03AM
Can only guess as above MoiraGrinGrin

Cliff
10 Mar 2015 9:15AM
So good. I wouldn't have seen this in a million years. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:23AM
People have got the location right, but as far as I could tell it was simply a garden ornament. It was fixed on a metal support, and low down, so not a weather vane. And it was among flowers so no use as a sun dial. I like the gyroscopic arrow though...
Cheers everyone. Colour will follow tomorrow.
Moira
danbrann 17 640 17
10 Mar 2015 9:24AM
I do know what this one is but I won't say at the moment so as not to spoil it for the others....
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:25AM
Straight to the point Moira. Thought it was a gyroscope at first. But now I don't know.
Peter
sherlob Plus
16 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:35AM

Quote:Now what do you think this might this be?


A winning image. A cracking shot this Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:36AM
Thank you Adam, that's a surprise and an honour!
Moira
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:36AM
You've put a really long lens on the camera and photographed a satellite in orbit.Smile

No idea what it is to be honest.

Ken
Kurt42 19 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:49AM
It is not a gimbal-like object, it is a photograph of a gimbal-like object. Nice one, too.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:53AM

Quote:It is not a gimbal-like object, it is a photograph of a gimbal-like object.

Wikipedia has a wonderful animated diagram, see here. Watch it for a while and you do quite dizzy.
But I was immediately thinking:

Quote:’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


That has nearly given Spellcheck a nervous breakdown...
Moira
NDODS Plus
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 9:59AM
A fine capture of thingymebob...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 10:10AM
Love the image and I'm sure I've something like this before.........but for the life of me I can't think of where!!!! Grin
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 10:24AM
Now that is something that you wouldn't want to sit on by mistake ... Grin
As others have rightly said, whatever it is, it's an incredibly effective image of it.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Mar 2015 10:26AM
Gyro gorgeous 😁
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 10:28AM

Quote:Now that is something that you wouldn't want to sit on by mistake ...

Ouch!
Thanks Jeff for the UA, I'm delighted with how well this one is faring.
Moira
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
10 Mar 2015 10:49AM
interesting photograph Moira of this sharp object.. looks like some rubbing went on over the arrow-head.. but it has only made it sharper.. Smile
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
10 Mar 2015 11:03AM
An Edwardian chastity belt Moira.
I am probably wrong as usual.
It could be a Victorian one !!
Mick.
mistere Plus
8 13 5 England
10 Mar 2015 12:56PM
It's a pointy thing, nice piccy though.

Dave.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
10 Mar 2015 1:04PM
When you have old odd ball stuff and don't know what to do with it. Sometimes, the garden comes to mind. Maybe this is the case here. It makes one great image, so that's good.
Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 1:11PM
Sharp and to the point! Wink

P.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
10 Mar 2015 3:01PM
A secret weapon Wink Moira. Very good mono.
Ron
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
10 Mar 2015 3:19PM
I dunno, Moira, but it looks lethal! A wotsit, or thingummyjig, maybe... Wink
Trev Smile
10 Mar 2015 5:21PM
An Orange Peeler Moira. Mines a Point of Orange please.

JohnSmile
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
10 Mar 2015 6:12PM
I came in late to the game, so I know the answer, but it is a superb photograph illustrating the depth of field principle and how it enhances even the most common of objects.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2015 7:34PM
Darn it, you gave it away, and I knew what it was because I have one in my gardenSmile. The sphere is supposed to glow in the night...but it doesn't.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
10 Mar 2015 7:38PM
A spherical globe pierced through with an arrow; super DOF, Moira.
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1928 England
10 Mar 2015 10:12PM
One two, one two, and through and through!
The vorpal blade went snicker-snee!

I loved reading the Jabberwock to the children at bedtime. They are now 32 and 30...

The word armillary comes to mind. Not sure why.

No spoolchucker was used in the writing of this comment...
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1928 England
10 Mar 2015 10:14PM
And it isn't wildly wrong, even if it's not right!

Here's the Wiki-planation.

This one won't make you go dizzy.
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
11 Mar 2015 8:49PM
Looks like a left-handed frahmstatt to me. Anyway, nice use of DOF.
-=\Walter

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