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Came across this rusty old padlock on an outing with photography friends. Everyone else was busy photographing flowers but this neglected soul caught my eye.

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: climbing_orchid, Barbaraj, peugeot406 and 17 more

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Barbaraj 15 450 England
18 Apr 2008 11:03AM
Like the size of lock and colours of rust.
18 Apr 2008 11:49AM
Great shot very good detail.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 11:58AM
Appeals to me more than most flowers. I like the composition, the varying degrees of flakiness and the different stages of rust. Nice one!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 12:14PM
Very satisfying. I like all those interlocking lines. Excellent strong black shadows against the metal tones too. Hope a certain Scottish gentleman finds this one...
field 16 Wales
18 Apr 2008 12:50PM
Nice composition. Looks well against the black background.
Gaucho 21 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 12:50PM
Very good subject, but excellent lighting. Great!
proz 18 205 United States
18 Apr 2008 12:57PM
you have a winner here, good shot.
precious 15 3 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 2:54PM
Thanks for the encouraging comments. Really appreciated. Didn't think my photos were good enough for Ephotozine and it's taken me a while to fathom out how to upload them but looks like I've cracked it at last! No stopping me now!
AlanBW 17 20 England
18 Apr 2008 2:58PM
Wonderful lines, lighting, tones and textures - well seen
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 3:28PM
Nice study.
SuziBlue 20 16.2k 10 Scotland
19 Apr 2008 2:12PM
I like things like this. Presentation's interesting, with that soft edge contrasting nicely with the rusting iron. Nice composition too, with the bars and angles and the padlock in just the right place.

I was going to suggest tweaking the contrast and levels just to bring out the texture of the metal a little more, but now I'm in two minds! I quite like the kind of softness that suggests the age-worn smoothing of hard angles.

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