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14 th century parking meter

By annettep38  
Glad you like my late critter... the ragged butterfly has to do for a while.. but tomorrow we'll be out with the Land Rover and I hope to get some silly Sunday shots.Still trying to make up my mind what to replace my 70-300 with, it is sold and I 'm drawn bewenn the push-pull 80-200 2.8 and a Tokina 70-210 2.8.

Here is an antique parking meter, we couldn't figure out how it worked but the lines in the rust certainly mean something to an archaeologist. Or I could just ask Mick B.

Tags: Transport Shadow Rust Ring Siena Parking meter RAS Saturday shadow

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netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
19 Oct 2012 9:19PM
Great detailed image with great shadow.

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
19 Oct 2012 9:25PM
Well, the icon at the bottom of the straight section looks like the trash can icon on my PC. So, maybe that says something about what happens to those who park too long.
You obviously choose the number one exposure mode. When it comes to choosing the correct modem I'm all thumbs.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Oct 2012 9:29PM
Intriguing, obviously not pointless though!!Grin

19 Oct 2012 9:32PM
Like the detail captured here Annette, especially the engraving, a nice rusty capture,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 9:43PM
An interesting object, Annette, beautifully displayed with this strong side lighting and cast shadows.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:49PM
One for the shadows brigade and the RAS!
Rather a decorative piece whatever it's use!
19 Oct 2012 9:56PM
Lovely detail and shadow in this well captured image Annette
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 9:57PM
Pre Saturday shadows here - lovely shot.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
19 Oct 2012 10:13PM
A very fine Saturday shadow has arrived prematurely ~ you have made the best of the rather harsh light.

Humblebee 5 1 England
19 Oct 2012 10:58PM
Lovely capture Annette, with lots of rust and shadows - shame modern day parking meters aren't as attractive ... Carol Grin
19 Oct 2012 11:07PM
Great title. Well spotted and captured shot. Don
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Oct 2012 11:10PM
Could it be a place to tie your horse? We have such hanging around still! A great shot!

not that old tho!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Oct 2012 11:27PM
Jenn is right of course but this one is really old and I think goes well with her horseshoes Smile
20 Oct 2012 12:54AM
Annette, very nice work here, super detail and lighting........I think this one shows off your skill with the camera. It has detail tone and lighting all in one, and for that requires a UA.........

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Oct 2012 6:42AM
Great shadows and rust, Annette, and looking at the state of the brickwork, it was well used in the 14th century Smile. Carol
jdinne 15 16 England
20 Oct 2012 7:47AM
Rust and shadow Annette great capture.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 7:56AM
A wonderful find Annette SmileSmile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 8:07AM
brilliant detail and textures annette wonderful light and shadows love the title too a cracker nice one Wink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 8:45AM
Grin Nathan
20 Oct 2012 11:41AM
serves well for the grott brigade and the shadow Saturday crowd

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
20 Oct 2012 12:01PM
Rust and shadows....all the stuff of a very fine image.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
20 Oct 2012 1:02PM
This is a sun-operated parking meter, Annette. Each hole on the shaft represents one hour. You put your parking peg in the hole according to many hours parking you want, and when the shadow caused by the sun reaches your hole, your time is up.
I know this theory has many flaws, but I am feeling silly a day too early.Grin

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Oct 2012 3:23PM
Malc is wrong as usual annette.
The lines are to mark the amount of parking attendants that were hung,drawen and quartered
after they put a ticket on some locals horse and cart !!
Good shot.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 5:26PM
Fantastic, Annette, and a brilliant title, made me laughWink. Well spotted and superbly captured and presented.
Nice one.
Darryl. x Smile
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
20 Oct 2012 5:57PM
Well detailed image,
Beautiful texture & shadow.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 6:23PM
Great title, an interesting subject, and a nice find, Annette.
It's an antique metal hitching post, or a horse tie hitching post ring, and I found one similar to yours here .
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Oct 2012 6:31PM
What fun Annette. If only life now was as uncomplicated !!WinkWinkWinkWink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 8:37PM
Great Annette, lovely details in the stone
love the light captured
20 Oct 2012 9:25PM
Light and shadow, metal and stone, amazingly.
Regards, Oleg.
Tibetan 5 3 England
21 Oct 2012 9:48AM
That is a lovely parking meter wonder where you put the dosh lol. nice one Annette and like the shadow, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Oct 2012 4:48PM
Some of the explanations are rather amusing Annette, a great find indeed

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