Loose Ends

By woolybill1
This is the end of the length of rope nailed to a pole in the garden of my brother's cottage. I have cropped out the knot that connects it to the washing line. No other trickery involved, not even a polariser. I was just taking advantage of the fabulous light that accompanied our recent long week-end away.

70mm, 1/1000th sec. @ f8, ISO 200, -1.0 EV.

We have a houseful of French guests arriving this afternoon for a week-end linked with our local Community Band so will not be uploading again before Monday.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Frayed rope

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danbrann Plus
13 637 17
4 Jul 2008 8:04AM
Give a man enough.......

you have displayed the texture extremely well.

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photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
4 Jul 2008 8:05AM
gone with d wind
whiteswan01 10 13 England
4 Jul 2008 8:12AM
great shot made me wonder what fell of it till i read writeup
well captured
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
4 Jul 2008 8:13AM
this is what I would use the word stunning for. Is it the sky or is it a ship? Blue
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 8:24AM
A study in blue: raises questions about what it was used for
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
4 Jul 2008 8:33AM
minimalistc and good...love this
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 9:19AM
Have a great weekend...this is so nice, very simple yet very interesting, well done
User_Removed 14 239 7 England
4 Jul 2008 9:29AM
shortlisted bill so simple so minimalist added to berts stunning is beautiful wow!

4 Jul 2008 10:23AM
I do like your work Bill, you make this look easy, fine abstract image, Adrian
Now don't go and tie one on with the French Band Bill... will you now?

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
4 Jul 2008 1:29PM
For some reason it makes me feel that someone was climbing this rope on the other end and was not so lucky. Smile Excellent capture.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 2:57PM
Great shot. Really like it's simplicity. Great colours too.
Mikelane 11 1 Wales
4 Jul 2008 3:28PM
such a perfect fray, the sky is unravelling,very interesting fred,and two great shades of blue well captured regards
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Jul 2008 3:34PM
Like it Bill nice tones and composition too.
Regards Richard.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
4 Jul 2008 4:06PM
Superb blue-in-blue semi abstract; I love it!
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
4 Jul 2008 4:10PM
Super tones, a minimalistic yet very effective shot.
samsalt1 11 34 4
4 Jul 2008 4:48PM
I suddenly remembered my days playing on a tarzan swing in the woods, this was what I saw after clambering back out of the beck.

Great photography !

4 Jul 2008 6:38PM
REALLY tastefuly done Bill. Well set in the frame too.

John Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
4 Jul 2008 7:16PM
So simple but so very effective an image, this is good. - gary
imagio 11 12 1 England
4 Jul 2008 7:34PM
Really effective capture Bill

kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
4 Jul 2008 9:10PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Jul 2008 10:41PM
Those RC awards are money for old rope for you Bill, you've strung the epzers' along again, excellent work as always, Ed
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Jul 2008 12:30AM
Nice blue on blue here Bill. Good detail in the weave and fraying here.Like the comp too.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
5 Jul 2008 3:31AM
quite like this...
a lot
LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
5 Jul 2008 6:16AM
Let us hope that this is not a foreboding shot, omen of frayed tempers. Wishing you toute l'harmonie du monde for le weekend!
Smile Lucy
5 Jul 2008 11:34AM
Rope detail, exposed, cracker
Tooner 10 England
5 Jul 2008 11:38AM
nice deep blue in the sky
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
5 Jul 2008 1:03PM
This is super. I really like your recent penchant for the abstract and simple. Beautifully composed!
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2008 1:19PM
Great title and great image Bill..this must be the height of minimalism Smile
peg 11 1 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 10:39AM
Textbook stuff, I'd say. Edmund
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
6 Jul 2008 2:07PM
It shows you can make a good picture out of anything if you have the 'eye'. John
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 2:08PM
Super shot, Bill. Simple but very effective. Excellent title to match.
wyatturp 12 2 England
6 Jul 2008 3:24PM

proz 13 205 United States
7 Jul 2008 2:18PM
Now that I have made my way back here.........minimalist brilliance Bill, combined with good detail and texture in that rope. reminds me of my nerves on this Monday morning FRAYED to the max.
Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
7 Jul 2008 8:26PM
Great abstract and what a sky!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 12:41PM
This is really the end of the rope! Super sky!
14 Jul 2008 10:43AM
Loose ends Smile Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhm like the idea... Love it

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
15 Jul 2008 4:45PM
simple and rather special use of colour
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
20 Jul 2008 9:45PM
Simple yet very effective.

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