Nail on the Right

By woolybill1
Dungeness, June 29th. Yesterday's nail from t'other side.

My Metallurgical Mate here on epz assures me that the nail is brass or (I think more likely) copper, hence the patina of verdigris rather than the usual riot of rust. A copper-bottomed argument, I think you will agree Smile

Thanks to John alsoppdigitalart for his U.A. on yesterday's upload - very much appreciated.

Tags: Photo journalism Dungeness Specialist and abstract

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cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
30 Aug 2012 8:45AM
the other side clearly gets more rain Smile

according to wiki (who else) brass is an alloy of copper and zinc....I think they would need to be brass to have that sort of strength.... Smile

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Just to add to the discussion the warps look like the old jute variety which has gone out of fashion with polypropylene taking over.

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
30 Aug 2012 9:20AM
Most probably copper. I like the colour matching and the way it is shot a lot!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
30 Aug 2012 9:27AM
A very nicely balanced composition. Love the matching nail and rope.
I like this shot Bill for me it's better balanced showing the rope more with good focus and DOF, I wonder which one you prefer . I would go for copper,

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:41AM
A very cleverly worked double take on yesterdays upload, which looking back, I think this flipped version does dramatically change the composition.

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:23AM
Another interesting shot Bill. I think it's copper.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
30 Aug 2012 10:42AM
Another fine close-up, Bill - think between this and yesterday's upload, this wins for me Wink
Trev Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 11:14AM
They say that copper nails kill trees. I wonder if this what has happened here?

Another fine textural shot.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
30 Aug 2012 12:02PM
So what you are saying is it is prettier rust than Micks. - gary
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Aug 2012 12:24PM
Amazing textures and love the tones, Patti Smile
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
30 Aug 2012 1:24PM
Love this one....textures, colors,composition all working together to make a beautiful image.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 1:40PM
I think Jeff has hit the nail on the head here Bill,
with brass being an alloy of copper and zinc.
I think copper by itself would be too soft and the addition of zinc
does toughen it up a bit to make brass.
I would suggest if it was copper,the whole nail would take on the green verdigris,
and not the bit of rust that is here due to the addition of zinc.
Not a definitive argument,but something I will do a bit more research on when I
go to the library to return my ''100 Greatest Pirreli Calendar Pin Up Shots'' book !!
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 2:37PM
Another cracker Bill, i have been checking out your images big time and noted you use that nikon 50mm 1.8 for quite a few of your pictures, so impressed, i bought the companyWink, no i bought one today, look out your apprentice is coming.TongueWink
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileWink
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
30 Aug 2012 2:59PM
I've just learnt interesting things about brass, copper and zinc. Doesn't that sound like a 70s crime-fighting trio?

Excellent shot and composition here, Bill. That nail must be pretty brassed off that it's not that lovely green all the way through.

danbrann 13 636 17
30 Aug 2012 3:52PM
It could be any metal for me but I think Mick prefers bras..oops did I make a spelling mistake.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
30 Aug 2012 4:14PM
Nope, much prefer the previous one. I'm left handed, how am I supposed to whack that on the head!!

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 4:52PM
I wouldn't want to land on itSmileSmileSmile
30 Aug 2012 6:40PM
VERY good dof and detail Bill, a Nail from any angle would look good with your treatment.

John Smile
RobinF 11 83 1 England
30 Aug 2012 9:55PM
Superb composition Bill!
kind regards,
nice DOFand colour mix browns with a smashing of green/blue
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Sep 2012 4:22AM
as nice as the previous photo
2 Sep 2012 5:23PM
Fab image. Love it SmileSmile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 Sep 2012 8:52PM
Mick is in inspired form once again, he'd have made a great science teacher had he not been a railway engineer, his lessons would never be dull and boring and he'd probably get a full class attending too!Grin
17 Dec 2012 12:20AM
Great capture well done!

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