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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 Johnalsoppdigitalart for his U.A. on yesterday's upload - very much appreciated.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D AF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2012 - 4:02 PM
Focal Length:50mm (full-frame equiv.100mm)
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Nail on the Right
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:30 Aug 2012 - 8:26 AM
Tags:Dungeness, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract


cats_123 Plus Member 114352 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:45 AM

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

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:59 AM

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 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:20 AM

Most probably copper. I like the colour matching and the way it is shot a lot!

SlowSong Plus Member 65213 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:27 AM

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 Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:41 AM

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 Member 123553 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:23 AM

Another interesting shot Bill. I think it's copper.



TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:42 AM

Another fine close-up, Bill - think between this and yesterday's upload, this wins for me Wink
Trev Smile

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 11:14 AM

They say that copper nails kill trees. I wonder if this what has happened here?

Another fine textural shot.

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 12:02 PM

So what you are saying is it is prettier rust than Micks. - gary

PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 12:24 PM

Amazing textures and love the tones, Patti Smile

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 1:24 PM

Love this one....textures, colors,composition all working together to make a beautiful image.

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 1:40 PM

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 Member 3376 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:37 PM

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 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 2:59 PM

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 Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:52 PM

It could be any metal for me but I think Mick prefers bras..oops did I make a spelling mistake.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 4:14 PM

Nope, much prefer the previous one. I'm left handed, how am I supposed to whack that on the head!!


SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 4:52 PM

I wouldn't want to land on itSmileSmileSmile

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 6:40 PM

VERY good dof and detail Bill, a Nail from any angle would look good with your treatment.

John Smile

RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:55 PM

Superb composition Bill!
kind regards,


nice DOFand colour mix browns with a smashing of green/blue

pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 4:22 AM

as nice as the previous photo

2 Sep 2012 - 5:23 PM

Fab image. Love it SmileSmile

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 8:52 PM

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 - 12:20 AM

Great capture well done!

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