Red, Yellow, Blue

By woolybill1
You can't escape the red stuff for long if you walk beside the seaside!

V1: One of the old bulldozers on Dungeness beach (Nikon D90+70-300);
V2: Tractor wheel, Boulmer, Northumberland (Canon G10).

Tags: Specialist and abstract Humour and fun Ras transport division

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morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 9:06AM
Morning Bill, two cracking shots, wonderful colours, textures and both beautifully captured, for me I think it has to be V1, but only by a whisker.


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3 Sep 2010 9:20AM
V2 is the one for me ... great to see on a wall
I can see it made out of glass and such ... I think its cos of that superb powder blue
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 9:52AM
Yum! Lovely bunch of rust, light and textures here Bill. Think V2 for me as I want to get my hands on it and pick at it a bit! Wink
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
3 Sep 2010 9:57AM
Morning Bill . Still glorious weather.

Your rope looks so new compared to the rust and peeling paint of your first photo Bill. I really like the old cartwheel though,you cropped it so well. xxx
Ewanneil 6 1.1k 2 Scotland
3 Sep 2010 10:00AM
Can't decide which one I like best. Both excellent. Well done.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
3 Sep 2010 10:17AM
Two nice rusty shots. - gary
imagio 10 12 1 England
3 Sep 2010 11:02AM
Fab still life V 1 Bill, v 2 great texture and rust

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
3 Sep 2010 11:27AM
Whats life without rust

3 Sep 2010 12:04PM
Even the rust looks rusty in V2 Bill Smile, excellent textures/tones captured in both,
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Sep 2010 12:06PM
Can't choose....they both deserve their own page.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
3 Sep 2010 12:44PM
Both good, #2 my favourite.
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
3 Sep 2010 2:40PM
two excellent images

have a great weekend

3 Sep 2010 2:42PM
Two great shots, love the colours and textures.
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 2:55PM
A nicely juxtaposed pair of pics. I think V2 has the vote, but would it have been so 'good' without V1?
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Sep 2010 4:28PM
That tractor wheel just oozes of grottiness Bill,and interesting it is with the G10 too !! It has had some pounding with salt and sea air to get into this state.Also interesting to see for once they have used a proper primer rust paint.It is not flaking from the top as you normally see,but the blistering is caused by the corroding metal underneath bursting out to the surface.Surprising to see the little plastic nipple (well,thats what I call them ),so pristine looking.There has obviously been a distinct lack of handling in that department !!
Now and again I see a bit of rust I can read like a book.This is an example here.
Excellent stuff.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
3 Sep 2010 5:05PM
Like the contrast of colours, and the lighting really brings out the textures, especially in V2.
TrevB Smile
3 Sep 2010 5:34PM
A couple of real winners here Bill, but V2 is my fav'.

John Smile
Fabulous detail captured in both these images Bill

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 11:39PM
I never knew there was so much to learn about rust, but Mick has opened my eyes. V2 is definitely my favourite, especially for the composition.
4 Sep 2010 11:10AM
Wonderful vivid colours and super textures, two great captures Bill.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Sep 2010 2:29PM
Excellent colours and textures in both of these. Like them both and can't imagine choosing...........Sandy
nickyv32 9 135 England
4 Sep 2010 8:42PM
Very nice....You didn't take those on the same day I know, great shots but can't pick a favourite

Nicky Smile
5 Sep 2010 8:23AM
Nice contrast of texture between plastic and metal. Bill and Moira perhaps ?
davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
5 Sep 2010 10:24AM
You're almost guaranteed some serious hits, if you include rust.

More brown, I'd have thought, than red though? Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
5 Sep 2010 10:42AM
I think V2 is especially brilliant Bill.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
6 Sep 2010 6:57PM
Two terrific rust studies, I'm not surprised to see these gain the prestigious RAS award, v2 is my favourite
MickS 11 23 14 England
6 Sep 2010 11:28PM
Watcha Bill,
excellent stuff, V2, except when I see V1, then it's V1Smile no, it's definitely V2, V1 has nice chunky, simple shapes and textures, but V2 has more to explore. Hey, I'm a poet, hope I don't blow it.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
8 Sep 2010 7:16PM
V2 for the grottiness and wonderful textures, not to mention the compo. V1 for that yellow!
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
9 Sep 2010 11:35PM
V1 for me, today.
simple and effective

Dave87 9 42 5 England
12 Sep 2010 6:59PM
V1 is a hard act to follow - but in this case some strong competition from V2. By going in close to record the fine detail works a real treat for me in both shots. Smashing.


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