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First of all I wish to thank Robin (RobinF) for his U.A. on yesterday's image - much appreciated.

I had intended to post the colour original of Armstrong's Oilcan today. Since receiving one hell of a wigging from the Rustmeister himself, for thoughtlessly breaking Rule 6, paragraph 4c of the RAS handbook (THOU SHALT NOT UPLOAD OIL IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM !!), I have thought better of that intention, decided to mend my ways and am uploading this instead.

Alongside the colliery railway sidings at Beamish Museum, among a stash of part-complete boilers from narrow-gauge steam railway engines, old cranes and assorted historical industrial iron and steel artefacts that have spent more years on the scrapheap than I have had pints of Guinness, lies this pair of simple metal containers once used for I know not what. In fact I was chasing shadows last Monday afternoon, preparing for the onset of Shadow Saturdays (which will replace the long-abandoned theme of Pub Signs in September) and only realised later how useful a file of pre-prepared rust could be!
Please note that there is some unidentifiable debris at the bottom of one of the containers; this is in accordance with Rule 1, Paragraph 1 - THOU SHALT NOT CLONE OUT THE GROT.

Footnote
I assume that in spite of Rule 6, paragraph 4c (quoted above) it is still permissible for the photographer (or in certain specialised photographic genres the model) to be well-oiled . . .

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2012 - 1:33 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Two Tankfuls of . . .
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:25 Aug 2012 - 8:26 AM
Tags:Humour, Photo journalism, R.A.S., Rust, Specialist / abstract
Votes:45

Comments

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:33 AM

Hi Bill, after a long break! I especially like the graphics of the shadows and the way you shot this without cloning out the grot.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
25 Aug 2012 - 8:37 AM

Like the composition and detail in this Bill,
Fred.

cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114362 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:37 AM

heaving a house brick into an mepty rusty bin makes a fine noise!! 'specially when you're well oiled GrinGrin

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:39 AM

Love the colours, lines and shadows - gets my UA without a doubt SmileSmile
Helen

KingBee
KingBee Plus Member 9429 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:44 AM

Full of colour, full of humour, great lines.

Regards.

Bob

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:49 AM

Lovely rusty angles and inky dark diagonals across the rectangles of the whole. An image composed in rust heaven Bill, surely atonement for earlier transgressions.

Dougie

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:52 AM

Excellent and useful weathering reference.
In the past I've owned cars like that.

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 9:10 AM

Great post narrative, beautifully supported by this fine bucket of 'RUST'. Please enlighten me, "What is so appealing about rust?" I have sat many seconds trying to get my head around the idea of capturing 'rust'. And as usual I am in a total quandary. "I shall have to trawl my own archives to see if I had at some stage, an ingrained craving for rust?"

Regards Nathan

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 9:32 AM

Nathan - just visit Mick's gallery and hopefully you will find the reason SmileSmile

BarryC123
BarryC123  743 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:30 AM

Don't do it , Nathan !!
There's a lot of us here who were normal photographers once, and after viewing Mick's world, have become lost, forever wandering the alley-ways, docks, derelict houses and other locations of neglect and decay in search of that elusive image of something once beautiful, now in ruin.

Look at Bill here.
An obviously educated and erudite man, multi-talented, well-spoken, decent, normally sober ... and what's he given us today ?
Some rust.
Nice rust, admittedly, and splendidly photographed, lighting and composition exactly executed, but it's rust.

I must go now - I've just spotted a cobweb.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:35 AM

Makes a super abstract pattern pic, Bill....grot included! Wink
Trev Smile

A Booth
A Booth  13 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:53 AM

these surreal like abstract captures always impress me.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:02 AM

Wonderful detail, tones and textures here, Bill.
Ronnie.

franken
franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 11:41 AM

Another lovely rusty and textured upload Bill.

Ken

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 12:01 PM

A VERY well seen comp' here Bill, and VERY well taken. I like it alot!

John Smile

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 1:14 PM


Quote:
Look at Bill here.
An obviously educated and erudite man, multi-talented, well-spoken, decent, normally sober ... and what's he given us today ?
Some rust.
.

Barry Have you actually met Bill...I suggest not.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1264 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 1:51 PM


Quote: There's a lot of us here who were normal photographers once, and after viewing Mick's world, have become lost, forever wandering the alley-ways, docks, derelict houses and other locations of neglect and decay in search of that elusive image of something once beautiful, now in ruin.

At least that's what they tell the security guards.
Moira

Silverzone
25 Aug 2012 - 2:47 PM

Super image. Loved all the commentry. Fellow rust lover, saving it for winter months. Sylvia

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

Oh man...your write-up...the ensuing comments...thoroughly grinful Grin

NOW THEN...your rust buckets. VERY well shot and cropped, Bill. The light is awesome. I'm looking forward to Shadow Saturdays SmileSmile

I have some rust shots but I'm waiting for the right moment to pounce with crusty claws.

Andrew

jonwebber
jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM

Applause for the well oiled sentiment, might try some of that later myself.
A vote for properly corroded and grot bedecked ironmongery, respectfully photographed.
jon

Last Modified By jonwebber at 25 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM
AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

Love the rust buckets in all their splendour and as I've said before, the colour is sublime! Love all the naughtiness written above... Smile
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 25 Aug 2012 - 6:13 PM
pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1742 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 6:57 PM

How many of us read the rules before signing up to anything, especially the RAS?....big mistake! Still, you remind us of them now and again, so that's good.

JaHa
JaHa  348 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:48 PM

Great spot, I do have a soft spot for contrasty shadows..
Jarod

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3414 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:27 PM

Wonderful natural colours and textures in the rust
Nice one Bill.
Darryl.

JohnChambersPhotography

Superb intro info.......Where do we get the rule book from Bill.....lol. and what if you break the rules what is the punishment , the mind boggles

John

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AM

You were certainly well oiled when you wrote all this.
Not necessarily when you took this great abstract.
And all ican say is I promise to wash my hands and take the camera next IMO I go behind the house.
Only the scrap heap is on the north side which means rust must be brought into glorious light as you have done here!

BarryC123
BarryC123  743 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 10:06 AM


Quote: Superb intro info.......Where do we get the rule book from Bill.....lol. and what if you break the rules what is the punishment , the mind boggles

John

I'm fairly sure the punishment involves a certain Scottish individual arriving at your home and drinking all your alcohol.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54992 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:00 AM


Quote: I assume that in spite of Rule 6, paragraph 4c (quoted above) it is still permissible for the photographer (or in certain specialised photographic genres the model) to be well-oiled . . .

Not only permissable, Bill, it is advised and recommended too.Wink
(In moderation, of course)

Malc

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:49 AM

No complaints about this one Bill.
Well,--to nitpic,I suppose you were a day early in uploading HOLY rust !!
A fine grot shot.
Mick.

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 3:45 AM

fine abstract

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 8:43 PM

It looks like you've paid your pennance to Mick here Bill, a fine study of rust indeed

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