Two Tankfuls of . . .

By woolybill1
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 . . .

Tags: Photo journalism Rust Specialist and abstract Humour Ras

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Comments


nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
25 Aug 2012 8:33AM
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.

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25 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Like the composition and detail in this Bill,
Fred.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
25 Aug 2012 8:37AM
heaving a house brick into an mepty rusty bin makes a fine noise!! 'specially when you're well oiled GrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:39AM
Love the colours, lines and shadows - gets my UA without a doubt SmileSmile
Helen
KingBee Plus
10 457 2 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 8:44AM
Full of colour, full of humour, great lines.

Regards.

Bob
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
25 Aug 2012 8:52AM
Excellent and useful weathering reference.
In the past I've owned cars like that.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 9:10AM
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 Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 9:32AM
Nathan - just visit Mick's gallery and hopefully you will find the reason SmileSmile
BarryC123 7 43 25 Ireland
25 Aug 2012 10:30AM
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.
25 Aug 2012 10:35AM
Makes a super abstract pattern pic, Bill....grot included! Wink
Trev Smile
A Booth 13 11 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 10:53AM
these surreal like abstract captures always impress me.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
25 Aug 2012 11:02AM
Wonderful detail, tones and textures here, Bill.
Ronnie.
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
25 Aug 2012 11:41AM
Another lovely rusty and textured upload Bill.

Ken
25 Aug 2012 12:01PM
A VERY well seen comp' here Bill, and VERY well taken. I like it alot!

John Smile
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
25 Aug 2012 1:14PM

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 Plus
9 877 1431 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 1:51PM

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
25 Aug 2012 2:47PM
Super image. Loved all the commentry. Fellow rust lover, saving it for winter months. Sylvia
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
25 Aug 2012 5:23PM
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 7 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 5:43PM
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
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 6:12PM
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
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1800 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 6:57PM
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 4 48 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:48PM
Great spot, I do have a soft spot for contrasty shadows..
Jarod
carper123 Plus
4 887 8 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 8:27PM
Wonderful natural colours and textures in the rust
Nice one Bill.
Darryl.
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 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
26 Aug 2012 9:15AM
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 7 43 25 Ireland
26 Aug 2012 10:06AM

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 Plus
5 5.6k 33 Norway
26 Aug 2012 11:00AM

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 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 11:49AM
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.
2 Sep 2012 3:45AM
fine abstract
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
10 Sep 2012 8:43PM
It looks like you've paid your pennance to Mick here Bill, a fine study of rust indeed

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