Taken in Isolation 79

By woolybill1
You may recognise the tree in the background; we have photographed it from all angles, simply because it's there . . .

The horseshoe may actually be the wrong way up.
Iron horseshoes are made by a blacksmith; historically, being a blacksmith was considered a lucky trade. Iron was deemed magical because it could withstand fire. Most horseshoes are attached to the hoof with seven nails, and seven has always been considered a lucky number. However, to keep the good luck in your home a horseshoe facing upwards in a "U" shape is said to keep evil out and bring good luck into your home. Conversely, hanging it upside down, like this one, will let the good luck flow out of your home.

While some people may consider me to be an observant chap I passed this fence-post on maybe twenty 'exercise walks' before noticing the horseshoe.

Thanks Allistair for the UA on Taken in Isolation 77, thanks also to everyone who voted and commented yesterday, and thanks for looking Smile

Tags: Landscape Tree Black and white Fence post Horseshoe

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AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 7:41AM
A "lucky" find, Bill - love the gritty mono.
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 7:44AM
Nicely composed, Bill.
28 Jul 2020 7:46AM
Someone ought to tell him...
kaybee 16 7.3k 26 Scotland
28 Jul 2020 7:50AM
But if you hang it the other way up it gives the witches somewhere to sit ..................
A bit of a conundrum.
jacomes Plus
5 26 16 Portugal
28 Jul 2020 8:02AM
Nice study, Bill.
Quite a few of my ancestors were blacksmiths.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
28 Jul 2020 8:03AM
fine composition and presentation

cheers for your UA WinkWinkWinkWink


cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Jul 2020 8:27AM
Bad luck to all who pass this point? 😁😁
28 Jul 2020 8:43AM
take horses out of the Iron Age

saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 66 Norway
28 Jul 2020 8:43AM
That appears to be the horsey equivalent of a size 47 boot, Bill. Possible the wearer was a Shire?
A interesting and informative introduction supports this composition. The capture works well and invites the viewer to be led only to return to the post and the ‘shoe’ - really good work.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Alfie_P Plus
13 672 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 9:24AM
Splendid b&w / mono image and composition Bill. Interesting info 👍😊

28 Jul 2020 10:10AM
Hope this is a lucky post for you, Bill. Wink

Fefe Plus
8 50 34 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 10:28AM
Your write up about horseshoes is what I have always believed.......then I read you are supposed to hang them as in your image.
Since then I have believed my two horseshoes on our house redundant....I do not know what to believe anymore TongueTongueTongue
In a quandary......
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 10:48AM
Some ones luck is about to run out Bill.
Robert51 11 7 105 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 11:33AM
Great shot and I have heard told that hanging it this way keeps the luck in.
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
28 Jul 2020 1:25PM
Great shot, Bill GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
28 Jul 2020 1:53PM
Certainly not an 'unlucky' find here, Bill, well spotted and framed 👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
28 Jul 2020 2:22PM
One bird is going to have very bad luck for doing what he did. But your luck will be good. And so will that lone tree. I like this one best of all the similar ones.
mac Plus
18 8 Scotland
28 Jul 2020 2:44PM
The horseshoe is lucky to be still there, without somebody nicking it!
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 7:26PM
My award Bill there's such slot to view in this photo.
28 Jul 2020 9:12PM
A great find Bill..Lin
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2020 4:33PM
Lucky find... GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 2:17PM
Yupe sure is the wrong way up Bill all the luck will run outWinkWinkWink


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