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Friday, 16 July 2010

The Weekend in Black and White


My glasses are broken, and will take some time to repair. I'm reduced to using two old pairs, one for distance and one for reading/computer work. Taking photos doesn't work well with either, so this week I've posted a previously unused photo taken nearly a year ago.
This was once a large part of the winch gear on a now-disused trawler. Rusty metal and fraying rope soon to be overtaken by grass.


For a collection of excellent monochrome photographs, please visit The Weekend in Black and White.

31 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Excellent!

Regina said...

Hello.
Its awesome!
" Regina "

mrsnesbitt said...

I really should join in again, Married to an engineer I have so much I could use! What could I call it?Engineers.....?????? Come up with a good idea and I am in!

Gunsside said...

Great shot
Have a nice weekend ;)

RuneE said...

Nature will have its revenge - as you show here.

Starnitesky said...

Great subject! I hope you do not have to wait too long for your glasses.

John said...

I guess the trawler was some way from the sea.

ruimnm said...

What machine is this? Weird.
I like this B&W image.

Irene said...

Great image ... love it!

Dimple said...

Decaying stuff makes for very interesting photos!

CalumCarr said...

Grass always wins.

Serline said...

I guess somebody will dig this up about 200 years from now and wonder about the civilization we live in...

Aileni said...

Good choice.

Dagrun said...

I'm with you and I've taken an older shot as weel!

Gry said...

Great shot!

Gard said...

Lovely photo :) I always look for old thing to take pictures of :)
Have a nice weekend :)

allhorsestuff said...

Ooou...so sorry to hear of the vision-situation. Hope it is short lived!
Love this shot...the fence, in the back ground, is my fav...thought the subject does command attention!
KK
Thanks again for bringing us all this delightful photo fun!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I first thought it was some kind of a trap and wondered what animal ... :)
Looks very good in b&w! Hope you get your glasses soon :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/07/17/Weekend-in-BW.aspx

Boom Nisanart said...

Cool !!!


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Woody said...

I love old abandoned 'stuff'. Often, monochrome enhances them because of the 'old-time' feeling of monochrome. That's a pretty impressive winch. I'm surprised it has not been scavenged for parts.

awarewriter said...

This is great Dragonstar. The textures and tones are wonderful. I cannot imagine this fine image in color. Get those glasses fixed before you make a spectacle of yourself. LOL

christina said...

Great omage!! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

VIILHVILE said...

Thank you for your comment - sorry to hear about your glasses! Great shot - I really enjoy finding industrial elements. (After, I always think that "someone" should come and clear it away.

Lina Gustina said...

Amazing black and white photo...
It look so old.
Thanks for dropping by :)

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

I love old things. I like the sharpness. Great shot!
http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/the-weekend-in-black-and-white.html

Olivier said...

beau detail et beau contrasme en b&w

Walk in New York said...

toujours avec ce sens du detail, bravo

magiceye said...

nicely composed

Volker Becker said...

I love how you show us the beauty of old things.

becky aka theRAV said...

Sorry to hear about your glasses. Today I saw as dragonfly and wrote a poem about it. Thought you might like to read it.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great shot. I hope you get your glasses back soon.