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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri May 18, 2018 12:42 pm

After Chuck and I had posted some rusty farm equipment, Minnie suggested an open challenge on the topic. So, I did a quick keyword search of my treasures and found only this. It may not be rusty metal but I thought it fit the general idea of the circle of life. Matt

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Post by Duck » Fri May 18, 2018 1:37 pm

A wonderful photo, full of character and interest. However, I think you confused the word rusty with crusty. :lol:
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Post by minniev » Fri May 18, 2018 1:41 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:42 pm
After Chuck and I had posted some rusty farm equipment, Minnie suggested an open challenge on the topic. So, I did a quick keyword search of my treasures and found only this. It may not be rusty metal but I thought it fit the general idea of the circle of life. Matt


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Since I persuaded you into this I should post something. Rusty/crusty could be our theme!

This old shipwreck is one of my favorite places to explore when I'm visiting Monhegan.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri May 18, 2018 2:41 pm

YAAAAAAaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! :D :yay:

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I was just walking along, heading for another site to shoot, but I was attracted mostly by the light. It was getting toward sundown so it was strongly textured.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Minnie, What incredible dof and clarity. Is that a tripod in the distance standing in the water? Great composition and apposition of the living and the dead, then and now.

I prefer rusty/crusty; that will allow some selfies in the thread.

Great start.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri May 18, 2018 5:44 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 2:41 pm
YAAAAAAaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! :D :yay:

ImageRusty Manhole Cover by Charles Haacker, on Flickr

I was just walking along, heading for another site to shoot, but I was attracted mostly by the light. It was getting toward sundown so it was strongly textured.
Great shot. I'll have to get out near sundown and see what can be seen. Great thread . Thanks for starting this. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri May 18, 2018 5:48 pm

Duck wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:37 pm
A wonderful photo, full of character and interest. However, I think you confused the word rusty with crusty. :lol:
" full of character and interest. " Yes, reminds me of the NYC Subway or the Tokyo subway. At least full of characters. How life crowds. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri May 18, 2018 10:50 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
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Great shot. I'll have to get out near sundown and see what can be seen. Great thread . Thanks for starting this. Matt
Thanks, but I didn't start it; you did. Well, Minnie instigated... :D
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Post by minniev » Sat May 19, 2018 2:03 am

Charles Haacker wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 2:41 pm
YAAAAAAaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! :D :yay:

ImageRusty Manhole Cover by Charles Haacker, on Flickr

I was just walking along, heading for another site to shoot, but I was attracted mostly by the light. It was getting toward sundown so it was strongly textured.
Good one Chuck. Love that fish! Rust and all...
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat May 19, 2018 2:46 pm

If I may? Another one. Detail, Pennsy RR K4-s-class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 3750 (1920)—Official Steam Locomotive of Pennsylvania

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There’s a mystery here: The road number on this badly surface rusted locomotive is clearly 3750. The museum’s website states that K4(s) No. 3750, built in the Altoona shops in 1920, is one of only two surviving K4-s's. The other, No. 1361, is owned by the Railroader’s Memorial Museum in Altoona. K4-s Number 3750 was (reportedly) completely restored as a display engine in 1983 and named Official Steam Locomotive of Pennsylvania by the legislature. So, if 3750 was completely restored nearly to running condition 30 years before I made this picture, why is this engine now in this (quite bluntly) deplorable shape? I realize that money is always an issue, but if this is THE State Engine how was it allowed to deteriorate? Why is it even outside with no shelter? I have searched and searched for newer information (this picture was made in 2013 so they've had 5 years to re-restore it) but everything I find seems to verify that it is still in the same frankly appalling condition. (N) (?) (And yeah I'm a locomotive nut... :| )
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