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Comments (17)

MaryAlice on June 27, 2008

FANTASTIC close up, Marilyn! Perfect for your RUST tag too!

I love the tiny bits of greenery poking their heads through as well! :)

This is magnificent in character.


Mary Alice

cyclman Alfred on June 28, 2008

Strong industrial detail that slow by nature is back.

Well seen and recorded. YS!

greetings Alfred

©junebug on June 28, 2008

Very interesting detail, Marilyn! Cheers, Anne

Marilyn Whiteley on June 28, 2008

Thank you, Mary Alice, Alfred, Paul, and Anne. There were wonderful pieces of old machinery sitting outdoors, developing a lovely rust. I couldn't photograph and post them all so, as you see, I chose the view with touch of nature. Cheers, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on July 1, 2008

Interesting mix, Marilyn, the rust and green leaves. As you say, it makes it obvious that the old machinery is sitting outside. Cheers, Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on July 2, 2008

You know also Ryan, that I'd always be interested in a touch of color! Cheers, Marilyn

cantamar on July 5, 2008

Marilyn, thank you for your very nice comment and for your suggestion about tags, I will get to work on that. Spectacular picture, you have a delicious eye.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 6, 2008

Thank you, cantamra, for your nice comment.

I'm passing on the address of your new "abandoned" tag to a Panoramio friend. I'm sure she'll love the pictures!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 7, 2008

I have noticed on so many occasions when I visit the galleries of my American friends, that much of your industrial past is simply left as derelict reminders of a by-gone age. I can understand why.

In stark contrast, much of our industrial heritage is saved from the scrap-burner by wildly enthusiastic collectors who seem to be hell-bent on resurrecting anything with rust.

Warm wishes Marilyn


Marilyn Whiteley on July 7, 2008

Interesting observation, Jim, and I like that idea! I'm afraid, however that what this was attached to would have been more than I could lug home.

Cheers, Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on July 9, 2008

A little story for you and Jim, Marilyn. When we had a 5 year old son and while driving in UK, we would often see old mills, old railway bridges and old machinery. Some of it enhanced great landscape photos, and some of it was fascinating revelations of the industrial revolution, and some of it we purchased as souvenirs.

Then one day it started: he commented on an old horse-drawn plough that was being used by a crofter, and in the superior way of a 5 year old scoffed "That's old machinery!" Whereby his dad replied, "Old machinery does the job." And that became his jingle that was sung over and over again as we travelled, for months!!!

And this old machinery would do the job, with Paul's OIL and a need.

Thanks for taking us into this delightful nook of Canada.


Marilyn Whiteley on July 9, 2008

And thank you, Ian, for the delightful story! It does, indeed, but I think this particular piece might need more than Paul's oil.


©Toodleberry on July 9, 2008

I like Ian's story too. This is a wonderful rusty detail shot.


Ian Stehbens on July 9, 2008

Hi Chris,

It is good to share the occasional story when we chat. Marilyn is a great story teller and writer, too, so I sometimes feel the freedom to share such anecdotes. I am pleased that you like her photo and my story. Regards from Sydney,


©Toodleberry on July 9, 2008

Hi Ian,

One of my fave names. Not that common in the US. Anyhoo, my new Sydneysider friend, thanks for commenting on my comment of her picture and your anecdote. I learned the demonym for Sydney by Melbourner, the delightful Palmina Moore.

I agree that Marilyn does write well. :)

Cheers from Brooklyn,


Cycle Girl on February 15, 2010

Grear shot Marilyn.

Filippo Bilotti on September 10, 2010

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  • Uploaded on June 27, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/06/26 09:33:44
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 12.63mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
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