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Locked out!

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 2 March 2007 in Miscellaneous.

I was at the marina this weekend and noticed several of the lockers had old locks with rust on them - put on by marina owner to collect slip rent - he told me this one had been locked for 14 months.....

Canon EOS 30D 1/500 second F/2.8 ISO 100 60 mm

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

Amazing detail here Jerry.

2 Mar 2007 5:51am

@Nick Passantino: Thanks Nick!

Bronnie from Christchurch, New Zealand

Beautiful colours - I wonder what it would have looked like with more DOF?

2 Mar 2007 7:40am

@Bronnie: Thanks Bronnie - I'll experiment with the DoF - thanks for the suggestion!!!

benjamin from Singapore

beautiful textures. v nice=) when i saw the words i immediately thought "ice cream!" haha

2 Mar 2007 10:01am

@benjamin: Thanks benjamin - much appreciated!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

It is very rusty - you've got very clear detail of that in the foreground and the lock. So I guess it doesn't really matter too much about the detail beyond the lock, that Bronnie wondered about. But, you have a really high shutter speed for a still subject and wide open aperture - if you changed your mode to Aperture priority and changed your aperture setting to f11 your camera would still have had a shutter speed of 1/60th of a second - which would be way more depth of field than you need for that area. Even f8 would have given much detail beyond the lock. It looks good anyway - it just depends what you want? Not wanting to interfere - but other peoples comments set the wheels in my head turning!

2 Mar 2007 10:12am

@Anne: Thanks Anne - I'll do some experimenting and try out these suggestions - I appreciate the input!!!
Have a great weekend!

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Great detail. I like it just like it is!

2 Mar 2007 12:43pm

@Craiger: I always appreciate your comments Craiger!

shiqi from Singapore, Singapore

cool shot.

2 Mar 2007 12:58pm

@shiqi: Many thanks shiqi!!!

Jen from Jessup, United States

Wonderful detail...with all that rust it makes me wonder if the lock will open...just me I guess : D
Very good image!

2 Mar 2007 2:50pm

@Jen: THanks Jen - I wondered the same thing!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Amazing Detail Jerry, I loved the rust texture, nicely composed!

2 Mar 2007 4:01pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thank you my friend - always appreciated!

Yvon from Meerkerk, Netherlands

I like it just the way it is. Love the story that go's with the photo. Funny people can leave their boat locked up for 14 months

2 Mar 2007 5:58pm

@Yvon: Yvon - it's always a pleasure to read your encouragement - thank you!

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Great macro.

2 Mar 2007 6:35pm

@badala: Thanks Badala!

kaveh from TEHRAN, Iran

Great work Jerry!

2 Mar 2007 9:03pm

@kaveh: Thanks kaveh!

Kaushal from Netherlands

Cool Macro Jerry! I shall post the key soon! :¬)

2 Mar 2007 9:58pm

@Kaushal: Thanks - I'll look for the key!

Sharon from kingston, Canada

I love the extreme detail - you have been able to take a very ordinary subject and turn it into a wonderful photo - well done.

2 Mar 2007 11:51pm

@Sharon: Thanks Sharon! I always appreciate the encouragement!

M.E. from Encino, United States

excellent macro shot!

3 Mar 2007 6:25pm

@M.E.: Many thanks ME!

Evie Sears from Fairfax, VA, United States

Great macro. Beautiful clear and sharp.

3 Mar 2007 7:58pm

@Evie Sears: Many thanks Evie!

Daniel from United States

Nice macro

4 Mar 2007 1:01am

@Daniel: Thank you Daniel!

purelysnow from Chengdu, China

Beautiful details!

5 Mar 2007 4:49am

@purelysnow: Thanks purelysnow!

PJRiley from Fenelon Falls, Canada

Jerry, the rust in this photo says it all. For me, that makes the shot.

6 Mar 2007 12:59am

@PJRiley: Many thanks PJ!

Canon EOS 30D
1/500 second
ISO 100
60 mm