'S' for another shot from around my 'Shed'  by phil_howcroft

'S' for another shot from around my 'Shed'

I've shown you a lot about my shed on 365.

The lavender bushes that sit behind the shed

The clematis that grows over a trellis hiding the shed

Here is the 'south' of a weathervane that sits on top of the trellis.

It's a bit rusty now, but I think this adds to the character of the weathervane.

I could clean it up and add some nice black shiny gloss metal paint, but for the moment the rust rules.

I tried to shoot this with my compact, but could not get the bokeh of the bushes behind, so I got my DSLR out and shot on a wide aperture.

You can just see a blurry 'East' in the bokeh :). I'm not sure if I should have directed the camera at a slightly different angle so the 'E' was out of shot !

Hope you like it, rust always makes a nice image.

I love this shot Phil, the rust certainly does rule! The blurry E gives it perspective and makes it clearer what we are looking at so I think you were right to include it.
July 5th, 2011  
I have looked with new eyes at rust since being on 365 !! It makes for a more interesting shot than black shiny that's for sure !! I like the cobwebs too !!
July 5th, 2011  
Looks awesome
July 5th, 2011  
Nice composition with that blurry background, And there's always something special about rusty things.
July 5th, 2011  
I'm not really commenting tonight but this just jumped out at me. I love the E in the background and the rust and the backwardsness of the S. Fave
July 5th, 2011  
And one day I'm sure we'll get to see the actual shed!!
July 5th, 2011  
great image -i definitely like the rust - (rust-ic look!!) great compositon - like how you shot it backwards, adds to the interest. great cobwebs too
July 5th, 2011  
I love the rust. Makes the shot so interesting.
July 6th, 2011  
This is a wonderful shot. I love the colours and the rust (please don't blacken it!) and all those whispy bits of cobweb. The east works really well. Top shot - has to be a fav
July 6th, 2011  
I like the E in the shot. It sort of grounds things a bit. Super shot.
July 6th, 2011  
Love this! Full of character. I'm loving everything about your shed but now we need to see it on its full glory.......and inside too....mine is chaos at the moment!! Full of dumped pots, spilt compost and bird seed! lol and the mowers in there somewhere!! :-)
July 6th, 2011  
Yes full of character, my dad has a few weathervanes. Very interesting rusty shot! ;-)
July 6th, 2011  
Lovely weathered weathervane! I agree with Cherrill...we now need a pic of the inside of your shed (to see what you keep in there besides your three red watering cans...)
July 6th, 2011  
@tashy cheers Tashy, the rust does seem to have a bit of character
July 6th, 2011  
@happypat thanks Pat, I did not notice how many cobwebs I had on the weathervane until I opened the picture on my computer.
July 6th, 2011  
@kerristephens thanks kerri :)
July 6th, 2011  
@judithg thanks for the fave Judith, I've never done rust before...I will probably start looking for it all the time now :)
July 6th, 2011  
@sparkle many thanks Juliette, i took a 'shed load' of rust pictures (lol), but this one was my fave
July 6th, 2011  
@guifam thanks Brenda, rust looks good and is very photogenic
July 6th, 2011  
@whippeteer thanks for the fave Frances, I don't think I will clean it up and paint it.....too much like hard work....besides the rust can go no where :)
July 6th, 2011  
@swilde thank you Sue, I'm glad I left the 'E' in now :)
July 6th, 2011  
@Cherrill ha ha cherrill, yes the insides of sheds are interesting , you won't believe what rubbish we keep in them !!!
July 6th, 2011  
@jennlouise Jenni, thank you for your kind comments, it's surprising how a rusty 'S' can make such an nice image...I suppose that's the magic of photography
July 6th, 2011  
@cath Catherine , lol, lol, you remembered my three watering cans :) Actually I did a photo the other day of the inside of my shed , but it was a little dark, so I did not post it on here. I promise to show you the inside soon :)

BTW : the three watering cans don't have a home !!! they just live in random places where I leave them !!
July 6th, 2011  
you are right, rusty and old does make a great photo. Lovely light and DOF and perspective
July 6th, 2011  
This shot works and let the rust take over. I love the character it brings.
July 6th, 2011  
@phil_howcroft - and it just returns in its own good time if you paint over it :-)
July 7th, 2011  
Love the textures and the the fact it's back to front
July 7th, 2011  
Great macro. I particularly like the strands of cobwebs and I like the hint of "E" in the background.
July 9th, 2011  
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