Railroad Spikes

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  1. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have had the past week off, I assume Corry is running low on railroad spikes for the spammers so...I'll donate some of mine. :mrgreen:

    1. (Canon EF)
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    2. (Heiland Pentax)
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    See it bigger here
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    NOICE!!!!!
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :mrgreen: I'm glad you like them. I have tons of them loafin around the house...I actually use some to prop windows open :lol:
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Has anyone ever seen a new railroad spike? I don't think I've ever seen one that wasn't rusty... Maybe they come from the factory that way, lol.
     
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    Actually they come with this flimsey dark grey coating...it don't take much to peel away and begin rusting.

    They went threw here last year and refurbished both sets of tracks that run by my house, I got to see some verry new ones.
     
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    Nothing else huh....O-well, I was actually quite fond of the first one.
     
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    Big Bully TPF Noob!

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    Where did you find the spikes?


    Were you the cause of that train wreck.... Hmmmm????
     
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    I literally live a stones throw from two sets of rails, when they refurbished them they replaced all the spikes and ties and just left them, there are still some good piles of old spikes loafin around these rails.
     
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    I like the textures in the first shot a lot. The woodgrain and the rust, in my opinion, make a nice combination of elements. My own taste would be to see more rust as the main subject, either with a tighter/closer crop or more spikes, and use the woodgrain as more of a background. Also, the head of the leftmost spike nags at my eye a little because it falls out of the focused field (how exactly does one discuss depth of field linguistically? Could I say it falls out of the DOF? I've seen it done, but it doesn't sound right to me.) Again, though, nice shot. The weathered wood and rust work well together.
     
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    Yes I do see what you are talking about, the tip of the rightmost does as well, I can't remember the settings I took this on other than the shutter speed...I was not logging these shots due to my primary intrest in testing the pentax. I do know that I could have gotten one more stop out of it but...
     

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