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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS: 1/160s, f/5.0, ISO 100, focal length 19.2mm; AUTO setting; color enhanced in Picasa3.9

I found this rusty crusty peely-paint image on the side of an old train locomotive in Levy County, Florida, USA. I would have liked to walk up close to the train, but it was behind some chain link fencing. I held the lens through the fence and zoomed in.

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train, locomotive, peeling paint, paint chips, rust, rivets, blue, abstract, grungy, metal, timeworn, worn, old train, old locomotive, peels rust and rivets, auntdot, peels, peeling, texture, withered, weathered

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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Comments

  • Wendy Brusca
    Wendy Bruscaalmost 2 years ago

    Loving this, Dot! The rivets at the bottom make for a very nice overall composition. Nice work!

  • Thanks so much, Wendy. I thought the rivets just anchored the whole mess! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    Lotsa good stuff goin’ on here, Dot – terrific capture!

  • Thanks so much, Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent textures, well spotted Dot.. lovely work.

  • Thank you, dear Andrea! I can’t resist stuff like this!

    – AuntDot

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks very much, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago


    1.12.12 @ 12.14pm
    Now this is right up my street. love the colours and bolts.

  • Thanks so much, Karen. Isn’t it fun to take a second look at things like this and see the art in them?

    – AuntDot

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago

    i love it!!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – AuntDot

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful contrasts!!!! A really terrific capture!!! Bill

  • Thank you for the kind words, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Mike Shell
    Mike Shellalmost 2 years ago

    Oh, nice!

  • Thanks very much, Mike!

    – AuntDot

  • cindy50
    cindy50almost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so very much for the feature, Jacqui! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 2 years ago

    Some great peeling going on here! Great textures and cool rivets!

  • Thanks very much, Lynne!

    – AuntDot

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