Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/100s, f/4.0, ISO 100,focal length 4.5mm; AUTO setting
I found this rusty decayed piece of metal with nut/bolt in the center on an aged wooden wall in Cedar Key, Florida, USA. It was still doing its job holding things together.

Top Ten Winner in the “Two Opposing Elements” challenge in Shapes & Patterns, Sept. 16, 2013
FEATURED in History, Dec. 15, 2012
FEATURED in Born to Create, Dec. 6, 2012

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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  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • Thanks for your kind support, Vitta!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 2 years ago

    Great find Dot, and really well captured! An excellent combination of colour and texture!:-)

  • Thank you so much, Lynda!

    – AuntDot

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Albert!

    – AuntDot

  • Craig  Meheut
    Craig Meheutabout 2 years ago

    very nice work hear i love they way it all works

  • Thank you very much, Craig!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    So many great textures and contrasts, Dot! Lovely!

  • Thanks so much, Lynn!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    Terrific find, Dot – sort of reminds me of a sombrero! Love the colors and textures!

  • I thought of that, too, Monnie, but I wasn’t sure about naming it something like that. Thanks. We do think alike!

    – AuntDot

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 2 years ago

    That is a beautiful find, AuntD!! Great contrast of textures.

  • Thanks very much, Susana!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks so much, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • seeya
    seeyaabout 2 years ago

    Hail to the ragged, peeling and rusty which provides such wonderful art! Great composition, love all the textures:) Sandy

  • Ha, ha….I love your comment, Sandy! Thanks for making me smile!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture and composition Dot, great image.

  • Thanks, Rosie. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

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