The spent cases of bullets fired a lifetime ago, left to age in the dust.

Not from a war in reality, but from farm life. Some of these I found, belonging to the gun of a property owner in the distant past, and others I created.


dirt, bullet, war, gun, shell, memories, dust, age, memory


  • Gem Eve
    Gem Evealmost 6 years ago

    This one,
    Yeah, I like.


  • Hey Gem, thanks, glad you like it :)

    – Damian

  • filfil
    filfilalmost 6 years ago

    this looks cool. I like it very much. What do you mean,“others I created?”

  • Thanks filfil :)
    I just meant some of the shells were more recently fired, while some of them could have been on the ground for 50 years.

    – Damian

  • Miri
    Mirialmost 6 years ago

    nice perspective, does conjure up war doesn’t it

  • Thanks Bex, yeah I thought so. I’ve got some old .303 shells, and they definately do!

    – Damian

  • Danny
    Dannyalmost 6 years ago

    very nice sir

  • Thanks Danny!

    – Damian

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakealmost 6 years ago

    I tried to take some of those (spent of course!) home from Vietnam. Australian Customs were not happy! I was told they considered all shells even spent ones to be live. Sounds like magic to me!

  • That’s a shame customs wouldn’t let you bring them in! I can’t think of a real reason why they should be so grumpy on that when they would’ve been empty and old, LOL!

    – Damian

  • fzzyfaze
    fzzyfazealmost 6 years ago

    very cool!!

  • Thanks fzzyfaze!

    – Damian

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakealmost 6 years ago

    Yeah it was wierd, they should have given me a sensible reason for confiscating them, not cause they were ‘live’! haha

  • shanmclean
    shanmcleanalmost 6 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks Shannon :)

    – Damian

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 6 years ago

    Crazy, this reminds me of the movie ‘blood diamond’ …the madness that greed inspires…

  • Cheers Steven! That was a mad movie. Very glad these bullets weren’t used in that sort way!

    – Damian

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 6 years ago

    LOL agreed! …I was actually thinking of ‘Lord of War’ -nicolas cage… relatively new(2-3yrs), all about arms smuggling. (a more direct/interesting film compared to blood diamond + really really cool scenes)

    best quote: “There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?” … Yuri Orlov: They say, “Evil prevails when good men fail to act.” What they ought to say is, “Evil prevails.”

  • I haven’t seen Lord of War, but good quotes, LOL!

    – Damian

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