(AS IS, Finepix F550EXR, f4.8, ISO100, 1/350secs, -1/3EV)

I wanted to call this ‘The Effects of Sun, Sea Salt and Seaside Air’, but it was a bit too long for a title. Still, this just about describe it: it’s an unknown object I found on a Greek beach, and it seems to have been there a while – now it’s a reminder that everything good is good only in moderation :-)

Taken July 2012

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rust, metal, beach, greece, sun, brown, red, salt, abstract


  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    Like the title and love the rust and decay on this.

  • :-) thank you very much for this, I’m glad you like it, the light was just perfect, and it was so nice and warm, it was a pleasure to photograph it! It had also quite a few snail shells still attached to it, so made me wonder again at the life of objects we produce after we finish using them…

    – Themis

  • Guatemwc
    Guatemwcover 1 year ago

    Congrats! 1/26/2012

  • Thank you very much for this very nice surprise, much appreciated!

    – Themis

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture Themis.

  • Many thanks for the visit and very kind feedback, and for adding it to your favourites, much appreciated!

    – Themis

  • Mark Batten-O'Donohoe
    Mark Batten-O'...over 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for the honour and very nice surprise, much appreciated!

    – Themis

  • Themis
    Themisover 1 year ago
    Congratulations, this picture has been voted the joint winner in the Macro of Man-Made Things challenge – an excellent image receiving the recognition it deserves! As the winner of this challenge, it will also be featured on the group overview page
    Please don’t forget to enter this image in our March 2013 Avatar Challenge
  • I was really pleasantly surprised to get 9 votes for this, but when I checked the challenge after it finished, and this was the winner… WOW!! :-) Many thanks, voters, really appreciated!

    – Themis

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Great capture and i wonder about the history behind this object – congratulations on your features for this super image and also being voted joint winner of the Macro of Man-Made Things challenge

  • Thank you very much for stopping by and for your very kind comment – really appreciated. I think the object was something like a winch or similar thing used to pull boats on shore – this is part of the base of the handle. The history of it needn’t be very long – the Greek beaches are all sunshine in the summer, but they can be very inhospitable in winter, especially during storms. This was a few metres from the water, so it would be regularly drenched in sea water, with the sun as accelerator of the rusting process. A few years it would be all that’s needed…

    – Themis

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