Thursday, June 18, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shoot Out - METAL

“It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested.” ~ James Russell Lowell

Come on in. The gate's always open in Crisfield.


Thanks to Audrey in Canada for this week's subject. It was fun! I have been a little busy so there are no titles. We are a water town, so use your imagination and have fun. There is one little contraption that I'll bet even Gordon can't guess what it is. If you know, let's hear it. It is in one piece and yet can be found in three photos.































“The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat. Even so must the hardest heart melt before sufficiency of the heat of non-violence. And there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat.” Gandhi

**Next week's assignment comes from Debby in Germany: "So, here is the theme for June 26th shoot-out, "COLORS OF THE RAINBOW".
Where anything goes, as long as it is colorful. The sky is the limit, literally. How about some blue skies, or the blue grass of KY, green green grass of home, or a horse of a different color!! Homes, store fronts, cars, signs, flowers, or even some teens wearing their colorful t-shirts."

27 comments:

Audrey said...

Patty, these are excellent! WOW! I love your take on the metal. And before Gordon can guess....I think it is a crab net!

Your pictures make me so homesick for living in an ocean city. The anchors, the propellers, the motor! That's it - I need to move!

Lew said...

I will guess the crab steamer, two blue and one old rusty one. Great shots of metal around town!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Patty, some great shots, and I had fun figuring out what they might be without the titles. That blue pot looks like someone was making moonshine, :-) but I am sure it had something to do with crabs. I like that stack of cages, that is a lot of metal!! And the boat propeller, nice shot there!! As always, you did a great job, cuz I always love the perspective that you take your shots from. ciao, Debby

nessabates said...

Pretty cool shots there! The bell one is my fav. I need to do this one week. I just have been working such longggggggg hours during the week.I will get there eventually.

Butler and Bagman said...

I love your approach -- when pressed for time, you just shoot, upload, and let your photos speak for themselves. When pressed for time, I spend it explaining why I am pressed for time. Absolutely adore the first black and white...melted boiler thing. Blue steps, bell clapper. Prolific Patty with emphasis on the Pro.

Natalie said...

Hi Patty, I absolutely loved the rusty ones, but most especially the old counting machine. You have included some really cool and original things. :D
Well done.xx♥

Barry said...

Now that is one impressive collection of metal Patty!

I'm just in awe of your photography as usual.

Patty said...

Lew and Audrey: Your guess was good, but I wouldn't have made it that easy. My little puzzle has nothing to do with crabs. Three photos - one whole, two in pieces.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Great shots Patty! As always you do wonders with that camera of yours!

Noelle said...

Patty...only you and your lense could make metal so amazingly beautiful. I'm going to try and participate in this for next week. :)

Patty said...

I will get to everyone's blog this evening or in the morning. My son is coming late evening; I must clean house!

Si's blog said...

Lots of metal in Crisfield. Once more, a bunch of great pictures for me to study.

Jen said...

Patty, as I scrolled down, I liked each photo better and better.

You REALLY did a great job on this one, and the anchor shot is awesome.

I can't pick a favorite...I loved them all!

Doreen said...

fantastic! so many I like hard to choose one. a great series of shots of mental.

Julie said...

Great pics - ditto to wishing I didn't live in the middle of the county :)

Sarah said...

Oh these are just wonderful!! I love all the crab pots!! Especially the colored ones!! You give such a flavor of your town - I love that!!! Sarah

Simply Heather said...

You've found some really great pieces of metal here, Patty!

I've linked to you on my side-bar today and thanks for the wonderful comment ☺

Gordon said...

Very nice, Patty.

I will visit your little town one day. My post is up, Sorry for the delay.
Walk With Faith

Sarah Lulu said...

Your shots always delight me Patty.

Linda said...

Heavy metal!!!!! I loved the Ghandi quote. So much metal goes into expensive war machinery, that ought to be going into feeding hungry people. I enjoyed the various angles you used to capture the weight of the objects. You inspire other bloggers to be more creative when capturing photos. I think you've covered next week as well, blue stairs, yellow gates, a red stop sign and the beautiful colour of rusty metal. That's forward thinking.

A Scattering said...

Many wonderful splashes of blue in your shots - echoes of the water, perhaps?

REDLAN said...

It's true what you said that even in busy days you take time to shot some photos and you have a lot of photos for this week's challenge! I love looking all of them. No drama but so real! Keep up the good work patty!

Chele said...

Wow! What a great selection of pics. Has me wishing for some steamed crabs.

Kelly said...

Well, you definately have the theme "metal" captured! What HUGE huge pieces of metal! WOW! I can't wait to move back to the mainland and have a change of scenery! Great photos!

Ann said...

That bell, it looks real old and solid. Do they still use it?

You can make a lot of pots and pans when you melt down all your metal.

Cheers,

Ann

Scriptor Senex said...

Great shots. You, Heather and Jen have inspired me to join. Happy to be signed in for the Friday shoot out and will do colours of the rainbow on Friday but do I need to give my name to anyone else?
:-)

Zaroga said...

Wonderful photos, Patty.

I enjoy all the photos of you home town. Eventually I'll travel up that way again.