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An old bolt

Here is a find on the beach the other afternoon when walking the Dog.

Its an old bolt possibly from the railway track above the beach.


An old bolt 1 by alf.branch, on Flickr


An old bolt 2 by alf.branch, on Flickr


An old bolt 3 by alf.branch, on Flickr

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Re: An old bolt

You have shot your bolt Alf

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Re: An old bolt

Amazing how the rust has almost gained the texture of wood, I suspect it has been there for a long time.
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Re: An old bolt

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Amazing how the rust has almost gained the texture of wood, I suspect it has been there for a long time.
Thats what attracted me the texture I saw some just starting out covered in grease too.
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Re: An old bolt

What a great find! this is an image worth developing, huge potential to get the creative juices flowing.

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Thanks for the half comment

You cant leave it at that either show us what you mean or explain please
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Re: An old bolt

Lovely rusty iron tones, looks big, but was it?
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Lovely rusty iron tones, looks big, but was it?
Yeah I geuss about an inch thick originally but now thicker.
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Thanks for the half comment

You cant leave it at that either show us what you mean or explain please

If you send me your full size files I'll show you what I mean.

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Re: An old bolt

Good find Alf, I prefer the 1st.

And looking forward to Toms work on it
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Re: An old bolt

Thanks for the files Alf will post some results over the weekend as my daughter and husband are off to Bruges tomorrow and we are looking after the 5 year old twins for them , so I'm on Grandad duties for the next 4 days keeping them both entertained and happy

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Thanks for the files Alf will post some results over the weekend as my daughter and husband are off to Bruges tomorrow and we are looking after the 5 year old twins for them , so I'm on Grandad duties for the next 4 days keeping them both entertained and happy

All the best.

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No worries I am off to join mt Scout Troop from tomorrow until Saturday.
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Re: An old bolt

Hi Alf

Well the Twins went home today having worn me out for the last 4 days and I was in need of some R&R to relax, so had a play with your Old Bolt image in Photoshop and this is what I originally saw in my mind's eye when I first looked at your fantastic images.




A brief workflow as follows, Original tweaked a little in ACR then increased canvas size top and right hand side, copied and flipped image then blended together, then created another variation to place mid centre. Added a sky and created some misty effects, then placed silhouette and birds to try and introduce scale.

Tools used were Clone, Healing, Lasso, Warp tool, Brush, Dodge & Burn, Blur Tool, Blend If, Dodge & Burn Laters, Smart Objects and Layers with Layer Masks.

It finished up as a 30 layer image file 700MB in size then resized to 1280 x 821
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I hope you like it... I certainly enjoyed playing around with it. Thanks for giving me the opportunity.

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Re: An old bolt

Tom
Thats amazing and whacky well done on creating such a strange image.

Thats not what I was expecting.
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