Sunday, 24 March 2013

Macro Monday - Close to Castlemaine

As planned we headed off to Castlemaine this Sunday.  When we arrived the town festival was in full swing, even if it was the last day.

We did the typical wandering about thing - colliding with craft stalls, live music and tempting smells.

For the first part of the day my eye was firmly in close up mode.

I found these two bicycle  ornaments in the car park - the snail being attached to a three seater bike that H described as looking "dangerously home-made!" - he was correct.



I continued my (minor) fascination with locks and door bolts.  I found this one as we were waiting to go into a show.


I wonder if the mark on the lock is where it has been hit with a chisel!  P said it was smiling!

All in all a good day - more pictures tomorrow.

You can find more macro shots here at Macro Monday.

Enjoy the close ups.

24 comments:

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Love the bike decor!

Kerri said...

Oh, they're wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

I like the bike ornaments. Great shots!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like that snail. It gives me an idea...

TexWisGirl said...

the snail is too cute! 'dangerously homemade' made me laugh!

Fun60 said...

The snail wins hands down for me.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Looks like a fun day! Love the little bike decoration. So sweet.

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart Great close ups!I like the bike ornaments!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

Karen said...

Love the snail!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

You have a good eye for detail and photograph interesting things I would probably walk past. I think the bike bling is neat.

Genie Robinson said...

I need those bike ornaments for Buddy's yellow bike. They are tooooo cute And the lock...I am always taking pictures of locks. Why??? I do not have a clue. They just fascinate me. That shot is great. genie

Carletta said...

Those are two of the cutest little adornments!
I really the lock shot! The more I looked at it the more I imagined the smile. It reminds me of the smiles on the Amazon boxes.

edenhills said...

Great captures! The snail is just adorable!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Brilliant snail! And 'homemade' these days can't surely be any more dangerous than much of the junk that passes for 'new'!!

Designed by Vera said...

Love the snail! And the rest of your pictures. First time on your site, will definitely be back!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Cute! Love the snail.

Susan said...

Love that yellow snail. What good finds you made for macro photos.

kaewaphotography said...

What a cute snail, great shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Fun shots!

TheChieftess said...

Love the yellow bike ornament!!! It almost looks like it's part of a gear system!

Stuart Price said...

That's where they make the beer right?

amanda said...

"Dangerously homemade" and "smiling".. I love kids. :)
Often times, observing my own kids, I feel that kids are the ultimate macro lenses! They see things through an imaginative view that I hope I can always hang onto just a little.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fun finds!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice! I particularly like the homemade decoration welded to the bike. I hope it's on a lower tube and not on the top one. It could cause some real damage!