Your pictures: Metal

Image source, Rico Rodriguez
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Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "metal", and we begin with a picture of a sculpture by Rob Mulholland, set in the waters of Loch Earn in Perthshire.
Image source, Carl Chamberlain
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Carl Chamberlain: "I took this picture by arranging a new set of spanners I'd bought, on a mirror. The fronds you can see around the arrangement are a strategically placed yucca plant reflecting in the mirror. Only natural light from a window was used."
Image source, Victoria Martindale
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Victoria Martindale: "The now disused metal 'plane' at Greenham Common, once used for fire training practice."
Image source, Andrew Norman
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Andrew Norman: "A pile of anchor chain, which was stacked on the quayside in Harwich[, Essex,] and surprisingly shiny considering the salty element."
Image source, Peter Carter
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Peter Carter: "At a local charity event, this farrier was using the occasion to practise for a forthcoming competition. He started off with a stick of metal and provided a running commentary on everything that he was doing."
Image source, Barrie Watts
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Barrie Watts: "Lots of rusting metal in these old gas holders in Bournemouth, Dorset."
Image source, Nigel Jackson
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Nigel Jackson: "A metallic skeletal hand in a London shop window."
Image source, Heather Fitsell
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Heather Fitsell took a different approach and sent in this photograph of Glaswegian metal band Bleed From Within performing at Hevy Fest in Kent.
Image source, Alison Moffitt
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Alison Moffitt: "A box of gold and silver drawing pins."
Image source, Gilbert MacKay
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And finally, a photograph by Gilbert MacKay. The next theme is "reflections", and the deadline for your entries is 4 August. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery or go to and look for Share your photo.

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