Twenty-eight ...the perfect number?

I found this rusty, tin barn in Waimea (on the Big Isle of Hawaii). While I went to get overall shots of this structure bathed in the morning, sunrise light (to come); it was the details of this barn that captured me... the rusty, faded, painted tin... a rusty lock and chain (to come)... and this number 28. I guess at one time there were several barns, and this was of course, the 28th barn.


Get rustic...


Funny though, 28 has always been one of my favorite numbers. Something I heard long ago about it is that it is the "perfect" number, because it is one of a few whose factors add up to itself.


1, 2, 4, 7, 14 --> add 'em up and you get 28!


I'm sure there's a Dan Brown novel in there somewhere, LOL!


** There seems to be a theme developing here... if you care to share, what were you doing at 28? (if you're old enough to have reached that age!)

  • Nora Carol 6y

    i didnt know that 28 is a perfect number Rex, i like the textures and the faded colors :)
  • Anna 6y

    This is my number :)

    I was born 28 of nov, and in this year I will be 28 :))
  • Adam Hardy 6y

    lovely little catch here rex, i'm a fan of this kind of shot. nice work!
  • Sylver... 6y

    nice work, rex!!.. i love rust and peeling paints almost as much as I love keys, locks and chains... hehehe.. cant wait for those pics!!.. =)

    so weird that i've been going to the flickr homepage but your new uploads are never in the recent uploads section... hmmm...
  • Rex Maximilian 6y

    Thanks Nora & Adam!

    Anna, I guess I can look forward to 2070 when I'll be 105 on 10/5, LOL!

    Syl, *gasp* are you mocking me with the recent uploads thingie, hmmmm? ;-)
    ...and yes, I was thinking, "Syl would like this shot," when I was shooting the lock! (haha)
  • AJ Schroetlin 6y

    First of all, my birthday falls on April 28th so it's always been a good number for me. I like the math fact too. That must explain why my Taurus brain is so logical.

    28 was pretty boring for me. Worked, ate, slept. Played some pool and a little golf. Nothing exciting.
  • Copenhagen Street Photography 6y

    hehehe... how...what? The only perfect number i zero.
    well...hehehe...nonsense. Anyway... like the texture a lot. The vertical lines on the right really makes the composition interesting. Good saturation as well.
    good capture my friend.
  • lifinodou 6y

    Great colors, textures and composition. Nice detail too. I like the stories you tell along with your images.
  • anniedaisybaby 6y

    I love the natural patina and the wonderful textures (also natural) that you captured here, Rex. It's cool when you come across a symbol that you relate to personally. As for moi, when I was 28, not so long ago (o.k. don't go doing the math on that one, K? LOL) I was at University studying English Literature. I was a late bloomer, always have been. LOL But, it was one of the happiest years in my life.

    That is so cool about how you busted out on your own at the age of 28. From experience I know that there is nothing better than working for yourself. Visiting your stream is so enjoyable, Rex. It's more like a conversation than simply a visit with a contact.
  • Luís C 6y

    Interesting rusty detail and a great subject to engage in a philosophical, mathematical or metaphysical discussion. Around here 28 reminds everyone of the most famous Lisbon tram car, that goes up and down through the narrow streets of this citie's seven hills. Now, there's a point here: 7 has often benn seen as a magical number... How could you relate it with 28? :-)
  • Geoff... 6y



    *takes one to know one*
  • katnhwi 6y

  • G. Rangel 6y

    Neat composition!!!
  • louie imaging 6y

    there is something about the romance of door and number that conjures up
    magic for me!
  • sam_samantha 6y

    ummm 28? It wasn't that great of a year for me because my mom passed away when I 27 and 28 was really hard because it was the first year without mom.
  • Joanne Dale 6y

    Sweet find, cool comp and colours. Well done.

    Great composition. Love the color and framing
  • souphatra xaypanya 6y

    i love 28. my birthday is on the 28th.
  • Miss Chlalom 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Numb, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Junkstock 4y

    Junkworthy in all regards, excellent!
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