I love things with character. Things that have endured, been repaired, spliced, prettied up, and beaten back down again. Like this fire hydrant in Kinvarra, County Galway, Ireland.
I got a bit lucky here, too. It was raining when I shot it, so the gray sidewalk got nice and dark, helping provide a nice dark vignette against the brightness of the hydrant.
Canon 1Ds Mark III. 32mm. ISO 100. Aperture Priority. f/9.0 @ 1/8 second. Polarized. +2/3 EV.