Tuesday, November 16, 2010

R is for Rust

Rust is more formally known as Iron oxide, but that makes it sound so dull in the ears of a hobby photographer. It is one of the more popular subjects in photography since it has so many aspects, found nearly everywhere and can be photographed in 1 million+ different ways. Here are five of them. Above is a rusty welding point.

This is from the side of a medium sized (not well maintained) lorry.

I stepped on this iron plate before I saw that it was an excellent subject.

This is from the inside of the hull of an old steamer that is undergoing rehabilitation.


And here is from the edge of a quay (just before sunset).

Maybe I'm getting a bit rusty myself by now.



Today's post is an Entry in round SEVEN of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt. For more, you can log on via the ABC site.

40 comments:

Paulie said...

Most of those photos look like modern art paintings. . . interesting subject you have there!

Malyss said...

"If I rest, I rust"..:)
the two first pictures make me think of an unexplored country, a map of an unknown place..

Jedediah said...

Beautiful photos. Great choice for R :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing MACROS, a show of texture and lights in your pictures!Congratulations dear friend, you are always perfectionist with your post!I mean...I'm delighted here with this ARTWORK! :)
REGARDS from Luxembourg
Léia

Nanka said...

Old rusty things made colorful and interesting, :) Could never have thought of it.

Dina said...

You really prove your point about rust have a million faces.
What a variety.
I think I will have to start noticing rust from now on.
Thanks!

Sylvia K said...

I'm not sure my joints are this colorful, but they're definitely Rusty!! Interesting post and great captures as always, Rune, and I didn't realize there were so many varieties! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Prospero said...

Rust, decay, entropy... a photographer's dream.

Rajesh said...

Beautifully captured.

Mar said...

Love yout artistic captures!!
R is for R&R

Anna said...

A true artistic eye sees beauty in the strangest places! Wonderful 'rusty' shots!

Best wishes,
Anna

En riktig konstnär kan se skönhet där andra inte ser den. Härliga 'rostiga' bilder!

Varma hälsningar,
Anna

Annas ABC-Wed-rd-7-R

Monicas hage og foto said...

Rust er fascinerende:) Flotte bilder.

Reader Wil said...

It's a pity that rust is devastating for all things made of iron, but it is so decorative and the colour orange is beautiful.
Thanks for showing your beautiful photos with your new camera(??)
Thanks for your visit. Yes peace is still far away, but together we can do more than we think. We can create peace in our own homes and environment.

Hans HB said...

Her treffer du nok mange "rusty girls" midt i hjertet med bildene dine.
Stilig serie!

Leslie: said...

Such close up photos make the rust look simply splendid! A work of art generated from nature.

VALKYRIEN said...

Nærbilder av rust blir det litt kunst over! Og så er rustfargen så fin synes jeg, men så er jeg glad i høstfarger.
...nå blir nok Anne happy skal du se! :))

Anne said...

SUKK & STØNN

Gigi Ann said...

Who would have thought that Rust could be so interesting and photographed so well.

photowannabe said...

I like the abstract quality of your Rust post.
Rust, peeling paint and decaying buildings are some of my favorites to photograph. Great job Rune.

Roger Owen Green said...

surprisingly attractive.

BTW, you had to post a second time, as did I, BTW, because the Linky had a problem that's now fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Marka said...

Nice macro collection of an oft-overlooked subject.

Leah said...

Such artistic captures!!! I love the first picture.. I never knew that rust could look so nice in a picture. =)

Happy ABC Wednesday!

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Barbara said...

You, rusty? Never! Love the photos though, the colours are stunning. What do you think of the 7D now? I'm hoping Santa might bring me one for Christmas :O)

Barbara said...

Thanks for the comment. These are great photos no matter what camera you used. Can I just ask, does the 7D take the same lenses as the others in the range?

becky at abbeystyle said...

Organic, especially the first two shots...like miniature landscapes.

Johnny Nutcase said...

very cool macro textures, nice !

truels said...

Rune, this is a great post: What a splendid idea to capture rust in different places, conditions and stages, amazing how different and beautiful destruction of iron can be?! And your eye for this even makes rust to great artworks ;-) Very thoughtful and inspiring!

Marie said...

Nydeleg farge, flotte detaljar :)

imac said...

Beautiful collection or Rust shots my friend.

James said...

Rust looks so interesting close up. Very nice shots!

Ken Mac said...

rust so well done it makes me hungry

BANJO52 said...

You have an interesting eye! I'll be back. Thanks.

Grace and Bradley said...

If you don't tell me, I would not be able to guess what the first two pictures are. Very good pictures.

Erika B said...

Verkligen vacker rost. Konstnärliga och vackra bilder.

Erika B

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Ingen tvil om at rust får en ny mening når man får servert bilder som dette, virkelig flott å se på, og kjempeflotte bilder! Selv om det er dyrt når bilen blir angrepet av det der, så har det sin sjarm :)

Trotter said...

Hi Rune! Wow!! Fabulous shots!! Sunset always make it look nicer...

Blogtrotter Two is facing the legendary question: «What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?»
Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Viola said...

Denne rustfargen du viser her i de to øverste bildene likte jeg, det er nydelig vakre fargetoner! Og de to siste har et flott og spennende mønster! :)

nonizamboni said...

You've definitely elevated rust to a thing of beauty! Your captures are interesting, as always.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Rune.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hurray, hurray!

Lucy

Sara said...

Wonderfully detailed and interesting photos!