Abstract rust art

Macro-photography of the natural patterns, textures and colours of the corrosion or oxidation products (rust) on a piece of seaside ironwork –  caused by saltwater as the structure is alternately washed by the sea and dried in the air with the rise and fall of each tide.

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

Abstract rust art

8 Replies to “Saltwater Corrosion in Iron”

  1. It is surprising, isn’t it? I have seen these rainbow colours in lumps of iron ore in the British Natural History Museum so they are natural to iron but somehow surpressed in the manufacturing process – only to be leased again with decomposition of the metal.

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  2. Actually, I did once sell a couple of images from this series as huge framed photo blow-ups to someone in Las Vegas. I think they make great abstract art. There are more images like this over on my other blog, Photographic Salmagundi, in the RUST Category.

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