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Rust

Photograph of rust

Photograph of Rust

Metal, moisture and time act together to cause what we know as rust. It is one form of transition that none of us really want. Rusted objects are considered spoilt, weak and unusable in almost all circumstances. They are quickly discarded, and aren’t given much attention. If people did give them closer attention however, they would discover the surprising beauty of rust.

As seen in the photograph above, a rusted piece of iron can produce spectacular and intricate patterns. Depending on the degree of rusting, the article can have different amounts of orange and red patches. In the photograph above, the article is almost entirely covered in orange and red shades, indicating a high level of rusting. It was while examining it and deciding whether it was still usable that I saw the beautiful pattern on it.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Transmogrify“, “Details“, “Abstract“, “(Extra)ordinary“, “Change“, “Monochromatic” and “Close Up“.)

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