WEEK 49 : RUST PHOTOGRAPHY by Peter Randall

This week we have a special Photo Challenge contributed by Peter Randall, entitled Rust Photography.

This week’s challenge should be fun, creative and freestyling.

Rust is a reddish- or yellowish-brown flaking coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture

Now the colours this process produces are warm and welcoming with amazing textures. The Rust produces different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.

I always admire those photographs of really old Rusty cars & vehicles. You would be very fortunate to find one in the UK.

Think textures & patterns, I normally find getting in close emphasizing the chemical process leading to transformation of metal to Rust. So lets get close up, macro or your way. Don’t be scared to experiment bring it on and show me a new method because there’s always a new approach to be brought to the table. Oh and by the way raindrops could add another dimension to your Image.

As always lets take a look at some examples in this instance some of my photographic collection

Padlocks and Post Processing


Man Hole Covers

Creative Rust



The Challenge

For this weeks challenge your goal is to photograph Rust, now this can come in many formats. So keep your camera with you at all times. Consider the materials your looking for and where they may be located. Consider using in camera filters or Post Process to let your creativity flow and add your identity to your image.  Most of all have Fun.

Peter Randall

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.