Rust, depending where you live it can be more prominent than other places, but no matter how dry and arid, metal will eventually rust.

Rusted Fence

I agree that rust in general can be unattractive, however this week’s Photo Challenge is to get up close and personal with rust and make it look as good as it can.

Here’s a little image search to get you inspired – CLICK HERE

This is a close-up & Macro RUST Photo Challenge. You will need to isolate small rusted subjects and present them larger than life. I encourage complete creative freedom for this Photo Challenge to maximize the impact of your image.

The basic Guideline to complete your challenge:

  1. Get as close as you can to isolate a small subject. Macro or Close-up photography.
  2. Use a tripod to help stabilize your setup. You may need to use HDR or external lights to better capture your subject. (Experiment)
  3. Remember that having a simple clean background may help better isolate your subject.
  4. You can use selective coloring and other techniques to better isolate your subject/subjects.

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2020 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

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.