This week I am looking at textures and rusty metal specifically. The oxidisation of iron and steel can not only throw up some extraordinary colours but also add a new kind of beauty to man made objects. These images are all added to the “Textures” section of the Portfolio.

This is a detail from some armour plating on the fortifications at Hurst Castle on the Solent in Hampshire. If the metal hadn’t been a few inches thick the salty air would have rusted it away completely by now.
This is a part of the sea defences on Barton Beach in Hampshire.
We found this trident at the end of the Long Strand in Co Cork. For this photo it is sitting on top of a wooden block that had been used to support a boat while it was being painted in a Welsh boatyard.
Sometimes the rusting item adds texture to another object.

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