Monday, October 22, 2012

The Charm of Old Rust...

I don't know what it is about old, rusty things that attracts my attention, but I think there is something about their mysterious history and the stories that lie within that call me to them.  Fortunately I've always got my iPhone with me when I'm cycling because I tend to see a variety of old vehicles, barns and outbuildings, in various states of disarray on the back country routes I travel.



Thanks to Jerry Jones at Shadowhouse Creations I have some wonderful 'grunge' textures that further add to the fun of these images.  The other source of today's fun photo embellishments is Fuzzimo, where I found the great old polaroid frames.


I've included the original images (click to enlarge) I took so you can see the difference after my processing in Photoshop Elements 9.










Bonnie, thank you for the wonderful prompt this week.

These photos are being linked to Our World TuesdaySweet Shot TuesdayPhoto Show Off This or That ThursdaysPhoto Art FridayShoot, Edit, SubmitFabulous Friday, and Photo Friday Link Party.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you dropped by. The wonderful raindrops in your images will lead to more beautiful rust!

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    1. Thanks Jim. As I say, it's a fascination...the colour, texture...

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  3. I love these kinds of subjects in my photos....these are great. Thanks for the Fuzzimo link ;)

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    1. Thanks Danielle. Have fun finding some great new things on Fuzzimo.

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  4. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks Gary. Give Boomer a pat for me. :0)

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  5. Wow, gorgeous! You have such an eye for texture!

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    1. Thank you Tamar. It's amazing how many wonderful free textures are available thanks to the generosity of people like Bonnie, Kim, and Jerry.

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  6. I love both the originals and the edits. I especially like the old truck.

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    1. Thanks Teresa. It is a wonderful old truck isn't it?

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  7. Old trucks and old buildings -- I love them, too. Your use of textures is inspired and really brings out the "vintage" in these photos. Beautiful art!

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    1. Thank you Sharon. The polaroids are fun textures aren't they.

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  8. i think your original shots were great but i love the way that you have enhanced them with the use of these textures~!

    great interpretations of the prompt this week on PAF~!!

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    1. Thanks so much Libby. It's always fun to play with a challenge and Bonnie comes up with some good ones!

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  9. I love your rusty relic! It's fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Birgitta. It's nice to know other people enjoy these old relics too.

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  11. What would we do without Jerry for our textures! Great choice of texture and love the added words.

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    1. Thanks Ann. And yes, Jerry's generosity is wonderful. I love your edit of the man sitting on the bench too. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to put a comment on your blog page but I wanted to let you know I loved what you did.

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  12. It is amazing how we can take a photo and with a dab of this and a dash of that in photoshop we can create wonderful art. I think you did that this week. Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie. I guess that's what makes Photoshop so addictive!

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    1. Thanks Viv. They sure are fun to play with. They can add so much interest to our photos can't they.

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  14. Wonderful, Linda, just impressive!! I love the originals very much as they sing with possibility!! And oh how you picked up the melody!!

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    1. Thanks Currie. I always love reading your comments. You have such a wonderful way with words! :o)

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  15. You final images are lovely, but your originals are also quite pretty.

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  16. I love his textures! You did an awesome job with those photos! I love the old army truck!

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    1. Yes, Jerry does come up with some great textures. Thank you Emily. I'm glad you enjoyed the truck. I loved it as soon as I saw it and just had to stop to get some pics.

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  17. they are both great! those textures are the perfect match for this week Bonnie's theme, and they go just perfect with your shots (perfect for the theme as well) !

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    1. Thanks Ewa. And yes, old rusty things and old crinkled polaroids work nicely together don't they.

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  18. These are wonderful. I like both of them. I too think those old trucks look pretty cool and the processing of the old building really gave it character.

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    1. Thank you Ida. Yes, those wonderful old relics make great photography subjects. Have a great weekend.

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  19. i like the way you processed these shots, they turned out great.

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  20. Great shot of this old truck and your editing is perfect!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne. I just love that old truck.

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