A 365 Day Project

Posts tagged “rust

Day 353/365: Boarded Up

This old shed wall caught my eye as I drove down a country goat track on Sunday. I love the mixture of materials – use whatever is on hand at the time to fix things up. Leads to loads of character…

Boarded Up: Nikon D7000; f5; 1/500; ISO 100


Boarded - Up Close: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/500; ISO 100


Day 351/365: Rusty Advertising

I can’t tell you how many times I have driven past this sign and thought to myself “I have to shoot that one day!” Well today I stopped to smell the roses, so to speak, and stopped driving to capture a few things. I love this sign for one of the hay farms at Morpeth. A bit of old machinery, rust & creativity and voila! The perfect sign!

Rusty Advertising: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/60; ISO 100


Rusty Details: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/200; ISO 100


Day 342/365: Home Away from Home

Another of my neighbour’s creations. I am so lucky to live in Vacy Downs where I don’t need to worry about the unthinkable happening!! Check out the detail…

The Bunker: Nikon D7000; f4; 1/60; ISO 250


Bunker details: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/40; ISO 500


Bunker Texture: Nikon D7000; f5.3; 1/100; ISO 500

Day 321/365: Rusty

This is part of the gate down at the church in Vacy. Love the rust & the flaky paint!

Rusty: Nikon D7000; f5.3; 1/40; ISO 100

Day 319/365: Eclectic Echidna

I have been wanting to shoot this fella for a while now. My neighbour has the amazing ability to work wonders with metal. He recycles all sorts of bits & pieces to create artistic masterpieces. This is one of three mailboxes in our street that he has made. You wouldn’t want to run into this eclectic echidna on a dark night!

Eclectic Echidna: Nikon D7000; f5.3; 1/20; ISO 2000


You've Got Mail: Nikon D7000; f5; 1/25; ISO 1250

Day 307/365: Obscured Door

I drove to work this morning as usual, and parked in my usual spot. When I looked up I saw this door for the very first time. There are trees obscuring it, but really, I should have seen this door before now, I park here nearly every day! The first thing that came to mind was “What a great door to shoot!”, and because I have been dragging my camera around everywhere I was able to do just that. I am really pleased with the results too. It helps that it has lots of wooden grain, flaky paint and rust – a perfect textural object!

Obscured Door: Nikon D7000; f4.5; 1/125; ISO 1250

Rusty Hinge: Nikon D7000; f4.5; 1/80; ISO 1250

Flaky Detail: Nikon D7000; f4.5; 1/80; ISO 1250

Day 304/365: Hay Rake

I actually stopped on my way home because a working tractor caught my eye. It was plodding along in the afternoon sun with some ominous looking clouds hanging around. But in the end it was this rusty old hay rake that I snapped that made the cut for today’s image. Another rusty, angular, geometric object!

Hay Rake: Nikon D7000; f7.1; 1/160; ISO 100

Day 248/365: Chained

The rusty colours and texture of the chain fence around the ocean pool are great. Even better against a blue ocean & sky!

Chained: Nikon D7000; f4.8; 1/250; ISO 100

Day 244/365: No Entry

This door to the pump house at the ocean baths just screams “No Entry” to me. Maybe it’s the rust….

No Entry: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 0.4s; ISO 100

Day 162/365: Nature in a Concrete Jungle

It doesn’t matter that the stone walls are high or the windows have bars, these little guys can still flit in & out as they please! Nature inside the walls of the stone jungle that is Trial Bay Gaol.


Blue Robin: Nikon D70; f5.6; 1/60; ISO 200