Random bits of inspiration – patina

love the patina

Rusty Metal Building, via Flickr.

Antique books with lots of lovely patina

"Steel Steed - SKB 1" rust buckets photo by Tony Hadley

Copper Patina Gate II #9: Aged Patina - by newTim @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community

Large Viking  Brooch    An outstandingly well preserved and absolutely complete bronze Viking brooch with intact needle, featuring magnificent spiral designs and a wonderful green patina.  700 - 900 AD

Beauty in Rust - artistic erosion! Colour, texture and pattern inspiration. Metals exposed to the elements...

by dontaylor, via Flickr

Peeling paint and rust by Tina Negus - All Rights Reserved

rusty & rustic & rugged...closed #door...it makes me think of an ancient world, what do you think?

Metal corrosion at a former Nike missile site at Fort Barry in the Marin headlands, California  #photography #decay #mytumblr

Winch: Old winch at Filey by tina negus

http://pimpandpaint.com  Rust Art by Luthien Thye. mm, maybe

Temperance tarot card, a montage of layers of photos - remoteluxury ~ etsy


Author: verdant1

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2 thoughts on “Random bits of inspiration – patina”

  1. I find it fascinating to photograph things that are ending as well as beginning. I find things disintegrating are quite special, decay and rot are not always hideous. These photos are wonderful examples. Rust and tarnish are not evil. Without disintegration leading to reintegration there would be nothing. It is all part of the cycle.


    1. Beautifully put, Aurora. I do love that concept/realisation of the cycles in our world and life. I am fascinated by the colours and textures that come with decay – be that rusting industrial machinery, or moss and lichen growing on a fallen log.

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