What is it about rust that makes me want to eat it?

Or is it something about me? 😀












29 responses

  1. Perhaps you’re part goat? I love these photos. I agree that there is something wonderful about rust. I can’t imagine why that is a universal reaction though. Since rust is the enemy?? Really good photos here! I like them a lot.

    September 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    • Hmmm, part goat! Well, I do have a fascination with goat’s rectangular pupils, so maybe I have share other affinities with goats I was unaware of. 😉 It is interesting that people are drawn to rust at the same they work against it. Good thought. I’m glad you like the shots.

      September 3, 2012 at 12:37 am

  2. Love the texture.

    September 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

  3. Rust has character! That’s why most of my artwork is made of rusty, abandoned metal.


    September 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  4. tms

    … I would not know about eating, but I love the colours of rust too. And I like the juxtapositions with stone (or rock) in your pictures here, Melanie, not to mention the compositions. I think RR Treasure 7 is my favourite (today). The curve on the right is quite appealing.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    • Thank you, Tobias. Yes, there was something that particularly caught my eye, too, about these rusting pieces among the rocks. I’m glad you like RR Treasure 7. I almost didn’t include that one, but found that among these images, I personally was attached to that one. 🙂

      September 3, 2012 at 12:46 am

  5. Having tasted it, I’d say it’s a bit of an acquired taste. Great photographs – it’s funny how rust doesn’t make things look vulnerable – these objects have a lot of presence.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    • Ha ha. Well, now I’m curious. I’m going to have to taste it!

      You always make the most wonderful observations. I love your point about the presence of these objects, and how rust does not make things look vulnerable. Thank you for that thought!

      September 3, 2012 at 12:49 am

  6. why not. = There is no rule say not —– may be pretty hard to bite though,
    the latest medical research found, excess iron might cause cancer, so,
    better keep it in moderate amount. And after a dinner keep distance to the
    strong magnetic field —– otherwise, you might be stack there. 😀

    September 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    • Right, I’ll keep it to a minimum. Ha ha ha. 😀

      September 3, 2012 at 12:50 am

      • Photography is licking its surface (still we can have its distinctive taste) = so,
        it must be safer. Though, about the secondary products, such as some people
        grow a gallstone in their mind = I’m not sure its effects = it was said, that the
        iron rich gallstone affect one’s taste to prefer rusted metal. 😀

        September 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

  7. Maybe you need iron? If you were a cat this would be called a pica. Love these pix.

    BTW I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Bloggers Award. When you have a chance please look at my post for Saturday, Sept.1 for details.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  8. Those oil cans in the last post could have prevented this! I like old, rusty things too.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    • 🙂 Great comment! You’re right, too! I happen to find lots of wonderful rusty things in gardener’s sheds. Maybe you have some rusty treasures! 😉

      September 3, 2012 at 12:52 am

  9. Miss Maura beat me to it about pica…though it’s not just limited to cats.

    Terrific photos. Love the color and the contrast of the rust against the stones. Third one down is my fave.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    • I’d better get my iron levels tested. 🙂 I’m glad you like the shots. It’s always helpful to know which one is a favorite, so thanks for that feedback.

      September 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

  10. elisaruland

    It’s your passion for beautiful things that makes you hungry! Your images are wonderful – I am a big rust fan myself. When we custom built a house several years ago, rust was my accent of choice. Cabinet pulls, fixtures – you name it!

    September 2, 2012 at 12:49 am

    • What a nice comment, thank you! And what a cool idea for accents in a home! I love that!

      September 3, 2012 at 12:56 am

  11. The light was perfect to enhance the details on the rusty texture.
    nice shots Melanie!

    September 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  12. Beautiful rust, Melanie…looks like a treasure box similar to an old mine-dump I stumbled across recently…wonderful images. 🙂

    September 5, 2012 at 2:25 am

    • Thank you, Scott. Wow, an old mine-dump would be a treasure box! I’d love to stumble across one of those! 🙂

      September 12, 2012 at 2:08 am

  13. lovely rust :D, I like the colour and texture in it. it’s always different. nice set

    September 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    • Thank you! So glad you like my rust. Care for a taste? 😉

      September 12, 2012 at 2:07 am

  14. Great pictures Melanie – I can’t think of another element that is as photogenic as iron. Especially when it’s combined with oxygen. But I’ve never felt like chewing it 😉

    September 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    • Thanks, Finn. Well, I imagine the actual chewing part wouldn’t be too comfortable. 😀

      September 12, 2012 at 2:06 am

  15. I love rust too !! scrummy

    September 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

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