On this trip I made several new friends. One is named Rusty. So I can’t really say these are from Rusty cars. I’ll just say there are some interesting things that happen when steel oxidizes.

You can see shapes, themes, ideas, images that look like roadmaps or portraits. Here are a few nice oxidation shots I found in the treasure trove we stopped at:

The first one looked to me like a fried egg on a green plate. Maybe I was just hungry (click to see full size and proper color).

 

egg

egg

 

Then I saw what looked like a pair of eyes looking back at me. OK, that’s fair. I stare at the car, the car stares at me:

 

eyes

eyes

 

And some of the oxidation patterns looked a lot like a map. This one reminded me of the maps we used to use when running rivers: it shows the islands and shoreline in detail.

 

River map

River map

 

Kind of fun to look at these abstracts and try to figure out what they remind me of.

More to follow,

Bob