Rust Reclaimed: surreal photographic images

‘Nature reclaims what man neglects.’

One of my pleasures is photography. One of my passions is manipulating the images I take into statements about how I see the world.

When I create composite images I try to only use those photographs I took at that location. Nothing – not the sky, the plants, the infrastructure – is added from elsewhere. That was the case in the upper image. In the lower one, as a complete contrast, I added Welsh poppies that were growing in my garden as a foreground.

The images for Rust Reclaimed were taken at a remote railway station in North Wales where rusting engines and rolling stock stood alongside the working track. Green leafy plants grew there too and I found the colours vibrant.

The images above were two of those I used in the composites. I’ve always found that I take more photographs of the finer details, the ‘off-the-wall’ take on a situation or place. I enjoy putting these details together with the bigger picture, sometimes allowing them to command the scene in their own right. I hope you enjoy the effect too.

Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

2 thoughts on “Rust Reclaimed: surreal photographic images

  1. Oh wow, how interesting! I don’t think I could ever manage to create something like this, you’ve got a real eye and a talent for it. Love them and especially how at first you almost see a collage, but then you’re not sure, and as your eye wanders you see different perspectives.
    Caz xx

  2. Hi Caz, Hope things going a bit better for you. Thanks for your comment. Interesting you mentioned my seeing a collage. I hadn’t thought of it like that. I guess it’s all about this autistic ‘bottom up thinking’. When my husband & I visit old churches he’ll be taking the wide view (tripod set up!) and I’ll be homing in on graffiti on pillars, ancient floor tiles, etc. We can put together quite a screensaver with all the different aspects. Planning to see a couple more churches in Lakes at the weekend.
    I’ve been wanting to thank you for all your Likes on my posts – but I still haven’t figured out how to do it.
    You take care and hopefully your appointments will get sorted. It’s a real b****r.
    Maz X

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