Tonight I spent some time "scouting" in my back yard. I started off with this cool rusted net looking metal fire pit cover but couldn't get enough focus range on it to be happy with it. Then, I snapped some shots of quarry rock around our sump pump because it's got some great texture in it but I wasn't feeling the macro on it. I snapped some shots of other stuff like the wood roof on my birdhouse and the top of a fence post. Nothing was pleasing me, even the center bolt of the rutter on my husbands boat that looked awesome "in camera". One of the series of shots I took was of a rusty wire fence and post that sits in my neighbors yard closing in a small section where our two fences meet so their dog can't get out. I took 15 shots of the same thing. Some closer than others, a couple different angles. For my shot of the day, this one satisfied me the most. I love the color, the clarity, the composition and also how the green rusty spotted steel fence post rail that was used as a "color" backdrop for the rusty knot. If you haven't looked for rusty items to photograph before, I definitely suggest trying it out. The color and texture it lends in your pictures is gorgeous to me.
My settings for this shot were: Exposure 1/250, Aperture F3.5, ISO 500, WB Shade, Focal Length 60mm, Flash not fired.