While photographing flowers will always be my first love, I decided to explore the world of abstracts after I saw a post on Ed Knepley’s Photography Improvement blog, calling for abstract exhibit entries.
Learning to ‘see’ things differently and pay attention to the world around is what every photographer does but it was still a challenge to find something abstract that had the contours, lines and colours that appealed to me. Although I still have lots to learn this was a fun experience and I will certainly keep trying.
I tried several themes, angles and locations but ultimately I chose this one:
Photo 1: Waterworks
You can view this photo along with several other beautiful abstract photographs in the gallery.
Other contenders I considered for the submission included these:
Photo 2: Magic Moon
Photo 3: Snaking metal
When tulips start to fade and the petals fall from the flowers, they can still be fun to photograph.
Photo 1: Interlocking Red Tulip Petals
Photo 2: Red Tulip Petal Flames
Photo 3: Red Tulip Petal Waves
Photo 4: Red Tulip Petal Necklace
Photo 5: Red Tulip Petals on Moss
Photo 6: Red Tulip Petal Teeth
Photo 7: Red Tulip Petals Gathering
After procrastinating for ages I finally started playing with Photoshop Elements 10. I’ve had it for a almost a year but have had no inclination to try it – until today when I just couldn’t get the effect I wanted in camera.
Photo 1: Twirls
Photo 2: Ripples
Photo 3: Liquified Tulip
Photo 4: Liquified Gerbera
To get into the abstract mood I am looking at more post processing effects. Not really an avenue I have pursued much as I always preferred minimal meddling. That is until a photojournalist told me that processing is part of the artwork and also what makes it unique…
Photo 1: Metal mosaic
Photo 2: Sunny shore
Photo 3: Tomatoes in the sun
Photo 4: Flowers and petals
Photo 5: Cool Gerbera
Bright colours are so cheerful. Thought I would give in to my colour cravings today. Since yesterday’s flower shoots were disappointing I used no flowers today – only inanimate objects. A first for me!
Photo 1: Spot the difference
Photo 2: Crossing
Photo 3: Colour riot
Photo 4: Shimmer
Photo 5: Roulette