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Lost

A little multiple exposure abstract for a change of pace. . .

Taken at a hotel in San Francisco


Unfocused

Deliberately unfocused.

Yes, I do love blur!

I think this was a boat.

Let’s just say it’s an abstract. . .


Backlit Black and White

I was sitting at my computer one morning last week when I noticed the play of light and shadows on leaves in the front yard. I took a break from my work and captured this multiple exposure, which I thought looked even more interesting in black and white.


Summer Hummer

I’m in the mood for summer! A little play with Photoshop and Topaz Studio gave this little hummingbird an abstract summer look.


Sand Abstract

Tire tracks in the sand make an interesting abstract-especially when edited with a couple of wild and crazy treatments in Topaz Glow.


Sand

Looking down at an abstract in the sand. . .


Morning Abstract 2

Same subject as yesterday, different photo (multiple exposure), WAY different edit.

I enjoy naming my work now (used to hate that). This one is called Something’s Coming.


Morning Abstract

The January theme for our photo club is ABSTRACT- which I always love doing. I was uninspired until I walked into my bedroom and noticed the shape of the plant ledge against the sloping ceiling. I did several multiple exposures which I layered to create what this piece. I’m not sure if this is the one I’ll use, but I had fun creating it.


Waiting for the White

We haven’t had snow yet this winter- or rain either.  Just putting this little winter wish out there for a day or two of snow this winter . . .


Playing with Fingerpaint

I like to play with my camera- especially when I am a passenger in a car on a road trip. Besides taking standard photos through the window, I sometimes like to try to get some intentional camera movement shots, letting the car provide most of the movement.

The image below is of wild flowers with a forest background taken from the car when we were in Alaska. I kept coming back to the original shot because I liked the colors, and today I decided to play with it. I worked with it using TK actions to separate the tones a bit, added a gradient map with similar colors to the original and a gradient fill. It still needed something, so I took it into Topaz Impression with the thought of using a Monet filter. But I ended up liking what happened when I applied a fingerpaint filter- yes, I have spent my life working with young children! I experimented with blend modes and ended up with this:

I don’t think I’ll be framing this- but it was so much fun to work on.

Here is the original:


Palm Tree Play

I have always loved how palm trees line Benicia’s First Street and especially love how they look at night lit up with twinkly white lights. After photographing sunset there a couple weeks ago, I took a moment to take some photos looking up at the palm fronds.

The below image started as an in-camera multiple exposure- and then I went a little crazy . . .


Late Afternoon Abstracts

These blinds have become favorite subjects of abstract photos over the years. I don’t like them as blinds, but there is something about the light and shadows that captures my attention and makes me grab my camera.


Views of Blues

Still having fun with my shots from the Rim!


Winter’s End

Just a couple more winter images before it’s springtime!

This one is another intentional camera movement shot from Eklutna Lake in Alaska- with a bit of Photoshop magic:

The image below is a composite of a few iPhone shots from icy Alaska- and snowy Prescott- edited with iPhone apps:


Abstracted to the Max

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I see a llama!