Posts tagged “abstract

Shadow Play

I spotted the shadows on these steps at the Tehachapi train station and loved the lines and patterns they made. I decided to emphasize the graphic design qualities of this shot by doing a little . . . ummm . . .creative editing.


Unexpected

We have just returned from a road trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, and this is the first photo I’ve posted since our return (last week’s and Monday’s photos were scheduled in advance before we left). Our trip was supposed to be a two day business trip for my husband followed by a long weekend in Monterey (which was supposed to include lots of photo opportunities. . .). Unfortunately, I had to take my husband to the ER the second night we were in the Bay Area- and he ended up being hospitalized for 5 days! He is much improved now, and “normal” life has resumed.

On the last day he was in the hospital, I brought my camera with me and photographed parts of an art installation across from the main entrance. Since I first saw it, I had been captivated by this piece of art, which forms a semi-wall in front of the parking area. I decided to practice my multiple exposure skills in photographing it, because I didn’t want to just capture someone else’s art- I wanted to create my own.

When I got home and downloaded my images, I was struck by how the jagged lines resembled the parts of the display I was constantly seeing on the monitor at his bedside- as if they were stacked upon each other. Is this why I was so attracted to it? Or does it represent the chaos of dealing with a medical situation while on vacation? I don’t know- but this is the result.

Shifting Realities:

Being a photographer who likes simple compositions, I have to say I prefer the crop below. It doesn’t look like it represents any of the angst of last week- it now looks more like mountains to me.

Night Peaks:


Abstract

An abstract view of the cinder cone at Sunset Crater.


Solar View

This is an abstract created using my iPhone to take a photo of a reflection on a scratchy table of an overhead light in an Albuquerque coffee shop. I took the photo, because the reflection amid the scratches looked like the sun to me. The blue shape on the lower right is the edge of my plate, the orange triangle is my napkin. The lighter blue on the left is more reflection. Other than adjusting the colors (using an iPhone app), the only thing I did in Photoshop was change the texture of the napkin so it would look less like a paper towel lying on my image, 🙂


The Flow

We took a drive yesterday in the beautiful weather, heading over to Cornville to visit the fish hatchery. The water flowing out of the tanks and through the grate caught my eye.


November Blues

Autumn abstract captured with iPhone


Lost

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

Taken at a hotel in San Francisco


Killing Me Softly

A multiple exposure flower abstract for Tuesday!


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.


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!


Icy Abstract

In the fall, I put a leaf in the freezer in water. In January, I photographed it. And a couple days ago, I edited one of the images.

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Yes, all one leaf photo, duplicated and layered in Photoshop. 🙂


Some Chairs

A found abstract:

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Leafy Abstracts

Some fun multiple exposure creations for Friday:

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Ice Blue

Still more Alaska photos to go through. Here’s an in camera multiple exposure (taken at 9:30 a.m.!) layered with another photo to create my impression of Alaska winter.

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