My photography has hit another snag! Frustrating! You see, I fell; fell hard and bruised some ribs. Let me tell you falling gets harder as you get older! First of all, there's more weight to hit and second, we don't seem to recover as fast. I don't want anyone to think I'm a whiner and want sympathy. I mention it only to tell you why I haven't been blogging much. No pictures...no blogging! Now, back to photography, I couldn't hold my big camera...too much arm movement. I wasn't about to NOT take photos for two weeks so I switched to my point and shoot. I really like the way it takes macro images. Since it's small I don't have to worry about camera shake and my bruised ribs!
I've said all that to say this, I've been concentrating on my macro photography. I started with searching for interesting subjects to make abstract photos. I love abstract photos. I'm intrigued by lines, textures, light, shadows and trying to figure out what they are.
If you'd like to read a really great article about abstract photography click here. It's written by Judy Salcedo, a good photography friend and fantastic photographer. Judy quotes the Oxford Dictionary to define abstract art: "relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve it's effect using shapes, colors, and textures." She is really, really good at this!
Here's a few of mine. For this first batch, they're pretty much SOOC, just some cropping, contrasting, and a little boost of color. Can you tell what they are? Some are obvious some, are not! Try to guess before you peak at the answers!
(dried hosta leaf)
(tree root that is above ground and weathered)
(handle of a pottery jug. I love the little, green heart shape!)
(an old turtle shell found in my yard)
(a nail in the tin on the barn)
(just a rock)
(soil curling from lack of water)
(metal lawn chair with layers of paint, another green heart shape)
How many did you guess? I'll be back with more macro images. My ribs are much better, but I've been enjoying getting to know my p&s camera again and taking macro images!
Have a happy day!