Our assignment this week is to take an abstract photo by focusing on the visual language of form, color and lines. I had a bit of a difficult time trying to figure this out...should it look like the real thing only changed in some way? Or should it be something real but transformed so as to be unrecognizable unless it was explained to the viewer?
According to one photography site, abstract does not represent the subject in a literal way, rather it communicates primarily through form, color and curves rather than detail, and evokes a strong reaction in the viewer.
Clear as mud?
My first stab at abstract photography using Picasa editing tools. A pretty photo with wonderful form, color and lines, but not quite what I'm looking for.
Again, edited with Picasa, and I do like the photo, but still not there.
This is more what I was looking for. A close up of a glass votive with sweet little bubbles in the glass and a bonus reflection of a window. It makes me think of the lovely bubbling brooks we sometimes see on our travels (well without the window).
The original photo.
Thank you for sticking with me through my trial and error. I even tried Photoshop Elements for the first time but that takes a lot of practice and muddling around, which I did not have time for. I'm still not sure I got right but it sure was fun trying.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. – Ansel Adams
Please visit Sally's blog to see more Abstract photos.
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