Nature Through an Abstract Lens
"Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." ~ Elliot Erwitt
I have become intrigued by abstract photography. This surprises me, as I am a very literal person. I love the idea of distorting an image, so that you are left with only a hint of what it is. I began first with flowers, either distorting the image by slowing down the shutter speed on my DSLR camera or by using the app Slow Shutter Cam on my iPhone.
“My objective is not so much to portray a literal representation but rather depict my feelings evoked by the landscape. I try to find something extraordinary in the mundane”. ~Valda Bailey
What I love most about the three landscapes above is how much they resemble paintings. As a matter of fact, a number of my friends mistook the first two for original artwork and were surprised to learn that they were photographs. More than anything, I love the mood each evoke.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know” ~ Diane Arbus
More to come. I love the endless possibilities this style of photography offers.