Experiments in Abstraction

posted by on 2010.10.18, under Landscape Photography, Photo of the Day
Nikon D300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200

I’m trying to push myself to explore some new areas of photography and find new and fresh ways of capturing images. It seems like a bit of a futile task since so much has been done by others already. Nevertheless, I’d love to incorporate some abstraction into my work and I’m not exactly sure how to go about that. There are many ways to get abstract compositions with a camera…some interesting to me, some not. Today I thought I would try shooting some leaves with my 35mm f/1.8 lens wide open and then messing with the color in Photoshop. Here is the result. What do you think?


I like it, I had to double take just to make sure it wasn’t a painting! Nice shot though!

Evan ( October 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm )

Thanks Evan! Yeah, I’d like to somehow find a way to get a painterly quality to my photos.

matt ( October 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm )

I like it a lot–love the depth and the colors! I think it has a rich feel to it.

Leslie ( November 2, 2010 at 2:46 am )

Which are interesting to you, and which are not? …I’m a little behind in my viewing, and I’m curious if you’re still pursuing abstraction. Can we see more?

Alexa ( December 2, 2010 at 2:55 am )