Photo(s) of the day: Autumn abstracts

by DaniGirl on October 24, 2015 · 1 comment

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Although one never really gets tired of taking photographs of beautiful autumn leaves, sometimes it’s good to find new ways to approach them and stretch one’s creativity. I took these photos with a slow shutter while moving my camera slightly (or not so slightly) so the autumn trees are intentionally blurred and rendered somewhat abstract.

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I happen to be a reasonably literal person without formal art training, so it’s hard for me to evaluate what makes an abstract painting work. I can tell you that they have elements that most photography books will tell you are pleasing: repetition of pattern, rhythm, motion. The colours and tones are pleasing. In two of the three, it’s quite clear that you’re seeing an abstraction of trees, and it’s not hard to guess with the third what you are seeing.

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Still, I’m not sure. Are these good? I think they’re interesting, at least. If they made you pause for a second and study them, wonder about them, then that’s good, right? But what story do they tell?

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Hmm. Art. The more I know, the more I feel like I have so much left to learn. What do you think?

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1 Sarah McCormack October 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I like “abstract” if I can tell what it is…. ie. I really like the second image because there is a frame of reference for me. the first one is cool, but it could be anything & my eye needs more structure, I think!! love that you are exploring in this way:)

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