Some Summer Abstracts

It’s nearly the end of the week, and since spring in the UK is very late the year (snow warnings in March!) I’m posting something brighter in the hope it will urge the rain to finally stop and the sun to come out.

First one – one of those odd compositions which sells quite well. What I was thinking at the time I’ve no idea!

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Next, out of focus tulips and a great blast of colour.

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Finally a street light shadow on a bridge – just simple shapes and colour really.00083063

All shots taken for the book cover market – thanks for looking and hope you like them!

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A Few More Abstracts

Time for a few more I think, starting with a house reflected in a river, rotated and corrected for the obvious low contrast of the reflection. The green weeds underwater even look a bit like odd clouds…

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Next – a close up of a steam engine, very oily and the sunlight has provided some nice contrast.

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Finally some reclaimed window frames, nicely filthy and the ‘frames within the frames’ providing an irresistible subject.  00091384

As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.

Texture Abstracts

Enought kit posts – time for some proper photographs rather than test shots.

First one – a rusty industrial welded piece of steel on an old steam engine with the remnants of blue/grey paint.

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Second, a very worn chair – original horse hair stuffing showing through one hundred year old leather. I really like the twists of white to the top left.00074971

Rust and colourful paint on a beach hut contrasting with the red rust and blue of skies and sea reflecting in the glass of the windows.

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And finally – almost an abstract painting – the worn hull of a boat originally taken for use as a texture layer but it’s not too bad on it’s own!00145634

As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking!

Shooting Abstracts Part Two

Part 2 of the Abstracts series – the first was by the sea, and these are, well elsewhere!

This was a strangely repaired window with an odd stained glass pane – without it though I wouldn’t have taken the shot…

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I’m not sure if any of you ‘suffer’ from this but some days I just see abstracts to take. I could walk past this 9 days out of 10 and not see it….

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A few more on the ‘vegetation’ theme – this was just from testing a new lens on a Canon 60D, post processed in DXO Filmpack.

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This one using a Lensbaby and heavily processed. Lots of ‘copy space’….

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What was going on this ‘abstract day’ is anyone’s guess…. It’s been accepted by the agency but I’m still not sure if I like it.

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Back to worn stuff – ropes and a fisherman’s storage box something a little more traditional.

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Next is a bilge of a boat with some worn paint. This was taken on a Helios 85mm f2 on an Olympus 620 and the soft muted colours seem to go well together.

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Finally some barbed wire viewed through a bunker observation slit in Jersey. APX100 film toned. Yet more ‘copy space’!

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As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.