This week's prompt from Sally over at
the Studio Sublime for Week 18 of
"Abstract: the use of a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
All things have form, color, and lines; we just need to step back and step away from the literal image you see through the lens. Take into account the lines, color or form and look for a more figurative composition.
Take this week and step out of reality and change your view of things!"
I adore these weekly challenges because they really get inside my head.
I realized this week that I might be slightly
obsessed smitten with abstract.
I love looking at abstract photography - it's some serious business, let me tell you!
I came to realize that I 'see' things in abstract form most of the time.
I see lines, colors, forms, shapes, images within images and things of this nature with out even trying.
This is just the 'norm' for me.
Case in point.
In Rome last fall with my sister, while other people were snapping 'normal' pics of the Colosseum, I was capturing these:
Lines, Textures, Form, Shapes, Angles, Colors, Light Play, Images within Images.
"Designs", if you will.
I love how this line meets that line or how the blue of the sky is shaped in a particular way because of the outline of the stone walls.
How the clouds have 'soft' lines while the stones have 'hard' lines.
Or how it seems you're looking through a "key hole", viewing an ancient secret.
And even with my flowers,....I love capturing the abstract of my roses.
There always seems to be some super cool and interesting shape to photograph.
| Black dirt from by boys' gold panning trip last weekend. The sand is |
surrounding a round magnet and it's making the dirt all wonky!
And then, the other morning, as I was ready to get out of the shower, I saw these:
|Can you see what looks almost like 'butterfly wings' in the water droplets?|
I grabbed my camera and captured what I thought were some totally awesome ABSTRACT water droplets.
See how there's shapes within the shapes?
Lines, forms, colors!
It's a whole other world in there!
|Special Effects with Pixlr - Too Much Abstract Fun!!|
Then, some voice inside my head said:
"Sometimes, I worry about you!"
I looked up to catch a glimpse of myself in the bathroom mirror.
There I was, in all my glory, naked in the shower, sopping wet, with my camera in hand, snapping pictures of water droplets as they rolled down the shower window!
I am so lucky my hubby didn't walk in to see that sight because it would have given him just the right amount of ammo to have me committed to the 'Looney Bin" for sure!!
Someone please, PLEASE, tell me that you've gone to such crazy lengths to capture a photo with out even realizing it?!
Be sure to pop on over to the Studio Sublime and see what
perspective everyone else has this week on ABSTRACT!
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Over the Moon for Abstract!