One of my attempts at getting an abstract painterly effect with photography. This image is pretty much as shot with a bit of cropping and adjustment to the colour.
I made this shot at the National Trust Cragside property. One of the Trust volunteers was curious to know why I was taking a photograph of some wobbly glass. I found that switch off the autofocus helped get the effect you see here.
I also met a fellow photographer there. Aimee Wilson, I’d recommend a visit to her site www.imnotdisordered.co.uk
Another watery theme.
The way the image is broken up into myriad pieces makes the eye work harder to decypher the picture.
As mentioned in previous posts our perception filters are tuned to recognise the human form. here the brian has to work very hard to make sense of this image, however I’ll bet that most people will recognise the shape of a man in blue jeans.
This has a feeling of calm about that I find deeply satisfying.
Waves have been breaking on the seashore long before You and I were around.
They will be doing the same long after we are gone. Some might find that thought troubling, however I find a sense of peace in that realisation.
Another painterly quality picture, the breaking waves have the feeling of brushstrokes about them. I do a bit of oil painting as well and I’ll try to get this effect in my next attempt.
A Showery day today when we were out walking at Roseberry Topping. Then the spring sun came out and I took this shot.
I quite liked the effect created here. It is all done in camera with minor tweaks to the colour levels in Photoshop. If you want to know the details just drop me a line via the blog.
Deep blue skies always attract my attention.
Looking up, looking down and behind you when out walking in places you know well is a good habit to acquire. It makes you see more and challenges your assumptions.
I’m still playing with capturing different perspectives. Creating a slightly mysterious twist on a familiar landscape really appeals to the iconoclast in me.
This picture is another relatively straight shot with minor tweaks in Photoshop to remove spots and specks, and some exposure adjustment.
I like this, hope you do too
Elements of mystery again, you may need to step back from the screen a little and view this one from a distance and see if that helps your eyes make sense of the image.
I’m having fun exploring less traditional approaches to photographs.
This one is a straight shot apart from minor adjustments to the colour in Photoshop.
I like the mystery in these images, if you want to know more then contact me I’ll happily tell you all the technical details.
This photograph has a presence for me. It made me stop, look and held my attention. That’s why I select these picture for the blog. It is an instinctive process, sometimes I know instantly as I’m taking them. Other times there is a slow burn and I rediscover them after a break.
This is one of those slow burn pictures. I like it very much and hope you do too.
This is a straight shot, apart from a little cropping the photograph is pretty much as taken.
This has a painterly like quality to it.
Too often as photographers we are pressed to create pin-sharp images where every single detail is resolved in perfect order.
It doesn’t have to be like that, well not all the time anyway.
One of the difficulties in composing photographs, is how to be different. this sounds easy but it is incredibly hard to do. There are lots of people out there taking photographs and adding to the global collection most of these are sort of carbon copies of one another.
In our mass-produced society being different is a highly prized condition. When you think you have something different, tell people about it, add to the richness of human creativity. If you find out it has been done before well you can always give it another go.
Being different makes you think harder and live a little more intensely, isn’t that a fascinating thought?