painting and photographic works

Impressions of Early April

Early April in this part of the world (Edmonton, Canada) is a time of transition, Usually most of the winter’s snow has melted (except for some shaded areas in ravines). However it is not unusual for moisture in combination with cooler days to result in new snow falling. Here are some of my abstract photos from this period, that for me capture the feeling of this transitional season without getting caught up in the details.

Abstract 412-209

Camera motion during the exposure distilled the image to it’s color essence although the captured color was subtler than shown here.

Dance of the Evergreens

At this time of year, the deciduous trees are still a month away from leafing-out. Most of the green in the landscape comes from the spruce and pine trees.

Rivers and creeks have melted significantly to provide magical reflections.

Spring Reflection

Mud

Puddles from the melted snow come and go, sometimes providing reflective surfaces and sometimes just capturing impressions of foot/paw prints.

Abstract Landscape 412-189

The light of spring can be bright and the colors subtle, but the promises for the future are big.

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3 responses

  1. Splendid works

    2012/04/14 at 12:00 pm

  2. Ooooh. I REALLY like these textures and hues. Nice!

    2012/04/14 at 12:19 pm

  3. lizruest

    I love what you’re going for here. I am looking for the same distillation ideas in my work, and it’s great to see other people finding it, especially when it’s eluding me.

    2012/04/14 at 5:05 pm

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