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Abstract Autumn

Here are some of my recent (September 2018) abstract photographs:

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These photos were created by using a shutter speed of around 1.5 seconds and moving the camera during the exposure. I then tweaked the digital images (contrast, color saturation, cropping etc.) using Lightroom.

I hope to use some of these images as inspiration for paintings.

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Six Years Later

This morning, I was looking through my old photos, curious as to what I might have been looking at, taking photos of, on this day in past years. As it turns out I hadn’t been very active on January Thirteenths, but I did find some from 2012. In fact, I quite liked what I was doing that year – it was a bit of a treasure chest of abstract images!

I took a number of those photos, tweaked and cropped them to come up with these final images (which I like and hope you will too):

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Impressions of Autumn II

In my last post I shared five abstract photos emphasizing the colors of autumn. It turns out that I have more images from that photo shoot (in Edmonton’s river valley) that really appeal to me and I hope that you will like too:

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Impressions of Autumn

It’s the end of September here in Edmonton and our autumn colors must be near their peak. It has been a while since I’ve dabbled in creating abstract photos but that’s what I did today and here are some of the results:

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These photographs were all created using a longish (1.5 to 5 seconds) exposure with deliberate movement of the camera.


Return From Whenever

It seems like a longtime since I’ve added a post to this blog and since I did any camera-motion abstract photography. Well today (Sunday, September 11, 2016) I did take my camera out, put on a neutral density filter and cranked the shutter speed down to 2 seconds. The day was cool, wet and gloomy but I imagined to find some color and these interesting images:

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Chicken Scratch

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Broken Spiral

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Rosy Glow

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Darkness in Light

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Cherry Blossom


Splash of January Color

Color can be hard to find for months during the long Edmonton winter.

However, with a bit of light and a long exposure photograph …

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Moving This Way and That

I have often used camera motion during a long exposure to create an abstract photo. I recently took some of these photos one evening in downtown Edmonton and discovered after the fact that I have used a good variety of camera motions for different effects.

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Dance in the Distance

 

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Cycles of Light

 

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Towers of Dripping Light

 

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Side Step

 

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Scratchy


Completely Non-objective

Dare I say “completely”, “non-objective”? Non-representational? The images in this post did after all derive from photgraphs of real objects. Nonetheless, what is left are images, interesting just for their form and color  – their source is even a mystery to me now.

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Sixteen – 271

1- Sixty-two - 75

1- Sixty-two – 75

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16 – Twenty-eight – 3

162 Eighty-seven

162 Eighty-seven

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Nature Softened

Here are some recent abstract photos of natural subjects. The edges have been softened and blurred by varying amounts of camera movement during an extended exposure (a couple of seconds).

Landscape H

Landscape H

Modulation

Modulation

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Tree 16290

Dream Front

Dream Front

Landscape V

Landscape V


Art in the Movement

Another five camera-motion abstracted images, from recent photos:

Pyramidal

Pyramidal

Wedges

Wedges

Confetti

Confetti

Corner

Corner

Red Nest

Red Nest