Photography as Abstract – Wood Column
I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been working with abstracts–that is moving the camera as I press the shutter release, so that the image captured is more abstract. I’d rather have the images come straight from the camera than doing the abstraction in post processing, as it’s more organic for me, so I’ve been really working with different ways of achieving this technique.
Mufidah Kassalias (her blog here) mentioned that she’d like to see some of this abstract work, as she has been doing similar creative photography, so I thought I’d go ahead and share one of the images I captured.
I took this photo yesterday. There was a wonderful wood column I passed, and I took regular shots (which I really like too), but then I thought that how the column was carved in a circular way, that it would make an interesting abstract.
As the carving of the column slanted downward, I decided in this photo to move my camera from left to right, so that there would seem to be movement in two directions. The shadow would move from left to right also. I liked how the hardness of the wood column became soft and fluid in this image, and like the grasses image yesterday, this photo gives me a sense of calm. My brain must be needing that. (:
I’ve started a photo gallery of abstract images (in the menu on the right), where I’ll put my abstract images. This photo was shot with my 35-70mm f/2.8 lens, at an aperture of f/22 and a shutter speed of 1/25.
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