Here is a collection of flower pictures I took in my yard back in June:
I have plenty more flower pictures from last year to share.
This is your reminder that ABSTRACT is this week’s theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:
But what exactly is an ABSTRACT image?
Here is a definition from the Wiki:
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression.
In a nutshell, an ABSTRACT image would be an image that doesn’t necessarily look like the object that is being photographed. Or at least it concentrates on shapes and forms. It isn’t a picture of a flower that looks like a flower. There are several ways to do this:
+ Move the camera while taking the picture.
+ If you are using a camera with a zoom lens. Zoom the lens while taking the picture.
+ Move a light in a dark room.
+ Take a picture of smoke or steam.
+ Take a picture that is out of focus. Lights work as great subjects here.
+ Reflections in water.
The theme reveal image is a picture of the sun, taken in my alley. With a wide open aperture and completely out of focus.
Another option is to find a piece of ABSTRACT art and take a picture of that.
Happy photo harvesting!