Posts Tagged ‘Abstract’

Photographic Reflections

Reflections are all around us and make an excellent subject to photograph. Sometimes the reflections are of a specific subject, perhaps a tree or a building. Other times the reflection will be an abstract in itself; for example light sources or cloud formations. We can easily shoot reflections as an abstract image or as a […]

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Citroën Waterfall

Citroën Waterfall, Mondial de l'Automobile, Paris, France

I came across this interesting display at the Paris Auto Show. While there were vehicles in front of the glass waterfall panels I was more intrigued by the vehicles behind the waterfall. On another note, the amount of money the car manufacturers spend on their displays is outrageous. I suppose it pays but….

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Wall Painting, Granada, Spain

Wall Painting, Granada, Spain

I suppose this really should be described as graffiti although wall art is so common in many European cities that it seems to be viewed more as an art form. I’ve been trying to come up with a name for this, perhaps “Chair with a view?”.

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Aerial Art, Chemainus River Estuary

Birds, Chemainus River Estuary Aerial, Vancouver Island

I’m busy making plans for the springs photography shoots and have ended up with a surprisingly long list of areas and subjects I want to photograph. One of my main goals is to try to shoot more aerial photographs of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, primarily to fill in some empty areas in my […]

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Trees with Movement

Moving Trees

Another image from a moving vehicle. There are certainly possibilities with this type of technique although achieving predictable results is somewhat difficult. Maybe like so many other photography techniques it’s all practice and visualization. In calling this image Moving Treese I’m thinking that the trees are moving in relation to my shooting position, valid I […]

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Abstract Grasses

Abstract Grasses

Playing a little with the abstract scene I decided to see what grasses would look like shot at a slow shutter speed from a moving vehicle. Many of the images didn’t work particularly well but I do like the movement in this one.

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Maple Trees through Ford F150 Window

Trees through window

How is that for a title? I figured “Trees through window” was pretty lame although this isn’t much better. As an experiment I’ll see whether this photo turns up on Google in a few weeks when you search for Ford F150 windows. I’m sure it won’t be what people are looking for! A wet day […]

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Corn Stalks and Birds

Corn stalks and a few birds, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island

This isn’t an amazing photo but it’s still kind of cool. I’ve driven by these fields for the past few weeks and even though they are being flooded with the rain right now, last years corn stalks continue to poke through. An interesting abstract of the Cowichan.

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Steel Pipe

Steel pilings at the boatyard

Working down at the boatyard is fascinating if you enjoy the colours and forms of industrial abstracts. There is plenty to photograph from old engines and shipping containers to boats and boathouses. These large pilings have been aging beautifully for a few years.

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Galvanized Steel in Maple Bay

Galvanized Steel

I’ve been spending a huge amount of time down at the Maple Bay Marina working on the interior of my boat. As a result, most of the photos I have shot in the past week or so have been between my house and Maple Bay. Shooting a photo a day if anything has made me […]

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Grass and Ice

Maple Leaf, Grass and Ice

I like the colours in this photograph. It’s certainly the type of image where often photographers will saturate the colour a little more but this is more natural.

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Melting Ice Near Maple Bay

Melting ice near Maple Bay, Vancouver Island

I’ve been driving past this flooded farm regularly for the past few weeks and have been watching the fields become a lake, freeze, receive heavy snow and with our present warm weather, begin to melt. Today the patterns were amazing as the ice began to break up. I’ll be driving by the fields again tomorrow, […]

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Playing with Fire

Large Fire

The first week is over for my photo a day 2011 project. Amazingly I managed to put 6 new photographs up with only one coming from the archives. I’m sure this will change when I’m travelling again in about a month but overall I’m thrilled with the way it’s going. Today I actually managed to […]

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Ice

Ice at the Cowichan Bay Estuary, Vancouver Island

Another day, another photograph. With the cold weather we have had this past week we are icing over, so much that people are skating on the local lakes and marshes. It’s not supposed to be that cold here but I guess this is what we get with global warming?

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Rusted Steel

Rusting Steel, Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

Today we took a walk at the Cowichan Bay Estuary and had the opportunity to wander around the ship loading terminal for an hour. For lovers of abstract design and especially rotting metal you couldn’t do much better. A beautiful blue sky and somewhat cool temperatures added to the wonderful colour spectrum. As with many […]

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Photography, internet access and rain

Sand and Rock, Cape Blanco State Park, Oregon

I’ve been spending the past five days on the southern Oregon coast and the weather has been very seasonal for the area; lots of rain with the added excitement of high winds. On top of this, no internet access! Is this good? Life isn’t too bad. I used to camp in small tents and once […]

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Aerial Art

Chemainus River Estuary, Vancouver Island, BC

I’m spending a number of days this summer doing aerial photography on Vancouver Island. Many of the images are the typical aerial views of the beautiful bays and towns that dot the coastline but I’m also working on a body of work that is slightly more artistic. A few samples are below.

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Is it art?

Sidney, BC Graffiti

I’ve always been fascinated by graffiti, whether it’s been painted on a train or the local police station. In some ways, it’s the ultimate expression of public art tadalafil indian. Unfortunately many cities and municipalities don’t seem to hold this view. The town of Sidney on Vancouver Island has come up with an interesting way […]

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