Posts from the ‘Abstract’ category

Double take…

Hello again everyone 🙂  I hope everyone is well…Even though I have been absent from the blog, the images keep coming – I have enjoyed the film swap between Infrared Robert and Helen Briggs and it got me thinking about digital ‘in camera’ multiple exposures. The results for me so far have been unpredictable, ranging from the truly terrible to utterly mind boggling.  This is one that is getting closer to what I want – a double exposure of grass in the wind.  I like the odd colour (I have desaturated this quite a bit) and to me it expresses early summer 🙂

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As always, click for a larger view.

 

 

MMC37 – A poppy in macro…

I have submitted this to the 37th Monochrome Madness and it is a happy coincidence that I have chosen a poppy to be posted on this special Remembrance Day (though this image is not of a Flanders Poppy).

poppy flower macro

As always, click in for a larger and more detailed view.

Hosted and curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole and initiated by both Leanne and Laura Macky, posted Wednesday mornings (AEDT) – a heap of wonderful monochrome images from all over the world 🙂

A Dragon’s Eye?!

Yesterday I visited a wonderful garden filled with many northern hemisphere specimens – I don’t know what this tree was but the trunk and bark where wonderful!  A macro abstract of this ‘eye’ in the trunk which made me think of a Dragon’s eye…  🙂

Dragon Eye

Click in for more detail..Moss, lichen and algae 🙂 🙂

Monochrome Madness – Week 34

Yet another week has rolled around and so tomorrow morning (AEST) sees week 34 of Monochrome Madness on Leanne Cole’s blog.  If you are interested in monochrome images then do visit the post with global submissions from some very talented artists. This is my submission – ‘A Hint of an Orchid’.  I’ve been experimenting with very shallow depth of field using the 105 mm macro and am starting to get the type of images I want 🙂

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As always, click in for more detail…An orchid growing in a pot at home.

 

Watercolour…

I appreciate this image won’t be everyone’s cup of tea!  This is a complex reflection of a cliff face with gums trees growing on it, taken a few weeks ago at Turpins Falls.  (The website image looks like it was taken at about the same time of day)  The reflection is on a very large pool which in turn is being distorted by ripples from the distant waterfall.  I found  the patterns literally mesmerising as the late afternoon sun sank lower and the reflections became more vivid 🙂

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As always click for more detail – a busy image!

It’s in colour…Monochrome Madness 26!

This week is the 26th Monochrome Madness Challenge posted on Leanne Cole’s blog (Wednesday mornings AEST).  Since it is a landmark posting of half a year, the challenge this week was to post a colour image that is monochrome.  I do love my bits of old wood and found this one last Saturday – weathered to this silver grey with a hint of orange from the lichen.  Congratulations to both Leanne and Laura Macky for starting and curating (Leanne being the curator) to what is fast becoming an institution 🙂

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Fractals in a Flower….

I haven’t had any time to go out and about with the camera of late and so another macro – this time of a Protea flower and also my entry for the 25th Monochrome Madness Challenge which is diligently curated by Leanne Cole.  Do check out the post (published Wednesday mornings AEST).  As always I was drawn to the pattern in this beautiful bloom with it’s incredible ‘fluffy’ texture and nature doing what she does best 🙂

protea

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Puddle Ice – Monochrome Madness.

This is the last image I will post for now taken during the sub-zero morning we had a week ago.  It’s a puddle with many frozen layers which created these beautiful patterns (and the wonderful physics I can only start to understand) .  It is an image which I both like and dislike, it was difficult to capture as there were many layers of ice of different opacity and sharpness but I liked the overall pattern. This is my entry for the 24th Monochrome Madness Challenge posted on Leanne Cole’s blog, initiated by Leanne and Laura Macky.  Thanks to Leanne for her precious time and effort that goes into the challenge 🙂

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Impressions of the wind…

Something of a bit of an experiment today.   A couple of weeks ago we had a day where the wind was averaging 75 kph (47 mph) with frequent gusts well over 110 kph (68 mph). I watched the tops of these gum trees which have newer growth being bent sideways in very harsh sunlight and was fascinated by the almost painterly like strokes they created as they moved back and forth.

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As always click for larger view.

Black ice?!!

Another image taken from the exceptionally hard frost last Sunday and my entry for the 23rd Monochrome Madness Challenge –  a frozen blackberry stem…The challenge initiated by Laura Macky (wishing her well) and Leanne Cole (curator) is a weekly smorgasbord of monochrome images from photographers all over the world and published Wednesday mornings (AEST) on Leanne’s blog 🙂

bramble stalk

Click for more detail, taken handheld.