A is for Abstract

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: An Alphabet Challenge – Subjects That Begin with the Letter A prompt.

I enjoy these sort of challenges as it allows me to come up with a theme. Sometimes I take a sideways look at the prompt and head off in a direction that only has a tenuous connection to the challenge.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of abstract images. Possibly because I had photographed a few abstract images of ripples on the local bay this past summer and autumn.

I briefly considered a post exclusively of ripples but decided that would be more appropriate if the prompt was the letter R.

In the end I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken over the past 35 years.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

Lichen on a tree trunk with a cheap CCTV lens on the camera.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

Foxtail Barley. Detail of the seed heads, it was more about the colour than the plant.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

A motion blurred female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

Ripples on Georgian Bay. Photographed in 1985 and possibly my earliest photo of ripples.

22 replies on “A is for Abstract”

Excellent choice for the week David – as you know I’m especially fond of abstracts so this set definitely brought me a smile. The color in the foxtail image is amazing!

Thanks Tina. I must admit to having picked the Foxtail Barley image because it was a horizontal version. I think the vertical shots are more colourful but I wanted half vertical and half horizontal images for the post.

Thanks Patti. I was surprised how many photos I ended up with for consideration. That’s why I limited myself to four, two vertical and two horizontal with as much variety as possible.

It was a dull, wet morning. I was trying to get a photo of a raindrop on the end of a branch with streaking raindrops around the branch when the hummingbird appeared.

Thanks Ann-Christine. I tried to get as much variety as possible in the images but the barley seems to be the most popular followed by the hummingbird.

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