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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.

Made me smile, most people would have said “drat, missed it!” with the hummingbird…. Love the foxtail colours

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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