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.
Lichen on a tree trunk with a cheap CCTV lens on the camera.
Foxtail Barley. Detail of the seed heads, it was more about the colour than the plant.
A motion blurred female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
Ripples on Georgian Bay. Photographed in 1985 and possibly my earliest photo of ripples.