Scott Thomas, who blogs over at Views Infinitum hosts a monthly photography project. This month’s assignment is to shoot something abstract. I decided to participate, and below are my ideas.
This was my first idea. I have always defined abstract as something completely unrecognizable. Maybe that’s because I am a child of the ’60s and ’70s and there was a lot of abstract art floating around during my formative years. The Interwebs define abstract as “Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.” So perhaps a photograph doesn’t qualify at all. I don’t know.
After seeing a couple of the images that Scott posted, I tried this idea:
Looking at it after I shot it, I decided that this just doesn’t fit my idea of an abstract photograph. To me it’s more of a pattern. The next morning, I noticed that a small glass-topped table we have on our front stoop was wet from overnight rain. On closer inspection, I noticed that the glass was pretty abstract looking and thought that the water on top made it even more interesting. Here’s the result:
I personally think this is pretty cool. Finally, last night while watching some TV in our living room, I got the bright idea to take a picture of my Android phone after drawing some abstract stuff using a child’s drawing app with which our grandchildren love to play when they visit.
I did a few of these, but this one is the one I think best fits Scott’s assignment.