Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chasing abstraction

Green Variations
Photography excels at capturing the details and fleeting instants of the changing world -- decisive moments and indecisive moments alike, but for just that reason it sometimes seems too literal.

That's when I get the urge to start chasing abstraction -- impressions of texture, color, form, texture, or just the play of light for its own sake. The way the light falls on a winter snow drift, fading paint and rust patterns on an old piece of metal, the curving surfaces of canoe hulls stacked together, strays textures on a crumbling bit of pavement -- they all satisfy these abstract urges. I've posted some of what caught my eye in this Flickr set.

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