Happy Saturday! Today is the last installment of the C and C Spring photography workshop. This week's assignment is 'light and abstract'.
We were to get close to our subject (I interpreted this as macro; see above) and make a well known subject artistic, and even unrecognizable, all the while paying attention to the light, and playing with a larger aperture (bokeh madness!). Light is always the silent subject in any image.
So, armed with my macro lens and set of extension tubes I hit the road. I chose to illustrate the assignment with a series of images from a glorious blossoming cherry tree I found bathed in evening light.
abstract via alternate color choice
alternate focus and filling the frame
I couldn't get the reflection image to work as envisioned, so I thought I'd give you an 'out of context' abstraction instead.
Finally, an image based on one of the previous assignments...I really liked the exercise that used negative space...this image doesn't have a lot of it, but I'm still getting used to the idea of composing with negative space.
3 things I've learned:
Macro is my friend
I would enjoy more compositional studies, similar to the still life study. They're hard...I want to conquer them! LOL!
I love the excitement that different angles and negative space can give to an image.
Thank you Carolyn and Camilla for all the time and thought you put into this fabulous series of exercises! And thank you to all the participants for taking the time to post and visit everyone's blogs and leave such thoughtful comments!!
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
~Robert Green Ingersoll