Tag Archives: abstract

Rideau Reflections

A back channel on the Rideau river, almost overflowing with spring meltwater

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bare branches overhead, almost bursting with budding leaves

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swirling, artistic impressions almost dancing on the water’s surface.

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Freeze/Thaw

Over and over, melt then freeze, warm then cold, water then ice…spring is here, leaving pretty patterns in it’s wake.

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Rural Abstracts 4

Windswept corn left fallow in the field last fall; and this weekend, I’ll be starting seeds indoors, anticipating spring and new growth around the corner.

And the seasons go full circle.

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Rural Abstracts 3

I need to spend more time photographing old barns;  I never get tired of all their contrasts, textures, lines and patterns.

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Rural Abstracts 2

The ducks took flight, evading visible obstacles, as well as an unseen predator, filling the sky with their motion.

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Rural Abstracts 1

A drive through the countryside with nothing but flat, gray light and a bleak end-of-winter landscape forced me to see the world through different eyes.

I rarely stretch my imagination like this, as I prefer to take pictures of nature being beautiful, but looking for lines and contrast instead of colour and detail gives me a new perspective, and  helps me to develop my creativity.

And, well, it’s just fun, with neat results!

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This image I took at my recently found birch grove. I’m so excited about it! Birch is my favourite tree, so to find a dense stand nearby allows me to revisit frequently, and play around with the trees photographically. You’ll be seeing more of this forest through the months.

This image isn’t post-processed, except for a little change in contrast. I used the blur technique, where you set a slightly slower shutter speed, and move the camera up or down while taking the picture. Easy to do, with interesting results – try it!

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On Fire

The setting sun set fire to the marsh, engulfing the cattails in flames.

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Ice Bubbles

Art underfoot at a friend’s backyard hockey rink today.

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Watercolour tableau

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Forest shadows on the snow make a watercolour tableau.

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A Reprieve 2

It’s a triple fuzzy whammy: the indirect gray light made the world so soft and gentle; the cattails had all started to unravel; and then, on top of it all, I added unfocus.

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