I went for a walk in the very early morning when a thick layer of frost covered everything and took some shots of gnarled, brown, barely-there leaves given a new lease of beauty by glittering ice crystals.
The results struck me as quite abstract, insofar as the subject matter itself played a secondary role to the form, colour and texture of the photograph, so I went shuffling through my travel photos to see if I could come up with other attempts at abstract. The first shot that came to mind was this one of a vat of white M&Ms in Manhattan.
A small section of NY’s 9/11 Memorial, picking up clouds from the surrounding blue skies.
Weather-worn rocks in Arches National Park, Utah.
And back to New York again for a walk through the Highline and Battery Park’s tantalizing grasses…
… and Times Square’s neon-lit manhole covers.
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In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered. – Melissa Brown
Abstraction generally involves implication, suggestion and mystery, rather than obvious description. – Robert Genn