This Weeks Friday Freebie iPad Wallpaper: Yosemite Abstract Friday Freebie features an image to liven up your iPad display with images from my travels… all for free. Abstract photography, one of my favorite photographic genres, as it is a reflection of how a photographer sees versus what he literally sees. Abstracts are a great form of creative escape as well, as they often break traditional photographic rules.
I’ve always been fascinated by abstract photographs. There is something liberating about seeing something beyond the literal, something that challenges the basic principles of how you normally see the world. While I am incredibly fond of traditional nature and landscape photography I take great pleasure in escaping the confines of the genre to apply my creative interpretation to a scene. The process of explorin
Some time ago in a post titled Consuming Color I pondered the question, “What if color were your subject?” in contrast to black and white photography where the underlying thought is that color distracts from your subject. Over the past several years I’ve been exploring a new dimension of nature and landscape work where identifiable elements of the natural world are abstracted to bring color to the f
And I a color photographer… it is nirvana. Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever… Color and I are one. I am a painter. – Paul Klee [tags]photography, fine art, abstract, landscape, nature[/tags]
There has been much written about the merits of black and white photography. I have the deepest appreciation for B&W photographic work as it takes a special & talented eye to master. One philosophical notion of black & white I’ve always found challenging to absorb is the notion that color distracts from many subjects. Different mediums, such as B&W vs Color, bring out interesting components or e
One of my favorite moments when in the field is getting to a location super early in the morning before anyone else shows up to “just be” and feel the pulse of the land. By this I mean I’ll stop what I’m doing, slow my breathing and focus my senses to take in the nature that surrounds me. First I’ll focus my eyes on beautiful features of my surrounding to take it in. Second I’ll cl
The extreme environment of Death Valley National Park might make most photographers think there is nothing special to capture in this barren location. Yet Death Valley boasts numerous photogenic locations that emerge in the early and late hours of the day. While most think of well known photo locations with in the park there are numerous areas to explore when the lighting is right. Finding these new photo opportuniti