Peter and I recently took a trip to New Mexico. Our sole focus was to experience the bird migration at Bosque del Apache. To Peter’s dismay, I would wonder off and shoot natural landscape abstracts. My original intention was to create abstracts using birds in flight – to be honest, I never thought I would find a subject that cooperated less than children and teenagers, I was rudely awakened when I experienced birds.
This week’s mini-mid-week is intended to highlight the creative options that can be explored with seemingly unattractive subjects. Here is a more realistic capture of the river reeds that kept me captivated for over 30 minutes and 50 shots.(Note – this was an accidental image – it’s really bad. It’s blurry but not quite an abstract. It was the closest I could find in my original files to illustrate what the scene really looked liked).
I have a ton of images from this scene that I absolutely love – in fact I sold one this week. By changing the camera movement (I tried vertical, horizontal, and vertical with a twist) and the post-processing treatments, I created an assortment of varied effects that are original and interesting – like the one at the beginning of this post.