We are our choices.
- J.P. Sartre
I have been making, for me, a lot of astounding choices recently. The pond has not only inspired me to go abstract but I am seriously beginning to think of some of my photographs in more painterly ways in the processing of them.
Now, I'm not sure what that says about me. I've never been interested in the abstract photograph before but the experience at the pond is pushing me into places I never thought I'd go.
I'm not going to spend too much time dwelling on it however. I have just embraced it and I'll see where it leads me. What choices have you been making lately with your camera work? If you lined up the last dozen photographs that you have made, can you see the choices you've made clearly? Is there a pattern to those choices?
I suspect that we go in cycles...like my fascination last winter for photographing only what I could see out of my windows. Whatever drives the photographic choices we make, remember, it is all about choices and the choices we make determines the photographs we make. And the photographs we make say a lot about who we are.
I love this watery abstract capture. This element also inspires me to play on the abstract theme in photography.
Abstraction is just one of so many choices we can make in our photography...try them all!
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