Inspired by my friend, Kate, I set last week's prompt as abstract. I really wanted to engage with the prompt so I began by reading this online article on abstract photography. It stressed the importance of form, colour and line--three fundamentals that work together to invoke an emotional or instinctual rather than intellectual response in the viewer. In taking abstract photos this week, I wasn't trying to dispense with representational photography altogether; instead, I was hoping that the objects I photographed would rely on the essence of those three fundamentals over and above any quick or easy reliance on their straight-up meaning as objects themselves. I didn't follow the prompt every single day but for over half the week, I gave it the college try.
227:365 Extinction (For this picture I used a handy-dandy technique that my friend, Quadelle, taught me.
Next I want to tell you a couple of stories in sequence as they played out on my back deck Sunday morning. I'm not sure which shot to award the pic of the day, but I'll slap on a number somewhere in the pack and you can tell me if you disagree.
Two (Now with bokeh!)
Three (Now with aspirations towards the abstract!!)
Also taken on Sunday for another project I'm working on:
Sunday was the kind of day that sends me to bed happy that I took on this gruelling project. Photographing those drops as they melted from my roof also made me realize what this week's prompt needs to be. Help me, friends, for I fear I have the motion sickness.