In this post I show a few examples of abstractions in monochrome, following up with the previous one, which was about abstractions in color.
On a trip to Mono Lake I photographed the Tufas in sunset and with the help of Lee color filters, I created a landscape abstraction
I go to Table Mountain every spring for the wildflowers. This year it was beyond crowded, and since I had photographed the place ad nauseam in the past, I packed light (just my toy camera, the Z50 and its 50 mm dedicated lens). My intention was to enjoy the walk and friends while practicing Intentional Camera MovementContinue reading “ICM photography at North Table Mountain”
ICM photography on a gorgeous morning
Intentional camera movement (ICM) is a photographic technique where you move the camera when you are pressing the shutter.
Monterey county in California is a beautiful wild place for photography but the wind, topology of landscape and haze make it difficult to get a good shot.
Sometimes a photograph becomes so abstract that it is no longer a representation of reality.
Many contemporary landscape photographers try to balance the natural beauty of the land with the imprint of humans in a movement loosely known as “contemporary landscape”.
Developing my photographs in black and white helps to free my mind, and the viewers’, from the original scene, or from what an equivalent scene is supposed to look like
I like the freedom from reality that black and white gives me. In color, there is often the expectation that a scene has some resemblance with reality, and when it does not, it looks strange. In black and white, by contrast, there is no such expectation because there is no real world in black and white to use as a reference.