What Do You See?

International Windshield

International Windshield

Photography is about seeing–seeing something that the photographer seeks to communicate to the viewer.  One of my favorite ways of seeing photographs is as abstractions.  Some photographers call this sort of image a pattern shot.  I prefer abstract, as I think of it as lifting, or abstracting, the image from the original source.  In my post “Found On Road, Dead” I promised some abstract images from my junkyard visit, and now is the time!  Here’s a sense of how I came to see these images.

From this original:

Original from International truck

Original from International truck

I saw both of these:

First International abstract

First International abstract

Second International abstract

Second International abstract

 

What do you see in the images in the gallery–a waterfall?–a coastline?–a hand print?–the surface of Mars?  It’s not necessary to see anything specific, and nothing specific is intended.  Just enjoy the images!  I would appreciate it if you would post comments about these images, if you wish.  Just click in the “Leave a reply” box and type away!

Found On Road, Dead

My brother liked cars.  He was 12 years older than me, so I got to watch him make some very interesting modifications when I was a little kid.  The first one I remember is a Ford Model T (I don't know the year).  Ford made the Model T from 1908-1927, … [Continue reading]

Stepstone Falls in IR

I joined some friends in my photography club for a trip to Stepstone Falls.  We went the day following another May rainstorm, so the falls were quite full.  Unlike my companions, I decided to shoot in infrared.  I have a Canon PowerShot G9 camera, … [Continue reading]

NY Botanical Garden

Recently (Apr 26) I had the pleasure of visiting my friend, Anne.  We went to the NY Botanical Garden on a lovely, warm day.  The Garden is right across from the Bronx Zoo and next door to Fordham University.  After riding the tram around the garden … [Continue reading]

PC’s Labyrinth & Sundial

Shepherd's Corner doesn't have the corner on labyrinths.  Providence College newly converted a roadway into a walkway in front of Hunt-Cavanagh Hall.  Two delightful surprises were built into the walkway--a labyrinth and a sundial. On the … [Continue reading]

Shepherd’s Corner Hits 20

Shepherd's Corner is an ecology center in Blacklick, Ohio (east of Columbus), run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.  Founded in 1992 under the inspiration of Sr. Jane Belanger, Shepherd's Corner celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2012.  … [Continue reading]

An Unpleasant Encounter

I bought a new car about a month ago, a 2014 Subaru Outback.  Then, last Thursday (March 20) I was out to dinner with a friend.  After dropping her off near the Providence College campus, I was driving home, going south on River Avenue, a few blocks … [Continue reading]