Experimenting with Abstracts
I’ve been having a play with some of my photos and also using my macro lens to achieve the same effects. I sometimes feel that everyone is photographing flowers in these days of good digital cameras at reasonable prices so perhaps I need to distinguish myself from the crowd a bit more.
Trouble is, I’m not art-trained – never done a course in anything artistic so I feel at a distinct disadvantage to those who have arts related degrees and seem to know what they’re talking about! I look at a piece of art or a photograph – I either like it or not. I don’t go looking for hidden meanings, alegorical references etc or need to understand what the artist was thinking about for me to like it! I guess art appreciation is a learned skill – but if it means I can appreciate a stack of bricks or half a preserved dog as Art, then maybe I’ll just stick to what I like
So one of the photos above is photoshopped, the other is straight from the camera (except crop and small levels adj, no blurring etc) – which one is which do you think?