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?

5 thoughts on “Experimenting with Abstracts

  1. Those are really beautiful! I just love your flower photography.

  2. I'm voting for the 1st one being photoshopped. Both are lovely. Would make fabulous wedding stationery.

  3. I have absolutely no idea!<br><br>even my own photos are a mystery to me, let alone someone else&#39;s.

  4. Hi Lily – thanks for stopping by :) I use a Canon Eos 350D which I think is the Rebel XT in USA. There are also some piccies in my shop from my old Canon Powershot G3 – which I loved but outgrew rapidly!<br><br>I&#39;m not going to tell just yet which is which – don&#39;t want to give the game away too early!

  5. I would say the 1st one is photoshop&#39;ed? is that right?? great pics, by the way! what camera do you use? I&#39;m on the market for a new camera and I looked thru your etsy shop and those pics are awesome!!

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