“The Water’s Edge”

“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking. Realism is just the repetition of what we already know and does not require much thought”                            Patricia Cole-Ferullo

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“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking. Realism is just the repetition of what we already know and does not require much thought”  –  Patricia Cole-Ferullo

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“Do not copy nature too much. All art is an abstraction”  – Paul Gauguin

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Some impressions … well … from Lake Superor’s shores … but it doesn’t matter … 
Some may ask: “What is that?” … at least to some of the images. Hover over them and you’ll find an explanation (works in blog only) … but it really doesn’t matter.
The object is meaningless … the name, the label. The light is everything … the shape, the texture …

Van Gogh did not paint sunflowers because he was especially interested in botany or bird seeds …
Vermeer wasn’t interested who the girl was, but how the light falls on her face.

It does not matter how abstract / non-representational you get – it’s a unique quality of photography … abstractness and realness at the same time.

Getting bored with the postcardy grand vistas and worn out sunsets? Try the little things amongst your feet and frame them so that people will ask … “what is it?”

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“The Fog-II”

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”      Edgar Degas

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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather                                               ― John Ruskin

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I’m about to go back to Pukaskwa Natl. Park for my workshops and haven’t edited all shots from the previous visit yet. So-here are some more fog images.
Three of them show my camping-tarp … shots I would usually avoid. Days of fog at Superior are just magic and more interesting in any way than sunny, blue-sky ones. As a matter of fact, sunny, mid-day light would be my last choice … anywhere. The first ‘fog-blog’ showed more of it hovering in the distance, but here we’re right in it … thick and quiet. Going back, I hope for a major storm and dark clouds. 

Workshops start Thursday, August 29

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“Horizons-II”

              “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”        – Pablo Picasso

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Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-06     Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-07Strong abstract design is created with rhythms and harmonies in shapes, lines, edges, and colors and is analogous to the rhythms in music and the harmonies between individual notes. This aspect of the painting is completely independent of the subject matter.   – Barry John Raybould   [as is music – completely independent from ideological messages or lyrics]

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Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-03Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.   –   Wassily Kandinsky

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Here is another set of my “Horizons” series.
The concept is the same as previously – barely any detail, simplicity, lots of negative space – basically water and sky, divided by the horizon.
There are lots of examples in abstract, or better non-representational painting that one could draw from, e.g. the division of the canvas by two (or more) colours, or by a line. What differentiates abstract photography from abstract painting is that everything in photography started with something real – something that actually existed, while the painter can start (but not necessarily) from pure imagination.
Photographic techniques (applied in some cases) – to enhance abstraction and to move further away from reality – are: multi-exposures, long exposures and camera panning on a leveled tripod. 

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