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“Horizons III”

”One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”                                                                  Henry Miller

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore”    – Aristophanes


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Its been a while since the last post – here are a few shots which I came upon the other day.
They fit perfectly in my Horizons series as seen in earlier posts.
Nothing changed … mostly water and sky, simplicity/minimalism, lots of negative space.
Some are multi exposures, some very long exposures, softening the water.

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“The Weed”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”  – Leonardo da Vinci




“In the beginning was simplicity”    Richard Dawkins



I don’t know the name of it (and really don’t care). The images have been sitting on file for a while – one of these little objects I bring home and prop them up for some shots.
At the time the question was: What to do with them? How to set the lighting? Light or dark background? Colour or B&W? How to frame, how much negative space? 
Later/Now I stumble upon them and they make a good conversation piece. How did they come to be? Maybe “inspiration” for some … for lack of a better word. Don’t like that word though. Origin: ‘spiritus, us, m., Lat: the ghost … “spiritualism” = “the believe in ghosts”. As if creative people were getting up in the morning and sit around, waiting for some divine input from above … nonsense … no ghosts, no spirits … creativity comes from YOU, from your brain – playing, experimenting, risk-taking, making mistakes … work !! 
Back to the topic 🙂 … Long winter nights … perfect for little studies of light and shape … with anything, even weeds … “the object is meaningless … the light is everything” It’s all up to you … to make something out of nothing … 
Neville’s single malt is waiting … Cheers!!

PS: could have titled it just “Weed” – but it would have created false expectations 🙂

Klaus Rossler © copyright

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


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

Blog-Horizons-MayJune-2013-05The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.     – Lucian Freud


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. 

Klaus Rossler © copyright

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