Abstract Studies

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” — Pablo Picasso

  • Abstracts from the Garden — Clematis

    sing with passion alongside a robin's nest Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM; Image Post: Aperture 3.4.1

  • Abstract Study #28 — Soft Skills

    boundless with waves singing sailors praise silent feeling of the rose Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3

  • Abstract Study #26 — Clematis

    centered core essence private Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; RAW Image Post: Tonality Photo App 1.4.2

  • Abstract Study #24 — l’eau

    droplets from leaves random ripples finding things unnoticed randomness happens — impermanent iPhone 11 Pro 2.0x; Halide Photo App 1.16.2; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Max Noise Reduction; Levels Adjustment; Brightness/Contrast Adjustment — Screen Blend Mode; 30px Gaussian Blur — Multiply Blend Mode; Recolor Adjustment — Multiply Blend Mode.

  • Abstract Study #27 — Soft Focus

    flow of purple soft depth quite by accident dream Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 - Tip of Clematis Leaf

  • Abstract Study #20 — Sepia Linen

    mornings repeat each the same but a little different iPhone 11 Pro 1.0x; Halide Photo App 1.16.1; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3

  • Abstract Study #19 — Linen

    dawn random textures from the night before as they lie — were ...then iPhone 11 Pro 1.0x; Halide Photo App 1.16.1; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Background layer: Unsharp Mask and Noise Reduction; Blue Channel Greyscale Layer—Multiply Blend Mode; Levels Adjustment; R-L Gradient Pixel Layer; Right Lighting Filter.

  • Abstract Study #18 — Quad

    tree line at sunset near infrared filter arranged corners something real to something of the imagination bagpipes in the distance Canon EOS M; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Hoya IR Filter; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Near Infrared Image; Four Background Images flipped/rotated to each corner; Channel Mixer Adjustment; Levels Adjustment; HSL Shift Adjustment; Unsharp Mask.

  • Abstract Study #17 — Near Infrared

    “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” ~ Pablo Picasso Canon EOS M; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Hoya IR Filter; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Near Infrared Image; Vignette Filter — Contrast Negate Blend Mode; Gaussian Blur Filter — Multiply Blend Mode; Ripple Distort Filter…among others…

  • Abstract Study #16 — Morning Dunes

    morning linens rolling calm beyond - sound of rain iPhone 11 Pro 2.0x; Halide Photo App 1.16.0; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Levels Adjustment; Blue Channel Grayscale Layer; Right Lighting Filter; Gaussian Blur Filter.

  • Abstract Study #13 - Morning Linens

    patterns of slumber random as are dreams subconscious scripting iPhone 11 Pro 1.0x; Halide Photo App 1.16.1; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3

  • Abstract Study #13 — Clippings

    “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” — Pablo Picasso iPhone 11 Pro 2.0x; Halide Photo App 1.16.0; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Inverted background layer; unsharp mask; blue channel grayscale layer—overlay blend mode; black and white adjustment; Tilt-Shift Filter.

  • Abstract Study #12 — Faces

    creative imagination starting with one intent—morphed to another accidental art sleeping dogs with skyward faces Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Hoya ND8 Filter; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.3 — Wind; 18 Image Focus Merge (6 Groups of ± 1 Brackets); Duplicate Background Layers—One Flipped Horizontal; Unsharp Mask Filter; Black and White Adjustment; Levels Adjustment.

  • Abstract Study #10 — Pappus

    dandelions children play wind wish Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L 1:1 Macro; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.8.1 — Black and White Conversion; Unsharp Mask; Slight Radial Blur with Multiply Blend Mode.

  • Abstract Study #3 — Ice

    fountain patterned frozen water random worlds within worlds imaginative stories set to silencium iPhone 11 Pro 2.0x; Halide Photo App; Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.7.3

  • Abstract Study #1 -- Ice Window

    patterned snow and ice cold black window bone chilling damp cold Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Hoya Intensifier Filter; RAW Image Post: Affinity Photo 1.7.3