Thursday, November 12, 2009

"The process of abstraction continues"



"The process of abstraction continues" - The Confusion by Neal Stephenson

12 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes and a wonderful abstraction it is too ... the texture is so interesting.

kobico said...

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

I agree with Joan Elizabeth, great texture! And I love the way the side lighting highlights the break between subject and background.

Paula said...

Yes, and some results are better than others. This is great, sweet and simple.

AB said...

Nicely abstract. It looks a bit like an electron microscope view.

Walter Neiger said...

beautiful ... less is more ... I like it.

Sean said...

This is good. I have a love hate relationship with abstract. For some reason I like this but I want to say what is the point. Perhaps I have to look at them from a purely aesthetic point of view rather than try to see too much... this is one area where I feel that without a title abstract art is not much other than nice lines, and textures, but then that too is nice huh?

Maybe I still need to come to terms with why I look at abstract, or perhaps it must be something more along the lines of what the artist is trying to say.... with your title this works, without, SEE.... there is my problem, it is still nice. Martina, help me out here?

Martina said...

Thanks very much for all the nice comments, :-D

AB, not really microscopic, this was one of my first attempts with my macro lens last year.

Sean, tough questions you ask and I am not sure I have something profound to say (perhaps the others?) ... I am not doing many abstract shots so perhaps I am like you? With this one I tried to catch the "wooden" feeling and the smell of a freshly cut piece of wood.

Usually I look at abstract things and they work for me or they don't. It's just a matter of taste perhaps?
Sometimes there can be a whole story in two rectangles and sometimes there is just a "duh? what?"
Sometimes there is no story but it's nice nevertheless ... like some bed-linen pattern one likes?

Why is it that often the botched photo with much blur where nothing is really recognisable works more with us than some nicely composed sharp shot?

kobico is thinking of a woodchuck, AB of an electron microscope - perhaps it's that what it is all about?

So, more questions than answers from me ;-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Sean, the texture, light, simple lines in this photograph give me joy and an appreciation of the eye that noticed it. I like abstract for the response and don't look for any meaning in it whatsoever so the last thing I want is a title.

Sean said...

I guess there is a response which is emotional which is sometimes more important than a visual recognition (ie person, house etc)... we do not necessarily need to recognise whatever is in the photograph but if we get an emotional response from the colour, or the texture then that is good enough.. me too Joan however I was trying to work out why. It is possibly a fine balance between the object itself and the "abstractness"...

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

What a wonderfully abstracted image! Great texture!

@kobico
Love your little tongue twister.

-me said...

oooh this is nice - almost looks like a throwtograph.

Martina said...

-me, the macro lens was an early birthday present it seems. I can't really remember when exactly I bought it ... ah, 10/27/2008 - I might post my very first macro lens photo on scrappress ...

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