Friday, September 5, 2008

Skywatch Post: Four - What is Abstract Photography?

FOUR 2

Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan



The title of my post today is "FOUR". Obviously this refers to the number of lamp posts in the photo.

Although the lamp posts are the point of interest of this photo, the whole composition would not have been visually as attractive as it is if it were not for the backdrop of the amber and bluish colors of the evening sky. Therefore, I think it is basically the evening sky that works the magic in this photo. All this said, welcome to my first Skywatch Friday post and participation.

What is Abstract Photography?
Abstract photography is a genre of photography that focuses on the artistic value of a photograph regardless of the subject, composition, and/or other rules that are usually associated with a "good photograph". In other words, in abstract photography, the subject, the rules of composition, etc. are not as important as the beauty or the aesthetic values of the photograph itself.

With no definite subjects and with openly interpretable meanings of the visual, abstract photography relies mostly on the imaginary values of the visual elements such as colors, textures, etc., to achieve the aesthetic visual impacts.

This is my understanding of what abstract photography is.

22 comments:

Dina said...

It really IS beautiful, especially after you explain about abstract.
Enjoy your sky and we enjoy your coming into Sky Watch. Welcome, Eki!

Anna said...

I happen to love abstract photography and appreciate how the visual of abstract changes the perspective to see another way. I create a lot of abstracts in photograpy and from photography. Enjoyed your photo and writing. Thank you for stopping by S&S Photography. Happy SWF!

Tommy V said...

nice swf photo

Fish Whisperer said...

Welcome to SWF. Really anice image. The composition works and you are right about the sky assisting the lamp posts. Have a great wekend.
Cheers

Photo Cache said...

Lovely hues. Keep on skywatching.

angela said...

I think this is a lovely photo to celebrate your first skywatch. The way the colours fade into each other is stunning and thanks for the text. I like the idea of a photothat's judged on its esthetic appeal.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for sky watch! Mine's up too hope you can drop dy!

melanie said...

Ce qui m'étonne dans cette photo, c'est la position des lampadaires, que je m'attendais à trouver "alignés"

Très belle couleur orange !

Norm said...

excellent post! very interesting, impressive and fabulous. Thanks for sharing...

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Hello Eki:)

So fun that you join Sky Watch Friday:) Here we have a lot of fun!

You shot is just wonderful. I like it very much.

Have a nice Sky Watch:)

Greetings from Pernille in Norway

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice. I like the four. The sky is nice too.

babooshka said...

Your understanding and explanation are perfect. One of my first skywatch posts was like this, lamposts receeding against a pink sky. This is such a beautiful image incorporating
such everyday objects against a dramatic sky. It challenges us to see the beauty in everything.

So glad you joined in. Your images deserve a wider audience.

Louise said...

I love the graduated layers of color in this photo.

Baruch said...

Beautiful pic & beautiful colours. Happy SWF

Anu said...

It's a beautiful photo. Thank you for the lesson in abstract photography.
My SWF is HERE

~~Randi~~ said...

Very nice SWF-photo:)

magiceye said...

beautiful indeed!

Hilda said...

I'm going to be a bit cheeky here: why is one of the posts shorter than the others? ;D

Lovely shot, Eki! Like you, this is the first time I participated in SWF.

Mo said...

Great abstract SWF

Virginia said...

So when I have a photograph where I have basically broken all the "rules" I can claim I studied abstract photography with Eki???HA I like your 4 lamp posts today very much.
BTW, I never got your email yesterday. My new BADP email has a glitch. I will email you. V

Denise said...

A lovely photo and the lammposts are a very nice touch. You taught me something about abstract photography. Thank you.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful SW photo and I love the information..You are always the teacher Eki...thank you...