At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, May 4

Focus on Life - Week 18

This week's prompt was 'Abstract', of all the curious prompts...

Thankfully Sally's explanation did the trick - once again!
Apparently, it's all about:

The use of a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

My first thought was to just have fun with the various Picasa tools and manipulate an image, but then I was given these for my birthday on Sunday


And I quickly realized, all I needed to do was open my eyes, and get r-e-a-l-l-y close...

I have not done anything at all with these shots beside point 'n' shoot :)


How's that for form, line and colour??

Now I'm whizzing over to Sally's Studio Sublime to see all the other wacky, abstract photos - can't wait :)

Till next week xxx



26 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Super close ups! And Belated Happy Birthday wishes.

Islandgirl said...

The 3 flower pictures are gorgeous... much nicer than the average modern abstract painting!

Islandgirl said...

And yes I hope you had a wonderful birthday... the 3 tulip pictures in the previous post are lovely too!

Beti Horvath said...

Love these! Very good use of what your eyes see. Happy Birthday!

thewovenspoke said...

Claire just wonderful shots and cool abstracts!

Alice said...

First, happy birthday!!!

I love your photos and they are perfect for this assignent. The colors are just gorgeous!!

Patty Woodland said...

Happy Birthday! Tulips are alive with color. My favorite flower.

AntiquityTravelers said...

gorgeous! it's like someone painted the flower!! how beautiful

Shel said...

Totally aweseome abstract here for sure! And I'm swooning over the colors, too - wow!!

Meeling said...

Lovely shots!

Tanya said...

I love the colors. Those are great photos.

Debi said...

Very nice, Claire! It does have it all, fabulous color, beautiful line, and gorgeous shape. Well done!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job Claire. You pics are amazing. Mother nature does do abstract really well. The only thing I did to my pic was to crop it a little.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Those flower closeups are really pretty! Yum!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Hope it was a great birthday - certainly a colourful one. Great job catching that colour in some great shots, love all the swooping lines

Adrienne said...

Those are really great shots. That's all I pretty much did too was zoom in!

Annette said...

Oh Claire, I love these! The first 3 even look like paintings only better! Maybe that's because I love tulips! Happy birthday!

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow! That's great that you were able to get so much out of the pictures without editing them. Excellent work!

LoriF said...

Awesome Claire! That first photo itself is an amazing exercise in form, line and colour.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Love the swirls of color within the petals. The green one is perfect!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday! Love these. Tulips are my favorite and these definitely don't need any editing. Stunning.

Bonnie said...

Cool! I love those photos.

Tam said...

I have to say that if you didn't show us they were flowers, I would indeed be wondering what they were. So beautiful. I love that if feels like I can dive into the picture and maybe emerge in a magical land somewhere on the other side.

poppy m said...

Very Georgia O'Keefe- great what the eye can see when is comes Freeeee!

HundredColors said...

To be precise, that colors and form in the flower photo - it gave me goosebumps! Nature just AMAZES us! I challenge all people who dare to say life is boring- There is so much out there. Thankyou for sharing!!

TesoriTrovati said...

I love the way the color in those flower petals is so vibrant up close! It looks so painterly. Frameworthy! Enjoy the day. Erin