Share Six: June 2018: Abstract

How can we be halfway through the year already??  This year is just flying by and I feel like I still have so much to do.

This month for the Share Six theme Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography chose the theme Abstract.  I am in my element here.  I love abstract art.  I haven’t made a lot of it but today I got to play around a little and see what I could come up with.

I encourage you to go and play and make some abstract art – it is kind of addictive.

Abstract: October 20, 2014: 0882

For this image I just chose to do some selective cropping to capture the stalks and the bokeh and hopefully to give it that abstract feel.

Abstract:  November 14, 2014: 4740

I would love to say that this was ICM – Intentional Camera Movement, but it was not.  The bird moved and I did too, but I loved the abstract effect of this image.

ARM Loxahatchee National Park: June 22, 2017: 5128

Believe it of not this was an abstract sunset created with a Lensbaby Sweet 35 as seen below, which is the actual image.  In this image, I used Photoshop to create the effect.  First I opened the image, then created a duplicate layer.  I went to Filters, and chose Pixulate and then Pointilize.  I set the dots at a fairly large size.  Next step was to go to Filters, Blur and chose radial blur.  I then chose zoom and best.  Once I got the spiral result, I then went to my adjustment tools and used the saturation tool to change the color of the image from browns to blues.

ARM Loxahatchee National Park: June 22, 2017: 5128

So this was the origianl image used for the blue version above.  For me this is abstract that I love.  This is create with the Lensbaby Sweet 35 and it is captured by turned the lens to a blur position.

Bokeh:  November 14, 2017: 6756

This was traffic lights, and I captured this image with the Lensbaby Sweet 35.  Once again I turned the lens to a obvious blur position.

Tulips: April 7, 2015 9680

This is a black and white image of a poppy interior.  In this image, I used Photoshop to create the effect.  First I opened the image, then created a duplicate layer.  I went to Filters, and chose Pixulate and then Mezzotint, and I chose the setting medium lines.  Next step was to go to Filters, Blur and chose radial blur.  I then chose zoom and best.  Once I got the spiral result, I then went to my adjustment tools and just played with light and dark.

ARM Loxahatchee National Park: June 22, 2017: 5135

I know I gave you an extra one.  I was not planning to give you the example for the blue abstract image but I changed my mind.  Another one of my abstract favorites.  In this image I used a Lensbaby Double Focus lens, and again took it to the blur position to get these results.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Share Six.  This is a circle blog.  From the sneak peak images I have seen, you are going to want to follow the circle.  Please take time to visit my friend and very talented artist Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month.  Don’t forget to leave a little love on their page as well.

You can also find me on FacebookFlickrInstagramGoogle+ and Viewbug.

Now it is your turn. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at Share Six and come and share your images on the theme {Abstract} throughout the month of June.  A new theme will come out on July 6.

Remember you can follow us on Instagram at @sharesix  and tag your images #sharesix_abstract.

You can also find the Share Six webpage at http://www.sharesix.wordpress.com

We look forward to seeing your images on the theme {Abstract}

5 Comments on “Share Six: June 2018: Abstract

  1. Pingback: Share Six ~ Abstract – Lynne Grant photography

  2. Amazing work this month! I adore the traffic light image. It is so simple but so stunning! I also really love the blue sky image! Great month!

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    • Thank you so much Kathy – the sky was simple manipulation of the image. I also love what you can get with traffic.

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