Abstract Landscape Photography The Filling of Space
Saturday April 2 2011
“Photography is a flat space, art ; as is drawing, painting or printing. The page or the canvas is empty, but pregnant with birth as its space, waiting for the touch of an inspired mind.” said Max Weber in his 1913 Platinum Print. Since the photographer works with a lens and visible objects, “matter or nature”, or ” scenes in nature” are less yielding and flexible to his medium than to the living sensitive human eye, guided by and controlled with the mind, mood, and time. Photographs are an excellent tool to show how something looks. Abstract landscape painting begins in spontaneity ! It is about painting from your imagination and heart as you focus your lens on the subject. Here, the photographer expects the unexpected to happen. Having a simple uncluttered background in your landscape, allows the focus to fall entirely on the subject.
In Abstract Landscape Photography acute angles form between the horizon, the islands, the coastal shoreline of Hamilton Harbourfront and Cootes Paradise Marsh. Here, acute angles form from the beams of the pier and gazebo to the Fishway. Abstract Landscape Photograph does not simply give a straight edges a horizontal bar, it also gives us details of the Fishway being mad ready for another season. Within the Fishway apparatus are implements of work, and they themselves are a study of curves and lines. It is a representation of the delight in the very process of photography itself – how the medium can create new realities, new materialists on the photographic page, out of light, perspective, and consequently substance transformed, such as the orchid. This transformation of the orchid from a photographic image to an art image renders it into a new abstract art form that should be on a wall or a painted picture, such as, water-colours. A Hamilton Spectator article states “Everyone Loves Them” is about orchids. “Orchids are the most diverse family of plants on Earth. The blooms are definitely the thing and the plants have pulled some fascinating evolutionary shenanigans to make themselves attractive to pollinators, said Alan Branhagen, director of horticulture , Powel l Gardens, Kansas City, Md. Then as a sign of the end of winter, the tiny crocus, a member of the lily family, pop through the remaining snow piles showing the beauty and contrast of the season ending and a new season beginning.
As we look at bird groupings Trumpeter Swans are now landing at Long Point on Lake Erie. And at Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise are the Mute Swans, which as a grouping they are called a herd. Other bird groupings include hawks=casts; sparrows =host, herons = siege, peacocks = muster, and ravens = a bevy of quail. Recent research has suggested photopigment is in the eye – rhodopsin – is part of the bird’s navigation tool kit. The larger hippocampus (long-term memory) in migratory bird’s brains is evident for storing information like Landmarks, than nonmigratory birds. So, migratory birds use means at their disposal to correctly chose their course between winter to spring migration, such as, geo magnetism, stellar and solar compasses, geographic landmarks, barometric pressure, infrasound and olfactory cues. As Canada emerges from the grip of winter, every plant, flower and animal heads to the waterfront for the explosion of food resources. Here against the backdrop of Abstract Landscape Photography is the most “unique scenes of nature” to be observed in the eye of the beholder is what the Abstract Landscape photographer has ultimately achieved.
Source :Hamilton Spectator, Wikipedia
Doug Worrall Photography