As promised, here are the revelations as to what the images I posted yesterday in Abstract Reality actually are! Everyone had really, really good guesses! I was very impressed!
First image: Grill Cover Tear
I focussed in tight on that top corner and then converted the image to b&w. Boy, this thing is really in sad shape, huh?
Second image: Rusty Metal Wing of Hummingbird Garden Stake
I composed this image using just the wing of the hummingbird garden stake. Because the leaf-strewn ground color was so close to the warm colors of the wing I decided to desaturate the entire image and then selectively bring back those wonderful rusted tones of the metal. Works for me!
Third image: Rusty Saw Blade on Dirty Grill Cover
Yep, nothing more than a very rusty saw blade on a very dirty grill cover. Can’t fake this kind of texture!
Fourth image: Grill Cover Mesh Panel
Okay, I admit it, this one really wasn’t fair but Scott never said we had to play fair. Inverting the colors on the mesh part of the grill cover with the very reflective stainless steel behind gave this abstract a sequin-ish look (I really liked that guess, Kiwi! )
Fifth image: Star Suncatcher
Going in close on the center portion of a bevelled-glass star suncatcher made for an interesting abstract. Except for the blue center, the glass is actually clear and gains its colors by reflecting all that is around it (green/blue tones from the evergreen trees close by and warm tones from the leaves and cedar mulch that lay below). My, that 105mm lens gives a lovely shallow depth of field at such a close range, doesn’t it?
Sixth image: The Inside of a Sunflower Bird Bath
I figured most would guess this one! (Does it make up for the grill cover mesh image? ) The inside of my sunflower bird bath has such interesting patterns and textures. Small red buds from the tree overhead added just that tiny pop of needed color.
Seventh image: Water Bottle with Reflection
My trusty Cool Gear water bottle! LOVE that it is orange and hot pink! (Yeah, sometimes I’m really such a girl). This thing is GIANT and is with me pretty much at all times when home. One evening, it was sitting on my desk when I noticed the light from the monitor was creating an eerie glow as well as a very cool miniature reflection of the bottom ring in the water line above. I played with many different compostions and angles and ended up liking how this one looks cyborg-ish.
The eighth imagewas fairly obvious: One Red Sneaker, Two White Pant Legs, Three Black Rails
A pair of legs (if I recall, belonging to a man) wearing white pants and red sneakers. This shot was taken pretty much by accident while watching a parade in the Magic Kingdom and aside from a slight levels adjustment, is straight out of the camera.
So, there you have it, folks! Thanks so much for playing!