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Aug 5, 2022 13:14:12   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
I find myself being drawn to images where the appeal is more in the colors, textures, shapes, patterns than the actual subject itself. I would like to pursue this style more seriously. Posting some examples of what I am talking about. I know they are not great but I think they show the direction I am trying to head. I really like some of the examples in 'Seeing Fresh - Contemplative Photography' but find the book a bit too cerebral for me.

Is there a general name or genre (other than rubbish) for these or any good books to further my pursuit ? Still life? Abstract? Contemplative? Looking for suggestions on where to look.


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Aug 5, 2022 13:25:29   #
gmontjr2350 Loc: Southern NJ
 
I like these very much.
Don't know how to put it into words, but visual impact and a level of abstraction come to mind.


George

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Aug 5, 2022 13:30:39   #
kpsk_sony
 
Except for the b&w ones and maybe the computers, I probably would have taken these as well. Nice eye for color and composition. No rubbish there!

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Aug 5, 2022 13:42:22   #
rlv567 Loc: Philippines
 
repleo wrote:
I find myself being drawn to images where the appeal is more in the colors, textures, shapes, patterns than the actual subject itself. I would like to pursue this style more seriously. Posting some examples of what I am talking about. I know they are not great but I think they show the direction I am trying to head. I really like some of the examples in 'Seeing Fresh - Contemplative Photography' but find the book a bit too cerebral for me.

Is there a general name or genre (other than rubbish) for these or any good books to further my pursuit ? Still life? Abstract? Contemplative? Looking for suggestions on where to look.
I find myself being drawn to images where the appe... (show quote)



Not "rubbish" at all! I like them. And I think you already named it: "Patterns'

Loren - in Beautiful Baguio City

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Aug 5, 2022 14:08:24   #
PoppieJ Loc: North Georgia
 
I have seen all this and more under the broad category abstract. Nice work

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Aug 5, 2022 14:26:31   #
Ava'sPapa Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
I like 'em all. As interesting as they all are, my eye is drawn to the little white speck on the forward triangle in the second photo. Abstract? Whatever it's called, you're good at it.

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Aug 5, 2022 18:00:52   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
I'm curious about a "genre" also, though I don't think these will all fit in the same category. #2 is a graphical type result, though I still can't wrap my head exactly around the definition - even though UHH user Cany143 has attempted to help me

Like the other respondents so far, I enjoyed all of these very much - just as I've enjoyed your photos in the past. Good to see you, Phil! (I took a third break from UHH not long ago)

btw, did you know there's a new black and white section?
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-140-1.html

Will be following this thread with great interest, thanks!

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Aug 5, 2022 19:56:46   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
It's a fine set no matter the genre/genres.

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Aug 5, 2022 23:58:16   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
I'm curious about a "genre" also, though I don't think these will all fit in the same category. #2 is a graphical type result, though I still can't wrap my head exactly around the definition - even though UHH user Cany143 has attempted to help me

Like the other respondents so far, I enjoyed all of these very much - just as I've enjoyed your photos in the past. Good to see you, Phil! (I took a third break from UHH not long ago)

btw, did you know there's a new black and white section?
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-140-1.html

Will be following this thread with great interest, thanks!
I'm curious about a "genre" also, though... (show quote)


Thanks for the welcome back Linda. Unfortunately, Covid and the Omicron surge put a damper on my first love which is travel photography. We were forced to cancel trips to Ireland, London and the Greek Islands (twice) Hopefully we will make it to Ireland next month. I have just recently retired and moved to Cape Cod so I should have more opportunities to get out and start shooting again.

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Aug 6, 2022 07:17:57   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
repleo wrote:
I find myself being drawn to images where the appeal is more in the colors, textures, shapes, patterns than the actual subject itself. I would like to pursue this style more seriously. Posting some examples of what I am talking about. I know they are not great but I think they show the direction I am trying to head. I really like some of the examples in 'Seeing Fresh - Contemplative Photography' but find the book a bit too cerebral for me.

Is there a general name or genre (other than rubbish) for these or any good books to further my pursuit ? Still life? Abstract? Contemplative? Looking for suggestions on where to look.
I find myself being drawn to images where the appe... (show quote)


Maybe abstract.

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Aug 6, 2022 07:58:08   #
mindzye Loc: WV
 
I really like the eye and compositions. IMHO not truly abstract (which I am drawn to), but similar in approach.
Maybe artistic impression-ism? A few of these would fall in the style - category - of photographer Bruce Peterson.
Very interesting architectural/ design/ lighting combinations. Keep up with this. A welcomed change Repleo.
Just goes to show that there are images all around us; it just takes an eye that sees as opposed to one that simply looks.

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Aug 6, 2022 08:04:30   #
mindzye Loc: WV
 
Repleo as a subsequent thought you might enjoy the book "Zen in the Art of Photography" by Robert Leverant. I believe you (as well as others here on UHH) will enjoy and relate to.

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Aug 6, 2022 08:56:08   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
As far as style goes, I’d say abstract and as far as your pursuit, it appears that you’ve already overtaken your quarry!

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Aug 6, 2022 09:13:49   #
GeorgeK Loc: NNJ
 
Engaging images nonetheless.

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Aug 6, 2022 09:27:09   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Wow, Phil. I like these a lot!

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