Welcome to a different view: abstract photography
Welcome to the world of abstract photography! Picture this. It’s a beautifully sunny day but a little too windy. There I am, brand new tripod in hand, learning the basics, getting to know this new piece of equipment. Was it a great day of photography? In short, not at all! The sand was blowing everywhere, in my eyes, all over my camera bag, even inside of my camera (it went for a professional clean afterwards!). The wind, so extreme the tripod kept falling, and the glare from the sun made it nearly impossibly to compose a decent shot. Not ideal but persistence was my saving grace.
When I first looked at this shot, I wasn’t at all impressed! That was until someone opened my eyes up to abstract photography; that’s what I had taken here. Looking at the picture in a completely new light and I loved it. A new genre of photography suddenly opening up and presenting all kinds of opportunities that I would soon begin to explore further.