tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:/posts abstractions 2018-01-02T05:26:02Z Gary Sauer-Thompson tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1224963 2018-01-02T05:26:02Z 2018-01-02T05:26:02Z granite abstract #5

Made on an early morning poodlewalk with Kayla 

These rocks are just around the corner from Petrel Cove. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1223373 2017-12-28T23:18:52Z 2017-12-30T00:28:55Z bark abstract #2

Made from the bark of eucalyptus trees in the reserve across the road from the studio: 

It is in a similar location to this previous  bark abstraction image.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1221866 2017-12-25T23:58:07Z 2017-12-26T00:06:20Z dark granite

This picture was made whilst I was on a recent  poodlewalk with Maleko along the coast rocks near Kings Beach Rd. It was towards the end of the walk and I was in a hurry. 

 It was in the late afternoon. The weather was changing. A sou-westerly wind had up, the clouds became darker, the light lessened,  and I could sense rain. So we quickly made our way back to the Subaru Forester, that was parked at the bottom of Kings Beach Rd.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1212942 2017-12-08T00:06:41Z 2017-12-18T00:02:12Z bark abstraction

This abstraction of the bark of a eucalyptus tree was made whilst we were on the way to the beach at Encounter Bay in Victor Harbor:  

The bark is in the reserve opposite Encounter Studio. We have planted most of the trees in the reserve over the years.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1207418 2017-11-24T00:07:14Z 2017-11-24T00:33:33Z wavy rock abstraction

This picture was made whilst on an early morning  poodlewalk with Kayla:

It is  amongst series of rocks that mark the end of Dep's Beach. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1206138 2017-11-19T06:02:10Z 2017-11-19T06:02:33Z white abstract

Made on an early morning  poodlewalk with Kayla:

It was low tide so access to these distorted granite rock forms  was possible.   

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1201055 2017-10-26T09:12:44Z 2017-10-26T09:14:56Z sea abstract #3

More experimentation re sea abstractions:

Made on an afternoon poodlewalk with Maleko. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1200018 2017-10-22T05:08:52Z 2017-10-22T05:08:53Z granite abstract #4

A scoping study made on a poodlewalk with Maleko:

The next step is film camera--Linhof Technika 70--- a tripod and Kodak Portra film. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1199576 2017-10-19T22:44:05Z 2017-10-19T22:44:06Z quartz + granite abstract

Made on an afternoon poodlewalk with Kayla and Maleko


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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1198496 2017-10-16T00:21:33Z 2017-10-16T00:21:33Z lines

This was made near Petrel Cove  whilst on a poodlewalk. 

The location was near these images and next to this one. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1197169 2017-10-10T00:27:54Z 2017-10-10T00:27:54Z lichen + quartz abstract

Made on an afternoon  poodlewalk with Kayla and Maleko:

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1195820 2017-10-04T01:36:58Z 2017-10-10T00:33:21Z sea abstract #2

This picture is from another go in this experimental series:

It is from a different location along the coast than the location for the earlier sea abstract.  It is  much safer from the  force of the frequent rogue waves. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1195237 2017-10-01T22:03:16Z 2017-10-01T22:12:21Z granite column

This abstraction was made on a recent poodlewalk along the coast of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, just  west of Dep's Beach 

I was scoping for a film shoot. This one is accessible at low tide  and I am able to  use a tripod.

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1195051 2017-10-01T01:22:52Z 2017-10-04T01:46:51Z salt abstract

This was made on a poodlewalk  yesterday with Heather Petty, and Kayla and Maleko:

Heather, who is a Nikon DSLR photographer,  had a  new Sony premium compact camera with her,  which she was trying out before  she started to use it for her underwater  photography.  It was a Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100V --with a fixed lens I think. It is compact in the sense that Heather could put the camera in her  pocket.  

The Sony DSC RX100V's   point and shoot characteristic makes it ideal for underwater photography.

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1194695 2017-09-28T23:50:52Z 2017-09-29T01:35:32Z sea abstraction #1

Experimenting:

But I'm not sure at this stage. 

The sea is the darker side of the coastal environment.  It is dangerous. So the images need to be darker. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1191570 2017-09-16T05:05:45Z 2017-09-16T05:06:31Z yellow abstract

It was raining and the granite was wet

Made on a late afternoon   poodlewalk with Kayla and Maleko

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1191073 2017-09-14T01:10:40Z 2017-09-14T01:12:48Z yellow granite abstract #3

Another abstraction made just before the early spring storms:

The rock  is granite and the location near Petrel Cove is difficult to get to and dangerous because of the surging waves.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1189705 2017-09-08T10:50:34Z 2017-10-14T05:46:31Z granite abstract #2

I  scoped this just before the stormy weather from the south west swept in: 

I tried to get back to the site  for most of the week,  but the high tide,  and the large wave surges prevented access. It was too dangerous.  I finally managed to reshoot it with a  medium format camera this morning.

Maybe a 5x4 reshoot in black and white next?

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1187689 2017-08-31T01:00:05Z 2017-08-31T01:00:05Z granite abstract--Rosetta Head

This was made on one of the last poodle walks with Ari along Jetty Rd,  which runs along the side of Rosetta Head to a jetty at the northern foot of Rosetta Head.

It was raining at the time  and I have been meaning to returning to reshoot it with my film cameras. But there has been no rain since.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1187015 2017-08-28T09:03:35Z 2017-08-28T09:19:06Z rain

A late afternoon storm 

We got back to the car just before the rain came in.

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1186790 2017-08-27T02:20:34Z 2017-08-27T02:22:11Z foam

 One stormy morning along the coast:

The seas were very rough. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1184006 2017-08-16T00:07:19Z 2017-08-18T06:05:31Z bark

The bark of an eucalyptus  in the late afternoon light. 

This tree is on Solway Crescent and I pass it each time I wander down to the beach at  Encounter Bay on a poodle walk. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1180930 2017-08-06T02:27:13Z 2017-08-06T08:33:25Z quartz + granite

Made on a recent poodle walk near  Kings Head, Waitpinga, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The problem with this is  that I cannot recall where this quartz is exactly. So I cannot re-photograph it with a film camera.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1165034 2017-06-18T10:18:45Z 2017-06-18T10:23:54Z container abstract

This is from the 2013 archives.  I was still living in Adelaide. then and the photo  was made around the time of the Clipsal 500 car race at Easter.  

It was  hand held in low light whilst I was on an afternoon  poodlewalk.  A Different versions of this appeared in my abstract photography book, published by Moon Arrow Press in 2016. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1142733 2017-03-30T23:00:51Z 2017-03-30T23:08:43Z rock abstraction, Queenstown.

From the archives.  

This abstraction of a rock face was  made in 2010 in Queenstown, Tasmania.  

I'm currently  going through my  film archives.

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1119807 2017-01-02T02:01:23Z 2017-01-02T02:10:27Z Granite abstraction

I continue to plug away on the coastal abstractions whilst I am on my morning and evening poodle walks.   

Plug away because I am not sure what I am going to do with this body of work.

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1081028 2016-08-14T01:33:05Z 2016-08-14T01:33:05Z quartz abstraction

A quartz   abstraction made whilst on a poodlewalk  along the coastal rocks west of Rosetta Head:

The location is a set of on the western edge of Dep's Beach. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1015043 2016-03-17T01:23:59Z 2016-03-19T06:32:45Z rock abstract --archives

From the archives: an abstract  that would have been made around 2001-2, before there was the ocean of  digital images in social media where people  consume  and discard images so rapidly.  Before the emergence of our image-heavy world,  where it is  no longer  enough to simply ‘make a photograph'. Photography now needs  some concepts or ideas.    

This looks back  to that time, when as  argued by photo historians such as  Lyle Rexer and Carol Squires something happened to photography in the 1960s/1970s that made it impossible to look at art photographs  in the traditional way. What shifted with this event,  it is argued,   was the emergence of an assumption that photography never did simply open a window on the world. Photography  as a window on the world was the  traditional view of photography, but there  had also been artists who had been experimenting with and redrawing the boundaries of traditional photography for decades. 

That event was conceptual art, the movement that saw a gravitation toward language-based art, a lo-fi aesthetic   and an understanding of  art as primarily a way of exploring ideas--then  anti-commodification, social and/or political critique, and ideas/information as medium  Although it often yielded nothing more than ephemeral events or experiments, its impact is all over the art world. Conceptual art introduced to the art world various types of photography that had been excluded or ignored, while calling attention to the fact that even photographs that seemed straightforward often demanded a second look. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1005025 2016-03-01T23:44:42Z 2016-03-02T00:03:28Z mud abstraction

This was made whilst on a poodle walk  at the Coorong in South Australia 

I was there scoping for a photoshoot. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/898290 2015-08-27T12:56:36Z 2015-08-27T13:06:18Z bark abstract #1

a collection of bark in the reserve across the road from Encounter Studio

This was the start of a number of studies that lead to an exhibition of abstractions at the Light Gallery in Adelaide during the 2015 SALA Festival 

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