tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:/posts abstractions 2018-06-17T01:13:01Z Gary Sauer-Thompson tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1293178 2018-06-12T01:39:19Z 2018-06-17T01:13:01Z granite abstract #7

Made on  an early morning poodlewalk: 

It was made whilst I was on  my way to a 5x4 photo session further west along  the coast prior to going to the Lake Boga photo camp  for the Mallee Routes project. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1282663 2018-05-12T01:32:20Z 2018-05-12T02:03:13Z sandstone abstraction #1

When I was at American River on Kangaroo Island  recently for a brief holiday I revisited Pennington Bay to make some abstractions of the sandstone cliffs. This is one of a number that I made:  

The photo session  was in the late afternoon and it incorporated a poodlewalk as I  had the 2 standard poodles with me. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1273253 2018-04-16T02:51:43Z 2018-04-16T05:22:57Z orange abstraction

This  abstraction was made on a morning poodlewalk with Kayla along the coastal rocks between  Petrel Cove and  Kings Beach in Waitpinga: 

 It was  made handheld with a digital camera (a Sony a7R 111) in the low light of the early morning. Convenience is a key as this this  is one of those locations  where it would be very difficult  to use a film camera on a tripod.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1266417 2018-03-29T10:08:50Z 2018-04-07T23:23:19Z granite + salt abstraction

This picture was made with the newly acquired  Sony A7r111 digital camera  whilst I was on a poodlewalk to the foot of the Newland Heads in Waitpinga:

These little salt ponds are very ephemeral. They are there one day, gone the next. 

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1243770 2018-02-07T04:19:23Z 2018-02-07T04:44:57Z granite abstraction #6

This abstract was made at Kings Head,  Waitpinga whilst on an afternoon poodlewalk. 

It is basically a scoping study for a b+w film shoot.  

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tag:abstract-photography.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1236934 2018-01-24T00:03:36Z 2018-02-02T00:18:24Z sea abstract #4

Another recent attempt at a sea abstract: 

I am finding making these kind of sea abstractions  a bit hit and miss as the sea is constantly changing  its shape. The waves move very quickly as well. 

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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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