Colorful Abstract Series
Natural abstract art is unique and different according to changing weather conditions. In the fall when the leaves change colors, I look forward to photographing these colorful mosaic pattern nature abstracts.
Clear sparking water and wind mixes the reflection of fall foliage and creates a beautiful frosted glass effect. I never know what to expect, the colors and designs vary from day to day, and year to year.
Brilliant colors of fall foliage reflecting on the surface of the water create an interesting natural abstract pattern. When the wind blows, colors and patterns change making each of these abstracts beautiful and unique.
Watch for Patterns
Colorful waves of blue, green, and yellow come together in a beautiful natural flowing pattern. This image gives me a great sense of calm, just like the day I photographed it while relaxing by our pond.
This reflection of bright aspen trees on fresh water against a beautiful blue sky was photographed in spring instead of fall.
Some of these abstract photographs can be mixed and matched because the colors are similar, but no two are ever exactly alike. Much of the fun for me is inventing fruitful names for them, I call this one “Coral Confetti”.
Experimenting with Ideas
Here are a few ideas for making your own abstracts. Look for colorful reflections on any shiny surface, especially water. Watch for emerging patterns depending upon weather and time of day. Experiment, try manual and auto focus, as well as varying shutter speeds. Zoom in close on colors and patterns to isolate a variety of colors with minimal distractions.
If you have trouble seeing something interesting, consider creating a point of interest yourself. For this image I used a fast shutter speed while tossing a pebble in the water.
The possibilities for creating colorful abstract art is endless. It’s fairly easy to do once you teach yourself to see unique photo opportunities. You might even consider photographing abstracts that are more recognizable, like this colorful tree reflection.
I hope you were inspired by theses colorful images. I look forward to seeing you create some wonderful and unique natural designs of your own!
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Walk softly, let nature be your guide…
Fine Art Photographer