I have been having some trouble making good photos. I am not sure what is wrong. The light never seems to be right, or the subject is out of focus, or I just can’t make a good composition out of my raw material. Since I have been frustrated with my attempts at photography, I decided to try to play with some bad photos and see if I can make something interesting and abstract out of any of them.
I like the feeling I get when I look at this photo. To me, it has a serene quality. It makes me feel peaceful and calm. The mark in the foreground makes me think of the fluid movement of calligraphy.
This photo was initially an attempt to catch the raindrops falling on bushes in front of our house. It was a big disappointment until I played with it a bit. Now I get an interesting, dynamic feeling. I like the strength and sharpness of the shapes of falling rain.
In contrast to the sharpness I feel in the last photo, this one feels soft and gentle. I think I like this because it looks so familiar to me. This is the way I see landscapes with my own vision as I look out the car window while we are driving. Soft, unfocused green highlighted by points of color. Sometimes I believe that the way I see the world is like a painting by Monet.
This is my favorite. I love the dreamy way it turned out. Of all the photos I have worked on, to me, this looks most like art.
These are my offerings for the day. My true-life photos are not turning out to be pleasing to me, but with some manipulation, I have some pictures that I like. That is good news after my recent photography failures. The whole point of blind photography is to bring my world into focus and to show others what I see. I don’t know whether these photos are good. I only know that they give me good feelings. As a beginner, I am happy with that. I hope that you find at least one of them pleasing. Please leave me a comment with your thoughts.