Scott Davenport Photography
Photography - Education - Fun

Blog

Learn

Grow your composition skills and camera technique with In The Field videos. Watch In Post videos for processing tips and tricks. Also check out ON1 Photo RAWLightroom and Plotagraph learning centers.

Experience

Join me on a workshop and improve your craft. Fall 2018 workshops are posted now. Join my mailing list and be the first to know when new workshops are announced.

Share

Follow me on social media and share your work. I'd like to see what your lens sees.

 

Ocean Abstracts

Crashing Wave

Gentle Crest

I've been shooting at the ocean a lot in the last few weeks. When I head out to make photos, I'm in the zone of framing the grand landscape shot. Something that conveys the scope and space of the location. Foreground, middle-ground, background. And there's nothing wrong with that. I know I'll continue to make landscape photos and have a blast doing it.

However, on my last visit, I took more abstract images, too. Maybe not quite abstract - it's obvious these are photos of the ocean. The shapes are abstract. And the composition is certainly simplified. The two above are some I finished editing this week. I find these two photos calming, each in their own way. 

As I think back to when I took the photos, I'm not certain what possessed me to try this out ... but I'm intrigued. Partially because I don't know why I did what I did, and partially because I like the results. This is a pool of thought I need to swim in for a while.

If any of you create abstract photos, I'd appreciate your thoughts and advice. This is new territory for me.