More Abstracts: Favorite Photos #22, 2011-2013 by Jeff Lindsay
Abstracts: Sometimes there's something interesting in the textures and geometry of a scene, including details beyond the scene itself. But why pursue abstracts? As my dear mother told me on my first day of school, it is in decontextualizing the core while decoring the context that we escape--ab initio--the preconditioning of dialectical hermeneutics to fully rediscover what cannot be discovered through cognition alone. It didn't make any sense then either, but I hope you'll think about it. I think it means you should make sure the lens cover off before you take too many photos. Anyway, here are some of my abstracts from 2011-2012.
Ice on my car, a February scene in Wisconsin.
A wall and window in Barcelona, Spain, 2008.
A metallic-looking plant in front of hotel or restaurant in Barcelona, Spain, 2008. Top view.
Standpipe for a firehose on a sidewalk in downtown Chicago. March 2011.
Cable and cable locks in St. Louis's largest park, June 2010.
Bark and remnants of a poster on a plane tree in Nanjing, China, March 2012.
The 203 Effect: Mysterious stairs on a tank in Boise, Idaho. Note the shadows: which way do these go?
In Philadelphia, looking up at a historic courthouse.
Stairs or shadowns thereof, on the back of the Outagamie County Museum in Appleton, Wisconsn. Around 2005, I think.
Workshop at a small hydraulic power plant in Appleton, Wisconsn.
Landscape of farmland near Appleton, Wisconsn, as viewed from an airplane.
Strangely colored rocks on the west shore of New Zealand's South Island, a little north from the Fox Glacier.
More stone on the western shore of New Zealand.
Patterns in the waves of the South Pacific, as viewed from the Interislander Ferry that took us and our car from Wellington on the North Island to Picton on the South Island, one of the most beautiful boat rides I've been on. Luscious shorelines! But the waves were fun, too.
More ocean patterns.
Enough waves already!
Oh, right, I liked this one, too. Now that's it.
In Wellington, New Zealand, while waiting to board the ferry, I noticed some rocks along the shore with interesting little barnacles or something and something that looked like lichens.
Dead fern leaves in the shadows in a forest of New Zealand's North Island, Feb. 2013.
"Hi" from someone in Melbourne, Australia. Paint on a window shop. May 2013.