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This year i have concentrated on trying to move into more abstract images. often they have been so abstract and digitally manipulated that no one has been able to work out what image was beneath all the layers. It has been fun. I have enjoyed every minute. I have begun to feel a little afraid that I might be doing so much of this stuff that i am leaving actually taking photographs behind.
An example of this style would be this image.......
........ which is actually a detail of copper plates from the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff bay.
I think I have come across a way to keep the best of both worlds. I have recently ( i.e. this week ! ) started to try to develop a style that still allows me to be very creative and yet still allows me to continue to take and use perfectly normal images. The idea is to use the more abstract digital art style as a way to provide frames for the more traditional images. Here are a few examples.
I REALLY would welcome people's comments about this change in style and focus. Does it work ? Am I fooling myself ? Is it a viable route forward ?
Please let me have your opinions.