Like most photographers, I look for subjects  that will allow me to create “interesting” images.  As such, I find that abstract constructs offer unique opportunities to  practice balancing light, shadow, form, & color in a creative way.     But, I’ve gotta admit…one persons “creative” abstract is another person’s example of a really shitty photo. 😳

Hard Shadow Study #2, ©2019 Reginald Foster

So, let’s just say, like many things…abstracts are subjective.  My approach is to shoot what appeals to me and let the chips (o.p.o.*) fall where they may.  The subject at hand initially appealed to my love of stark light and deep shadows.  A minute later I realized that the structure also had fascinating textures varying from soft to hard.   Ya know, sometimes focusing on a subject and shooting it from various vantage points is really gratifying.  Of course you do.  This was one of those times. 

Hard Shadow Study #3, ©2019 Reginald Foster

Is the outcome interesting?  Sure… to me.  Is it a successfully executed creative exercise?  I’ll let you be the judge. 

Please, check out the images and leave a comment to let me know where your chips fell.  

Hard Shadow Study #4, ©2019 Reginald Foster


Hard Shadow Study #5, ©2019 Reginald Foster


Hard Shadow Study #6, ©2019 Reginald Foster

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*o.p.o. = Other Peoples Opinions

Equipment Used: 

  • Leica M10
  • Leica 50 1.4 ASPH

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