ABSTRACT SNOWSCAPES - A WINDOW WITH SERENE VIEWS.
Winter in my little corner of France, near Paris, is generally wet, grey and desperately uninspiring.
It's a time for photographing still life images inside and doing digital housekeeping, by which I mean trying to tidy the mess my photo files inevitably get into, as they are stocked on three different devices that rarely synchronise efficiently.
However, as you will have noticed, this year the month of February has been exceptionally cold and snowy, much to my personal delight, if not everyone else's.
To start with, some Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) in the forest.
The barn on a dull day.
The colourful front gate to the courtyard of a village house.
The thing with ICM is that the file, when I open it on my computer in Lightroom, is entirely or almost white. It is by adjusting the contrast, blacks, whites and shadows that sometimes an amazing palette of colours appears ..... the blue and violet areas here are trees.
At a different time of day, beautiful pink and violet tones .....
And these are different versions of a very ordinary new house that was built with the barn .....
I can never be sure of what I have captured with my camera when I go out with the intention of creating abstract images. There are no guarantees and I have sometimes come home with nothing I would want to use on the memory card, but that is just part of the process of creating art and continuing to learn.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these calm contemplative images, as much as I have enjoyed creating them to share with you.
As prints on a wall, they are like a window on to a serene view and you can buy your own little corner of my French countryside by ordering from the Shop.
Thank you for visiting,
Next week it will be time for something completely different and rather dark!
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Welcome to my blog:
My French Country Life.
I'm British born, but moved to France decades ago for love.
My blog is about my photography and my life in the French countryside, near Paris.
I create images that are greatly influenced by art, both past and present, that you can buy in the shop.
I'm happy to discuss comissions.
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