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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Interesting Things Everywhere

One can find interesting things to photograph anywhere!  It is just a matter of seeing. Taking a break from photographing old cars, I took a short walk down what looked like a pretty bland street.  I am by far not the greatest 'see-er' but I happen to be in a creative mood and one thing did catch my eye.

There was an old store that was partially boarded up with plywood sheeting that had been painted white.  The wood was old and the paint was peeling.  Underneath the peeling portions the wood was black and made interesting patterns.  I took a series of shots thinking they would make interesting abstracts, but when I processed the images I couldn't quite draw out of them what I was hoping for. The large expanse of white paint made them look too bland despite the abstract patterns.  Until I tried inverting one of the images......

Wood Abstract