Abstract Venice – Orchid

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Travelling across the Laguna from the Lido to St. Marc’s Square. Venice, Italy, October 2016.

In the last month and a half I have travelled a lot. I’ve flown to Europe twice in that time and got stranded in Iceland for a night when the airline made me miss my connecting flight back to the U.S. I’m exhausted. I have of course in that time amassed a large number of photos that I have yet to even look at, never mind process. Although as a general rule I like to travel, I am at this current point glad not be doing so. I need the rest.

Irrespective of my current apathy towards travel, I am however excited about some of the pictures I’ve taken, the ones I’ve looked at so far. It’s been a while since I sat down with my photographs and did something creative with them. While in Italy recently I experimented with double exposure shots on both my iPhone 6S and my Fujifilm X100T. It’s a fun exercise and it can produce some really interesting and exciting results.
The above image was one such double exposure shot whose composition I really liked, but that I felt needed a boost in the manner of Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert. If you aren’t familiar with his work it’s worth looking him up. Bill did a short post about him a while back, click here to take a look.

I admire Gruyaert’s work very much, particularly his use of colour, and because we share a similar philosophy when it comes to photography in that it’s all about shapes and light. It shouldn’t matter what you are taking a picture of, the composition is what’s important.

Enjoy your week, folks!

M

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