~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract ~


What a treat! Nature is filled with patterns that echo Abstract Art. Shots I’ve taken, like the one below have languished in my archives. Here’s my chance to feature some images that just don’t fit anywhere else! On a freezing morning walk through dunes, this repetitive pattern caught my fancy.

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Frozen Paw Prints


Winter light on frozen dune sand creates shapes and colors that fit my idea of an exquisite abstract image. Tiny paw prints of dune-mice add a bit of whimsy!


Frosty Dune


Winter storms wash heaps of Bull Kelp ashore. Unless a big tide sweeps them back out into the ocean, they remain stranded on the beach to dry in the wind, sand and sun.

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Bull Kelp Skeleton


There is something compelling in how these two loops of kelp are entwined, with the strewn shreds of torn seaweed still clinging. As with most Abstract Art, what it is and what it means is at the discretion of the viewer.


Kelp Hearts


Close-up shots of lichen and moss provide fascinating impressions, like this small patch on a living tree.

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Red & White Study

Thank you Patti for this opportunity to show some of my “odd-ball” shots!


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

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10 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract ~

  1. I love natural abstracts Lindy and you’ve captured these beautifully! πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

  2. JohnRH says:

    Oooh. Great shots. Love Frozen Paw Prints and Frosty Dune.

  3. Amy says:

    I love how you capture the beautiful patterns, especially the first two. Great selections for this theme, Lindy!

  4. pattimoed says:

    Great idea to focus on nature abstracts. I especially like your frosty dune shot and the red and white study.

  5. Olga says:

    So many interesting abstracts, Lindy. The frosty dune and the kelp skeleton intrigued my eyes. Wonderful post. ❀

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