rock pools

Before we returned to to Adelaide from Victor Harbor Ari and I walked amongst the rocks just east of the road to Kings Beach. I was wanting to do more sea abstracts. I recalled that there was an area of the coast with a small stream from the hills flowing through the rock to the sea and that the rock pools had some strange colours.

The pools looked weird and strange. Were they were conducive to being photographed in the late afternoon?

pool abstract

How would the rock pools photograph as abstractions from nature? What kind of abstractions would emerge? I’d been glancing through Lyle Rexer’s The Edge of Vision:The Rise of Abstraction in Photography–it’s the first book in English to document and contextualize this canon.

Though some of the pictures are formal rather than abstract, and are concerned withe the medium of photograpahy I’ve been impressed by the diversity of the work.

0 Replies to “rock pools”

  1. Thanks for the heads up aout The Edge of Vision Gary. Rockpools, a fascinating subjects that is every changing. I particularly like how you are including the higher tones in the reflections as part of the composition rather than trying to avoid them.

  2. John, it’s a fascinating book–I’m slowly working my way through it. There is a lot of interesting material–visual and text— in it. I do find rockpools hard –especially those higher tones.

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