Abstraction aka Attack of the Meh

Is it really so difficult to do abstract photography? I mean, on the one hand, it seems like it should be really easy but then…go ahead and try it, I dare you. For some reason, it never seems like I like my abstracts. Now, don’t get me wrong. I look at a lot of abstract art and some of mine are not all bad but…I can’t help but think they just don’t stack up. I think part of the difficulty in doing abstracts are that, since there is nothing “real” in there, you have a hard time knowing if you got what you want. At least for me anyway, they seem harder for people who can’t make up their minds to do. Well, that’s a good theory and I’m sticking with it even if it’s not totally accurate.

I think it’s also harder, much harder, to get better at doing abstracts. At least to me anyway, it seems like it’s a lot harder to learn how to get better, to improve at them. They make you feel like you are stuck in neutral somehow. Like you aren’t all that stranded but you would just really love a hill or maybe a good tail wind to give you that one more little push….Ah, who am I kidding? Working in abstract it can fell a whole lot like “attack of the meh” if you know what I mean. It’s hard to get spectacular but all too easy to get sort of mediocre and mediocre just keeps coming.

Meh…Meh….MEH…..FREAKING MEH. I hate you MEH. There I said it. Abstracts, if I didn’t love you so much, damn, I’d hate you.

Until next time…

PS This from the iPhone weather series. There was a cold front moving in and I used my fingers. I hope you like it.

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