This is my third article in mini-series dedicated to abstract photography.
In the first article, I demonstrated how you can start creating abstract landscapes with ease. In the second installment, I introduced you to the world famous photographers who explored the field of artistic abstraction.
And finally, today is a quick demonstration how I created my latest abstract capture.
When I went to a local park in the middle of November, my initial intention was to take advantage of fast disappearing fall colors. But, when I realized that it was an unusually quiet day without any wind, which is rare for Montreal in late fall, I decided to concentrate on clear and uninterrupted water reflections.
When I walked by empty Lachine marina I spotted almost perfect symmetry formed by the water reflection. I knew right away it was my chance to create something interesting.I took a few bracketed shots on a tripod and was on my way.
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70
Focal Length: 16mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority (A)
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, 1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
In Lightroom, I started with flipping the photo clockwise. I used Rotate Right (CC) functionality.
Next, I used the Crop Tool on Develop Module to make sure the horizon was perfectly vertical (what an irony) and symmetrical.
Last, I used TOOLKIT to boost the contrast and the colors.