The Abstract Earth

August 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Long before I ever picked up a camera to shoot a baseball game, or looked through the pages of Sports Illustrated, I was a subscriber to National Geographic and a wonderful magazine called Arizona Highways (both thanks to my Auntie Fran who gifted both to me). 

Hot Spring, Yellowstone National ParkHot Spring, Yellowstone National Park Copper Tailings, Clarkdale, ArizonaCopper Tailings, Clarkdale, Arizona

Through those magazines and through an appreciation of iconic nature and landscape photographers like Ansel Adams (USA) and Freeman Patterson (Canada), as well as university degrees in physical geography and geology, I have gained an appreciation and understanding of the diverse physical features found in the world, an appreciation that is reflected in many of my images.

Hot Spring, Yellowstone National ParkHot Spring, Yellowstone National ParkNOTE: Due to the panoramic crop on this photo, please note the finished dimensions noted in the price list are approximate. Please contact me for details on the sizing and format of this photo if you are interested in it.

I truly believe that the difference between a "nice" photo and a truly great photo, is first, seeing what everybody sees, but then having the ability to see what others do not. With this in mind, I try to look for the "detail" in a scene, or else concentrate on other aspects such as dramatic color, texture, composition or lighting. The right combination of these factors, result, I hope, in images that provide unique and unusual perspectives on otherwise ordinary subjects.

Sand Ripples, Sauble Beach, OntarioSand Ripples, Sauble Beach, Ontario Sunrise, Grand CanyonSunrise, Grand Canyon

This is the focus of this collection of images, "The Abstract Earth"...picking out the abstract from the ordinary, focusing on geologic or geographic detail, looking for juxtapositions of shapes, features or elements (earth, water, sky), emphasizing textures or colours.

The Great Salt Lake, UtahThe Great Salt Lake, UtahNOTE: Due to the panoramic crop on this photo, please note the finished dimensions noted in the price list are approximate. Please contact me for details on the sizing and format of this photo if you are interested in it.

The earth around us is much more than the scenes we see from highway rest stops, canyon overlooks, or park trails.

Look closely and you will be amazed!

Sizes and prices shown for each image in the gallery are my standard formats and pricing. Prints larger than 13 x 19" are available, as are canvas wraps and other options. Please contact me directly for details on these if interested (cstewart@cjscons.com)


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