Dendrochronological Mayhem

Discussion in 'Abstract/Macro/Still Life/Digital Art' started by AlanLichty, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. AlanLichty

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    I am a photographer with a serious side hobby in woodworking and am endlessly fascinated by the patterns displayed in wood grain. This from an occasion where I was wandering along a beach on the Oregon coast near Cape Blanco and saw a captureworthy scene in one of the large pieces of driftwood in the sand.


    C&C always welcome.
     
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    This is very cool Alan! Very interesting patterns.

    What came to me, is a photo like this might be fun in Let's Play with the idea to see how crazy people could get with it. Adding colors, or contrast, etc. I like what you did here, but I think a photo like this could be taken a 100 different ways with it being an Abstract.
     
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    I have more of these :)
     
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    That's an amazing example of wood grain run amuck. This would be a great Lets play subject.
     
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    Interesting wood grain! I keep a spray bottle in my truck for things like this. I spray it down and let it soak in so there are no water droplets. It helps bring out the grain and adds saturation.
     
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    That’s a great idea Kurt! I often do the same with dried out rocks next to water subjects, though I normally just splash water on the rocks with my hand. But a spray bottle would work much better.
     
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    This all seems quaint - just go out and shoot it on a rainy day. :)
     
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    Very nice. I too look for patterns in wood when I'm out. In fact, I have a whole sub-collection I call stump art.
     
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