Day 55: Abstracts

Abstract Scan

Abstract Scan Blue

Abstract Scan Sepia

I did a fun little project tonight with my scanner. First, I cut out shapes from a magazine, pasted them on a white piece of paper, and drew some black lines. Then, I put the paper on the scanner and pulled it up an down and scooted it around a little to add texture. After, I used Picasa to up the saturation and contrast and change the colors around. Yay!

Day 38: Texture

Fire Hydrant Closeup

Orange Crate Closeup

Yellow Texture

Green Texture

Stained Glass Closeup


A few weeks ago, I focused on taking pictures of Chicago on a large scale, so today I decided to focus on the details and textures of the Loop. I took inspiration for these photos from the beautiful and tactile photography from Sarah Takes Pictures. Although her photos are much more organic in nature than the photos I took today, they helped me think about the beauty that can be seen when looking at an object close-up.