Enchanted Pavement--My mind sees backlit castles and a starry sky. It is an image of water stains on pavement. I made a painting of this image, as well as many of my other images, and that process always reminds me of the advantages of simply finding your material as is versus the supposed freedom of creating whatever you want.
Pastel Landscape-- Stone tile.
Scratches, stains and rust on a dumpster.
Pattern on the dented surface of an old pickup truck.
Detail on the surface of a large granite rock. I really think that once you start looking for landscapes in random pattern you can find them everywhere. It's kind of the same thing as seeing faces in things, which we are all also capable of.
Scratches and stains on a dumpster.
This was taken with early in the morning just before dawn. During the 8 second exposure I walked to my left across as I photographed my front yard and my single birch tree became a small grove of trees. This was an early experiment with a little Sony RX100 when I seemed to have no rules at all to follow. It was an exciting time (June 2017). Just before I started seeing abstracts.
Intense rust on a brake pad will definitely show vivid when you adjust the color levels in software.
Tire marks and stains on a concrete curb. One might not think of this image as a “street photo” but the image happens to be a photo of a street! This is a photo of a concrete curb where it meets an asphalt road. The storm clouds are tire marks on concrete, the other dark values at the bottom of the image were caused by staining from water runoff.
Inside an empty trash dumpster.
Pattern on the surface of an old pickup truck. The auto service station near our house maintains a vintage pick-up truck. This is just a few doors down from the Sushi restaurant where I took Smoking Heart. Metallic Landscape was featured in a juried art show. One of my close friends took one look at the image and said that he felt as if he was in Scotland.