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March 18, 2012

Pickity Abstracts

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 8:50 pm
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Time is running short to get an entry in for Scott’s current assignment.  I took advantage of our visit to Pickity Place (fabulous food as always!) to look for some natural abstract photos in the gardens that surround the restaurant.  Here’s what I was able to find:



This last photo isn’t abstract at all, but I definitely thought worth sharing.  Dessert from yesterday’s Pickity luncheon:


  1. Oh these are wonderful !

    Comment by Sybil — March 18, 2012 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  2. Good thing you saved the dessert picture for last, because I wouldn’t have been able to scroll past it 😉
    But…where’s mine? You said you were going to share???

    I like the seed pods, and the rock tower thingie.

    Comment by TheDailyClick — March 19, 2012 @ 6:15 am | Reply

    • I imagine your canoli is in the same place as my piece of cheesecake! 😉
      Rock tower thingie – good description! 😉
      Speaking of thingies, did you see Brian’s comment? LOL

      Comment by Karma — March 19, 2012 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

      • My canoli is in the mail?? 😉
        Nope, hadn’t seen his! LOL

        Comment by TheDailyClick — March 19, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

  3. And there was me thinking “pickety” was another new word.. lol… Love the tangle of branches Karen, and the rocks… But, is it just me, or does your desert look.. ummm.. well !!… lol…

    Comment by FS Photography — March 19, 2012 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • No, no, you’re the one who makes up words! 😛 😉
      Leave it to you to see that in my canoli, LOL! Honestly, I did hesitate for a moment at that shot, but that was the only angle I could get the strawberry AND the whipped cream in the shot.

      Comment by Karma — March 19, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

    • Yup, it’s just you with your dirty, dirty little mind! 😉 All I saw was dessert!

      Comment by TheDailyClick — March 19, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  4. My favorite is the bark….and the dessert!

    Comment by Dawn — March 20, 2012 @ 7:12 am | Reply

    • That dessert is causing quite the stir! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — March 20, 2012 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

  5. For me, the first image is the only one that comes close to being abstract. The others are well, too literal…I see a stack of rocks, a pile of seed pods and twisted branches. Abstract photography is about form, color and curves, about making the viewer ask “What IS that?” Some of the subjects you have chosen COULD become abstracts, either by cropping in tighter (like, using only the top portion of the twisted branch image) or playing with color and contrast.

    Okay, okay….taking my photographer’s hat off now… 😉

    Comment by milkayphoto — March 20, 2012 @ 10:56 pm | Reply

    • Everyone is entitled to their opinions.

      Comment by Karma — March 22, 2012 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

      • Ouch. I seem to have offended you. Many apologies… wasn’t my intention as I always thought you were open to learning. Is that no longer the case?

        Comment by milkayphoto — March 22, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

      • No, I’m always open to learning. Reading such stark critism, however, can be difficult to take.

        Comment by Karma — March 22, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

      • I totally understand and I sincerely apologize for being so blunt. My crits are never out of malice. Sometimes I forget that words can hurt. Every challenge you attack, every photo you take, every crit you receive (good or bad) will make you better in the end and I commend your efforts! 🙂

        Comment by milkayphoto — March 24, 2012 @ 7:49 am

      • No worries Tracy. I just looked at abstract in a different way: items in nature forming an abstract design. Bring on the spring time so I can go back to my favorite types of photos! 😉

        Comment by Karma — March 26, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  6. I enjoyed your take on abstractions, Karma. I particularly like the twisted branches. I’m trying to ignore dessert (but that one is hard to ignore — it looks yummy!). Gotta get in shape now that the hot weather is here. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — March 21, 2012 @ 6:48 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Robin – that dessert was just too pretty not to share!

      Comment by Karma — March 22, 2012 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  7. The contrast between the rough-edged, weathered found objects and the silky, elegant dessert is astonishing. I, um, am inclined to agree that the images are literal . . . but who cares? It’s playtime. I like the way everyone bounced off this assignment in a different direction, some people photographing things that were themselves abstractions, others moving the camera like a paintbrush, others using processing to morph the concrete into the symbolic. And now we all get to look at what everyone did and compare notes and get new ideas and go off and play some more . . . but before I go, can I have just a bite of that excellent treat? Please?

    Comment by Gerry — March 22, 2012 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

    • Perhaps the images were literal; I was thinking of abstract in a different way. Items in nature forming an abstract looking design.
      The excellent treat was most excellent and I’m afraid there were no bites left to share! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — March 26, 2012 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  8. That dessert looks amazing! I bet the rest of the meal was equally as enjoyable. I want to go back!

    Comment by Becky Sue — March 22, 2012 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

    • It was lovely as always! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — March 26, 2012 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

  9. […] I love a good tradition.  Karma and a few of her friends meet at a favorite place to have lunch each year.  Even the name sounds abstract, Pickity Place, where she found a few very interesting natural abstracts. […]

    Pingback by Assignment 18 Recap | Views Infinitum — March 28, 2012 @ 6:39 am | Reply

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