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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2012, 09:05:20 PM »

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bill t.

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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2012, 09:50:04 PM »

Can't believe I didn't mention Ted Orland!  Former Ansel Adams assistant gone horribly wrong, and author of "Art and Fear."  We shared a print washer and dryer for many years.

http://www.tedorland.com/panoramas/panorama.html
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012, 09:12:36 AM »

Great thread. Thanks for all these suggestions. I look forward to going through them more carefully as the days grow shorter.

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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 03:06:03 PM »

Again, not quite sure what you're looking for, but you might like to check out the work of the UK based Large Format photographer David Ward:

http://www.into-the-light.com/


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Andrew
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Frank Sirona

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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2012, 05:21:59 PM »

Interesting question, and the answer will strongly depend on what you call an "abstract landscape". Do you mean abandoning the classic foreground-middleground-background sort of composition, with a visible horizon and some sky, in favor of more graphical compositions having a stronger focus on structures and details?

My impression is that recently (means: during the past decades) there is a clear trend in serious landscape photography exactly in this direction, so many if not all of those I would rate todayīs top notch landscape photographers are doing exactly what I would call "abstract landscapes". Although one would have to admit that this style goes back at least to Ansel Adams, who (besides his classically composed shots) created quite a number of such abstract images. In fact, this does not come as a surprise because, by its very nature, black-and-white photography perfectly lends itself for an abstract way of seeing (actually, when you buy a roll of b/w film, you already have paid for abstract results).

Examples? You might like:

- Michael Kenna (b/w)
- Eliot Porter (whom you might call the granddaddy of color landscape photography)
- Christopher Burkett (color)
- Charles Cramer (color)

And in case youīre prepared and donīt mind some shameless self-promotion here, you might also want to have a look at

- Frank Sirona (color)

which is me, so of course I canīt claim that the latter is doing *amazing* landscapes, which is what you were asking for. But what I can claim is that Iīm doing landscapes, and that the idea of abstraction plays an important role for me.

Finally, in addition to the highly valued David Ward who was already mentioned by another poster, his british friend and colleague Joe Cornish does a lot of - now again amazing - abstract landscapes. Unfortunately, the current version of Joeīs website does not do justice to the quality of his work. But there is a book I can recommend without restrictions: Joeīs "First Light", full of absolutely outstanding landscape photographs, together with the authorīs thoughts that are highly worth reading.
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2012, 08:05:24 AM »

I've long been an admirer of Simon Nicholas White.
If textures float your boat, then you need look no further!
http://www.simonnicholaswhite.com/archivegallery/gallery-simonnic.html
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2012, 03:47:05 AM »

John Paul Caponigro has unique and very elegant take on abstract landscape.
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2012, 04:46:59 PM »

And in case youīre prepared and donīt mind some shameless self-promotion here, you might also want to have a look at

- Frank Sirona (color)

which is me, so of course I canīt claim that the latter is doing *amazing* landscapes, which is what you were asking for. But what I can claim is that Iīm doing landscapes, and that the idea of abstraction plays an important role for me.

Frank: checked out the website. The canyons series is great. Flame of Stone was the perfect way to open it for me. Definitely a hit in my book.

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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2012, 08:55:37 AM »

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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2012, 08:29:33 AM »

Freeman Patterson

Andre Gallant

Not sure if anyone mentioned Tony Sweet.
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2012, 07:11:23 PM »

Frank: checked out the website. The canyons series is great. Flame of Stone was the perfect way to open it for me. Definitely a hit in my book.

James: Great to hear that you liked it - thanks for your feedback!

Best,

Frank
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2012, 08:33:42 PM »

Art Wolfe has some with a variety of abstract themes:
-looks like a painting
-looks like a pattern
-looks like a fractal

http://prints.artwolfe.com/#s=5&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&p=1&a=3&at=0
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2012, 04:57:24 AM »

John Paul Caponigro has unique and very elegant take on abstract landscape.

Hey i am impressed with the photography. Saw the site. Really cool pics! I would like to contact the person How can i get his email id?

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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2012, 08:53:44 AM »

Hey i am impressed with the photography. Saw the site. Really cool pics! I would like to contact the person How can i get his email id?

How about by using the contact page on the web site? http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/about/contact.php - it took me all of 2 seconds to find the info.  ;)
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Re: Abstract landscapes
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2012, 01:50:07 PM »

How about by using the contact page on the web site?

WAY too easy. Thatīs for those who donīt seek the challenge.
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Re: Abstract landscapes
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