Hello everyone. I have been patiently content to sit back and quiet revel in the wonderul, thoughtful comments and insights this forum as a whole contains; but feel compelled to finally posting a few words after reading todays wonderful essay. By way of introduction, I have been a photographer for 35+ years (longer than my "day" job activities as physicist by far ;-), have appeared in Lenswork a few times, B&W magazine (US and UK versions), ... and am in the group of photographers that care profoundly more about the "image" than the nuts and bolts that create it.
Which leads me to my first post here, prompted by the great essay on color landscapes, and where it may/may-not be headed. I would like to stir the pot a bit with - and open for discussion using - a new (and ongoing) series I call "synesthetic landscapes" (a few links below), which are decidedly in the class of "abstract color landscapes," though with a bit of a twist on the "landscape" part. Synesthesia refers to "crossed senses", as in "tasting" what one sees, and is a very effect, now well documented with MRI scans. I had a visual-color form when I was young, seeing numbers and letters in different hues. More recently, I've started playing with using "color abstractions" to evoke a synesthetic experience of "landscape." So it seemed quite apropos given todays wonderful essay.
Rather than "explain" in words what my new series looks like, for those of you inetrested here a few links. Comments, musings, questions all welcome of course.
Story behind the series:http://tao-of-digital-photography.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-else-thing-is.html
3. A blurb book with a few images:http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3220052