A dancing abstract

Dance - © Christopher Martin-8671

I was looking through my image library for abstracts that I could use for a print series I’m working on and found the image above.  I had photographed a reflection pool from the fourth story of a hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar.  Leaning out of the window and using a longer lens, I was first drawn to the koi swimming in the shallow water.  However, the trees on edge of the courtyard were casting energetic shadows across the gently rippled surface.  I photographed the fish with the shadows for a little while and then dropped the fish altogether.  The patterns of the distorted tree shapes in the water mesmerized me.  I think of dance in the one above.

Koi in Mandalay - © Christopher Martin-8654

9 responses

  1. elmediat

    Wonderful pieces. Very creative interpretation of nature. 🙂

    March 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

  2. I love the color and the dash of realism with the fish in the second one.

    March 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    • Glad you like it Nana. Thanks for visiting and for commenting.

      March 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  3. I really love the first one!

    March 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    • Thanks for coming by Svetlana. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit.

      March 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  4. Muy buenas fotos Christopher, Felicitaciones.

    March 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  5. Wow! I really like these!

    March 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  6. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    March 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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