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A Female Focus: Behind the Lens

For some, Abstract Photography is an unusual angle on a real-life subject, take Dorothy Faulkner’s photograph of Kimmeridge Shale (2 ) for example. While for others it provides an opportunity to experiment with a specific photographic or camera technique such as taking multiple photos while walking around the subject demonstrated by Christine Thomas’ photograph of a Cyclamen (4) or the long exposure fireworks in Nicky Newlands’ Night of Colour(7). We hope that you enjoy our images that display a range of abstract styles.


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Artworks Top Left To Right:

  1. Carole Brown; Glowball (2019) MK Shopping Centre Christmas decorations. Edited in Lightroom with Topaz glow filter, litebright II DMC-TZ100 ISO640 f8 1/800.
  2. Dorothy Faulkner; Kimmeridge Shale (2018) This image is a closeup shot of the striations and colours evident in a band of oil shale at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset. Here, I liked the contrast between the shale and the coral-like form of the seaweed. Processed in Photoshop. Nikon D90, 18 -105 mm lens, f/36, 0.4 sec, ISO 200.
  3. Jean Rowton; On the Road (2019) An unusual perspective of a car’s wheel, NIKON D5600 1/100 sec. f/5.6 63mm, ISO500.
  4. Christine Thomas; Cyclamen (2018) A pot of cyclamen photographed using the Pep Ventosa technique; taken with a Canon EOS 700D and 50mm lens; multiple shots at different exposures combined in Photoshop.
  5. Nicky Newlands; Contrasting Icebergs (2017) Antarctica Icebergs, cropped square, high contrast, Canon 500D 1/250 sec. f/10 135 mm, ISO 100.
  6. Liz Whitelegg; Remembering a lava lamp (2020) In a darkened room I floated some olive oil on water in a glass bowl and lit the bowl from underneath with coloured light. Canon 700D 1/125 sec. f/2.8 100 mm, ISO 200.
  7. Nicky Newlands; Night of Colour (2019) Fireworks Canon 500D2 sec. f/22 100 mm, ISO800 using a tripod.
  8. Dorothy Faulkner; Ice Forms Triptych (2021) These three images were taken on a Nikon D5500 and 18-105mm lens at f/10, 1/160, ISO 1100. The images have been arranged and processed in Photoshop from various shots of the patterns made in frozen ice pools in February.  
All Images Courtesy of the Artists ©MK_Photography_Divas 2021

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A Female Focus: Behind the Lens

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