Re-living the Past #25 – My First Abstract Photos

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Abstracts

I started thinking about photographing abstractly (if that’s the word) way back in the old film days. Digital cameras have made that pursuit even easier as I can take a lot of photos until I get what I want. In the last five or so years, I have become to enjoy playing around a lot more with the effects and manipulations using photo software. I use Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2023

These photos were posted in 2018 and filed under abstracts. All of the photos haven’t been altered. You can see what I saw.

From some other place

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Out of This #World

So much of what I see and find could be out of this world. What do you think?

Here is a quick selection.

Some flowers have another world feel to them like this Lilli Pilli flower.

Reflections on water give the ordinary something else

or give a ghostly image

The insect world always is otherworldly

A hatching Cicada is even stranger that the cicada or shell it leaves behind

Caterpillars are so weird as they munch their way through their short lives. This caterpillar one day will be a beautiful Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly

A tiny Jewel Spider is one of the most amazing looking spiders on my place. It is around 10-15mm

Another jewel, the beauty of the Common Crow Butterfly chrysalis

The amazing structure and colours of Dragonflies lovely to see zooming about but up close they are so different

Of course fungi are the most strange and out of this world plants I could have done a whole post just on fungi. Finger Fungi are the most weird

Truly out of this world

Congratulations, you have just scrolled through the bushboys world post number 5,000!!!

This made me look at my stats which I haven’t for ages. Thank you to the 2,330 people who follow my blog, I didn’t realise there were that many but we know that the number of real bloggers and people is much less.


From 2014 with 4,372 views, 77 likes and 25 comments to 2022 with 74,645 views, 45,687 likes and 19,953 comments

For those who may want to go back in time, here is post number one. I don’t know why the stats for 2012 & 2013 aren’t there maybe there’s a ten year limit on stats??
https://bushboy.blog/2012/03/12/the-start-again/