33 Amazing Abstract Images - Digital Photography School

33 Amazing Abstract Images

Opportunities for Abstract images are all around you. Here’s 31 examples to give you a little inspiration.

Curvy II

green walls of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, that is)

feliu ventura:no se què sent

Orange juice :)

Paris patterns

Red roof / fake color

morse code

Sing It Back

fifty fifty

blip blip blip

a simple bench

rpm 002

Oil and Water - 207/365

Lines and curves

Green, orange and yellow

dreamcicle

...in vein

wormhole

Orange Depths

More than the number of gods

Coral abstract

The Darkness Staring

An omnipresent path for blind people

Hiromi Masuda: Let's play the Glass 2

don´t forget the butter!

Brushed Metal

Blue abstract

spokes

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  • http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/ Mridula

    Amazing mine is not even a patch but here are some patterns from the desert.

    http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/2012/02/sand-dune-patterns-jaisalmer.html

  • http://www.wildlifeencounters.eu/ steve slater
  • http://www.vs-us.com Darren Franye

    These are incredible! I love seeing the world through a photographers eyes!

  • http://www.kerstenbeck.com Erik Kerstenbeck

    Hi

    Love these images and great article – here is one which I call “Here’s Looking at You, Kid”

    Scanning Electrn Microscopy Photo (mine) of a Mosquitoe

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1096&action=edit

  • http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com Jeff E Jensen
  • http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com Jeff E Jensen

    Hey Eric – your link didn’t work for me.

    We had the opportunity to go to an open house at the University of Utah last week and my son was able to play with their SEM and look at a spider. Really cool stuff.

  • raghavendra

    I always have craze for abstract images.
    Thought of adding life to it.
    Here’s mine abstract images in our daily life

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/2012/03/abstract-images-in-daily-life.html

  • Derek Scott
  • http://www.earthandsky.eu k

    Wow, great photos, my favourite is the first one and the last one. I have got a lot of inspiration from this article!

  • http://jimhuntphoto.com jim

    Crazy good stuff.

  • http://louisdallaraphotography.com louis dallara

    Great work, very inspiring, I now want to do abstracts.

  • Scottc

    A wonderful collection of photos.

    Abstracts are a style I’ve only tried a few times.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5581526989/

  • juan

    Sweeeett!!

  • http://jasoncollinphotography.com Jason St. Petersburg Photographer

    A great collection of abstracts in this post with lots of variety in the shot subject matter as well. It has given me ideas for the next time I have a bit of time to go out and do some personal shooting.

    My recent abstract work was using abstract bokeh:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2011/8/23/photography-tip-shoot-abstract-bokeh.html

  • http://www.marcusdavisphotography.blogspot.com Marcus Davis

    I love the last picture with what looks like paint being splashed! I can’t wait to try to abstract pictures of my own this weekend.

  • http://www.pixilstudio.com bryan

    inspiring shots i like the drop the best

  • MeiTeng

    My favourite is the last one.

  • http://www.Yucelphoto.com Yucel

    Lots of great ones… I love how image one, as I am scrolling into image two creates its own abstract effect.

    Try it!

  • http://www.sjctphotography.blogspot.com/ SJCT
  • http://www.kenaynes.com Ken Aynes

    Outstanding and inspiring! Thanks to all for sharing!

    Here are some of mine: http://www.kenaynes.com/p14950558

  • http://www.memoriesandcolors.com May

    Beautiful and very inspiring!

  • Debbie Salvesen

    These images are FABULOUS!!! How do I find out what the settings were, what the objects were, and what conditions these were taken? I would love to try to experiment to see if I could get some images like these. Did you enhance any of them in Photoshop or some similar program? If you did, which one (and version) did you use?

  • Boye

    Simply fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  • coreen

    I would like to know if you are going to do any tip and tricks for LR3 and 4. Would really love to see some. For beginners that is.
    Thaks

  • rhys

    What defines an image as abstract or what makes it so called?

  • http://hennis.tumblr.com Thieme Hennis

    beautiful pictures. I stumbled upon this Swiss company that makes pictures of tiny things with great resolution. Have a look, it is amazing stuff: http://www.ikelos.ch/bilddatenbank

  • http://mauriciofotodigital.blogspot.com/ Morris

    Incredible Images indeed, I wish to get up to those levels. I leave one piece of my work just to have any comment about. http://mauriciofotodigital.blogspot.com/2011/03/cortezaacorcecrust.html

  • Bikram

    Great images, but a little description on what, where and how would have been great to with them, esp for learners like myself that want to try those shots.

    Keep it up

  • http://photographystopstime.com Joel brenner

    I don’t get the purpose of these abstract images; sure some are need to look at but few tell a story or hold any meaning; many look like pictures of other peoples artwork or drawings. I guess I just have a greater appreciation for a photo that conveys a message, feeling, or memory. Besides being screensavers or desktop backrounds, I wouldn’t have a use for any of these.

  • http://PicasaWebAlbumsSTA60029 NIKKI BAYER

    Taken at Seattle Library STA60029[

  • Elaine

    Amazing. I have a long term project where I take photos of “Multiples” and one day I hope to publish a photobook to display the best. Some of these images are inspiring. I enjoy looking at them and be drawn into them.

  • http://www.rumataphoto.com Ivan Cabrera

    Wow, I loved all of these, they are magnificent.

    I try to do this kind of work my self.

  • LikeBreathing

    Some great images here, these have given me a few ideas to further my abstract photography projects: http://likebreathing.com/escapee/

Some older comments

  • Ivan Cabrera

    January 6, 2013 01:27 am

    Wow, I loved all of these, they are magnificent.

    I try to do this kind of work my self.

  • Elaine

    March 20, 2012 05:36 pm

    Amazing. I have a long term project where I take photos of "Multiples" and one day I hope to publish a photobook to display the best. Some of these images are inspiring. I enjoy looking at them and be drawn into them.

  • NIKKI BAYER

    March 18, 2012 01:52 am

    Taken at Seattle Library STA60029[

  • Joel brenner

    March 17, 2012 11:03 am

    I don't get the purpose of these abstract images; sure some are need to look at but few tell a story or hold any meaning; many look like pictures of other peoples artwork or drawings. I guess I just have a greater appreciation for a photo that conveys a message, feeling, or memory. Besides being screensavers or desktop backrounds, I wouldn't have a use for any of these.

  • Bikram

    March 17, 2012 07:52 am

    Great images, but a little description on what, where and how would have been great to with them, esp for learners like myself that want to try those shots.

    Keep it up

  • Morris

    March 17, 2012 01:49 am

    Incredible Images indeed, I wish to get up to those levels. I leave one piece of my work just to have any comment about. http://mauriciofotodigital.blogspot.com/2011/03/cortezaacorcecrust.html

  • Thieme Hennis

    March 17, 2012 01:30 am

    beautiful pictures. I stumbled upon this Swiss company that makes pictures of tiny things with great resolution. Have a look, it is amazing stuff: http://www.ikelos.ch/bilddatenbank

  • rhys

    March 16, 2012 11:13 pm

    What defines an image as abstract or what makes it so called?

  • coreen

    March 16, 2012 04:49 pm

    I would like to know if you are going to do any tip and tricks for LR3 and 4. Would really love to see some. For beginners that is.
    Thaks

  • Boye

    March 16, 2012 07:00 am

    Simply fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  • Debbie Salvesen

    March 16, 2012 05:31 am

    These images are FABULOUS!!! How do I find out what the settings were, what the objects were, and what conditions these were taken? I would love to try to experiment to see if I could get some images like these. Did you enhance any of them in Photoshop or some similar program? If you did, which one (and version) did you use?

  • May

    March 16, 2012 04:30 am

    Beautiful and very inspiring!

  • Ken Aynes

    March 16, 2012 01:54 am

    Outstanding and inspiring! Thanks to all for sharing!

    Here are some of mine: http://www.kenaynes.com/p14950558

  • SJCT

    March 13, 2012 06:55 am

    Cool stuff! Here are some that I have done: http://sjctphotography.blogspot.com/2011/04/slowwwww-shutter-speed-in-dark-pt-1.html

  • Yucel

    March 13, 2012 05:41 am

    Lots of great ones... I love how image one, as I am scrolling into image two creates its own abstract effect.

    Try it!

  • MeiTeng

    March 12, 2012 11:59 am

    My favourite is the last one.

  • bryan

    March 11, 2012 11:30 am

    inspiring shots i like the drop the best

  • Marcus Davis

    March 10, 2012 02:40 pm

    I love the last picture with what looks like paint being splashed! I can't wait to try to abstract pictures of my own this weekend.

  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer

    March 10, 2012 11:24 am

    A great collection of abstracts in this post with lots of variety in the shot subject matter as well. It has given me ideas for the next time I have a bit of time to go out and do some personal shooting.

    My recent abstract work was using abstract bokeh:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2011/8/23/photography-tip-shoot-abstract-bokeh.html

  • juan

    March 10, 2012 10:37 am

    Sweeeett!!

  • Scottc

    March 10, 2012 09:27 am

    A wonderful collection of photos.

    Abstracts are a style I've only tried a few times.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5581526989/

  • louis dallara

    March 10, 2012 08:12 am

    Great work, very inspiring, I now want to do abstracts.

  • jim

    March 10, 2012 07:16 am

    Crazy good stuff.

  • k

    March 10, 2012 04:35 am

    Wow, great photos, my favourite is the first one and the last one. I have got a lot of inspiration from this article!

  • Derek Scott

    March 10, 2012 04:00 am

    Here is my contribution.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/derek_scott/6732489555/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • raghavendra

    March 10, 2012 02:48 am

    I always have craze for abstract images.
    Thought of adding life to it.
    Here's mine abstract images in our daily life

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/2012/03/abstract-images-in-daily-life.html

  • Jeff E Jensen

    March 10, 2012 02:31 am

    Hey Eric - your link didn't work for me.

    We had the opportunity to go to an open house at the University of Utah last week and my son was able to play with their SEM and look at a spider. Really cool stuff.

  • Jeff E Jensen

    March 10, 2012 02:28 am

    These are all amazing images. I love looking for patterns and abstracts in ordinary places. Here's a few of my favorites:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/03/flip-flops.html

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/03/vacant-seats-b-or-color.html

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2011/10/vegas-car-show-bits-pieces-and-details.html

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    March 10, 2012 02:20 am

    Hi

    Love these images and great article - here is one which I call "Here's Looking at You, Kid"

    Scanning Electrn Microscopy Photo (mine) of a Mosquitoe

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1096&action=edit

  • Darren Franye

    March 10, 2012 02:06 am

    These are incredible! I love seeing the world through a photographers eyes!

  • steve slater

    March 10, 2012 02:02 am

    An abstract psychedelic bee:

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Photos-for-fun/G0000ujmak54q8ao/I0000s.uayJrrPVA

  • Mridula

    March 10, 2012 01:53 am

    Amazing mine is not even a patch but here are some patterns from the desert.

    http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/2012/02/sand-dune-patterns-jaisalmer.html

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