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Many viewers (perhaps most!) will see this picture as a representation of chaos – or, less politely, as ‘rubbish’!
I like it’!
The subject comprises dead leaves and grasses, with signs of new growth breaking through. It was a small area just ahead of me as I walked through the New Forest.
But it is not the subject matter that attracts me, it is the way in which various pictorial elements – line, colour harmony, shape, texture, balance etc – combine to create a natural abstract. The rhythms of the contrasting lines guide the eye through the ‘canvas’. I also like the ‘feel’ of the image – my instinctive, non-analytical response.
The picture is ‘as taken’, except for a touch of saturation.