Abstract Nature Photography of C Ribet | Abstract Water Photography

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A C Ribet Mizzlescape or Dewscape (previously orbscapes) of plant leaves and water in close up view.

Abstract Nature Photography of C Ribet

C Ribet Abstract Nature Photography and Abstract Water Photography


Water Orbs
Originally, when they were more simplistic and less abstract, I simply referred to them as water orb images or images of water. In those earlier images it was always quite clear what the subject matter was (rain, dew, mizzle, mist and the like on plants and other things I encountered out in the 'duff' while hunting mushrooms). Mostly I captured the round orb shape of droplets, either as solitary water droplets or as massed droplet groupings as found often after and during the heavy heavy mist (mizzle) or dews that frequently occur in this region (Santa Cruz mountains of California). …

Abstract Color Photography of C Ribet

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Then, as I worked more to explore this genre, the images became more abstracted from the more obvious state of dewdrops on foliage. The fact that they were water became less and less obvoius. More and more people were asking me if they were actually paintings rather than photographs. Many could not discern the subject matter that resulted in the photograph. However, the fundamental aspect or the orb and arc of water, dew and rain drops still in my mind at least domninated the images. …

Abstract Water Photography of C Ribet


Dewscapes and Mizzlescapes
Recently, I have been searching for a name for these classes of images that is a hybrid that crosses between the actual tangible subject matter and the abstract photographic images that can result. My current feelings are to call these dewscapes or mizzlescapes because that marries the visual aspect of many of the final images (however abstract, often I can still imagine to myself some '-scape' aspect if you will), with the physicality of the subject matter (the collection of water from dew, winter mizzle of Northern California redwood forests and the like). …

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