I’m just starting to experiment with abstract shots. I’ve a 50mm prime lens which has a wonderfully tight depth of field, and using this can easily make all sorts of everyday objects into interesting abstracts.
This set is from the Millennium Bridge in Lancaster, there are lots of shots of the full scene around on the net, and I’ve taken a few myself, it’s quite a dramatic looking bridge. Many of the surfaces are shiny reflective steel and in the right light they can look quite dramatic in close up. The “Cheese Grater” image is of the cowlings which cover the bit where the suspension wires attach to the bridge.
I must confess I’ve tweaked the colour on some of these shots, particularly the “Copper Skin”, so named because I think it looks a bit like someone’s arm. I haven’t introduced colour that isn’t there, just emphasised the colour that the light at the time was creating.