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Paint weathers in surprising ways and, like many photographers, I find myself occasionally getting caught up in the world of micro-patterns. This is not a unique impulse--a quick look at flickr will reveal many photos of paint abstracts--but it can still be fun sometimes. And there's no particular need for fantastic light, you don't have to get up at 5 a.m., and once you find a good spot, you don't even have to move very far. The photos here are a few of my favorite abstracts.
Train paint, Laramie.
Train paint, Laramie (currently in the UW Art Museum traveling exhibit)
Train paint, Laramie
Bitter Creek, Wyoming
Shibaoshan, Yunnan, China
Shibaoshan, Yunnan, China (I was told later that the poster warns of the dangers of STDs)
Oaxaca, Mexico. Sometimes the work of street artists becomes abstract.
And one of my favorites--not abstract but with a lot of potential to get that way.