A collection of abstractive images. I found the opening image in the window of a business called Games and Hobbies in the Exchange District here in Winnipeg. Small parasols that struck me as flowers set against the black background and this being supposedly Spring I thought these little parasols would be my substitute for flowers.

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Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f5 1/1250 35mm

Taken March 16, 2018.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 04/01/18 21:15
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 04/01/18 21:16

A creation from the first light from a setting sun to reach through my apartment window as of March 3, 2018.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 04/01/18 21:17

hat for a gear head spotted in store window

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 04/01/18 21:17

the flood effects adding the sense of falling pinwheels for me

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Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Tue, 04/03/18 11:18

Some very interesting elements to these images, Jan. While I may have
worked some the images differently - your images have for sure
sparked some thought on different avenues for me to shoot. The Art is
always good if it sparks thought. Thanks !!

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Tue, 04/03/18 13:07


Thank you Greg for viewing and commenting. I always appreciate your thoughts and comments. I often wish when I view your compositions that I can put together various different elements to create the resulting images that you achieve but I'll have to stick with what I can do with my images and the various editing programs I have.

There used to be an art gallery in the rotunda of my apartment complex called Grollé Fine Art which recently moved out and I really liked the range of work that the various artists were able to put together. I looked to that range for some inspiration much as I do with the photographers on PC.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 04/04/18 20:39

The display of Ice Castles this past winter ended in late March and currently all that beautiful ice that was created for this event is slowly melting under the influence of the Spring sun.

I really liked the shapes and colors that could be captured along the outside perimeter of the overall display. Once I applied the effects here I was struck with the sense of viewing a partial human skeleton.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 04/04/18 20:41

originally one of the warming huts from this year's Winter events at the Forks in Winnipeg with the bright colors capturing a sense of Spring that apparently we are not going to experience until the end of April or first part of May

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 04/04/18 20:42

created once again from the light of a sunset cast on my apartment wall

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Comments by S Roter on Fri, 04/06/18 14:24

I thought I already commented on this image.
The OP is absolutely one of my favorite photos that you have created
Jan. It just jumps out of my screen, and it belongs on a wall. The
other images are pretty cool too, all great creations.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 04/06/18 20:39

One last image from the ice castles display.

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Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Sat, 04/07/18 10:44

Thank initial Ice image is wonderful wonderful. I did go there and
did take some shots but unfortunately, I went at night. And I have
yet to seriously take a look at the images that I got.

Comments by Linda Frey on Tue, 04/10/18 12:14

The steampunk hat and the first ice photo are my favourites, but the OP is a very close