I love zooming into photos to pick out little parts and enlarge them. Sometimes they can become abstract. Sometimes the small things have more impact than the big picture. Other times it just changes the focus. ALL the time, though, zooming in can inspire me in my art.
This first example shows a scenic vista from one of my hikes in Sedona, in northern Arizona. The second photo zooms in on the clouds.
The next example is a yucca, a very common plant along the trails here. I love it just as it is, but I think zooming in on smaller parts has a bigger impact.
This other desert resident spirals out with impressive spikes that are even spikier upon enlargement.
This wet sand is interesting either way, zoomed out or in. Great texture.
The greenish-yellow lichen provides great contrast on the orange rock and could be an abstract painting -- Mother Nature's abstract.
I love the lines and shadows in the rock overhang, but zooming in gives you a very textural, abstract option.
The photo above is a closeup of the cross section of a log that I found on a trail.
This green bottle of absynthe at the bar of a local eatery is spooky enough as is with the eyes, but zoom in and you have a really interesting eerie picture.
Have a colorful, inspired day