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Burning Issues - The GIMP, G'MIC and AbstractionWhile I have been posting lots of pictorial images of Victoria, of my cat Tom, and of the Chelsea Flower show, I have also been seeking inspiration for methods to pursue more abstraction in my images. Abstract art and abstraction are not to everyone's taste, but to those who have been bitten by the bug and who have studied such matters, abstraction is a normal part of every day life. Look closely at reality and it is found to comprise abstract forms.
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My interest in abstraction was revived recently when I saw some images from xmilek, :iconxmilek:,aka Mirek, a Czech photographer and image maker. Here are a couple or three examples of the work that attracted my attention.
I'm not sure that Mirek has explained how exactly he makes such dramatic images, but my being an old hand at plug-ins and filters, I thought I saw how these images were