abstract Photography

Stock Stock Images By Howard Birnstihl


The world seen in close-up, items seen in isolation or from an unexpected angle. Colour, pattern, form & texture all create an emotional response within the viewer. Symbolic emphasis is most often conveyed through the abstract. Power, friendship, danger, sophistication, beauty, age, faith, time, life, adventure, compassion, freedom, rebirth, work, responsability and more. Man and nature and the effect of one upon the other.

Jagged cross
Micro chip
Crystal nude
Old world
Neck X-ray
Autumn colour
Better days B
Country gate
Mirror balls
Diamond python
neon signs
Wood pile
Olde world
LED diode
Coat of Arms
Wine Grapes
Rocker switch
Silicon chip
Old coins
Emeral ring
Baby's feet
Metal spring
Ivy tower
Union Jack
Dragon bracelet
Poker hand
Hanging droplet
Raw timber
Drink can tops
Dramatic plea
House frame
Market rubbish
Green Apples
Healthy fruit
Pencil pattern
Meat market
Icecream cone
Peeling bark
Golden sandal
Triton shell
Abstract glass
Macrame curtain
Crystal slice
Seafood platter
Paper clip

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Caption List:

1. Gemstones. Bright red gemstones nestled among darker muted tones

2. Still life with etched crystal glasses containing blue liquid on glowing background.

3. Jagged cross. Broken factory window creating a jagged cross against the sky

4. Power begets violence. Blurred out dominating figure with broken spectacles sharply in focus in the foreground

5. Micro chip. Close view of finger pointing to micro chip on circuit board

6. Crystal nude. exoticly beautiful glass nude created by young Australian glass blower Philip Wong

7. Old world. Close up view of old coins and pocket watch

8. Neck X-ray. X-ray of human neck clearly showing vertibrae

9. Washing on the line. An abstract pattern of shadows of pegged clothing seen through the sheets on the hoist

10. Brilliant green ivy. Brilliantly backlit strand of ivy as it sparkles against a dark background

11. Symbol of work. Certainly a symbol of housework - rubber glove sculpture on the back of the kitchen door

12. The gang's all here. Close knit group of teenagers seen close up from above showing only their feet

13. Autumn colour. Close view of red grapevine leaves glowing against a purple background

14. Rainbow. Close detailed view of a rainbow against a purple sky

15. Better days B. Vertical image of an old worn out fence as a reminder of better days

16. Light pattern on curtain.. sunlight forming a cirric type pattern on the window curtain

17. Leaf floating in sudsy water.. Fabulous pattern of a sudsy stream as it swirls around a floating leaf

18. Gateway to the world. Sandy Outback location showing an open gate leading out to....who knows where?

19. Country gate. Country gate apparently out in the middle of nowhere

20. Grapes. Fruit stall at the market with the sun picking out the tops of the grapes

21. A tale of three elephants. Rear view of three elephants playing tra la la boomsiae

22. Mirror balls. Close view of a group of mirror balls reflecting coloured light

23. Droplets on spider's web. Close view of droplets on spider's web on black background

24. Diamond python. close view of diamond python curled up

25. White road arrows. Study in white

26. Water reflections dramatic.. strong contrasting writhing pattern of water reflections

27. Textured weathered beach rocks.. intricate ancient pattern in beachrocks

28. Red paint in gutter.. A splash of environmental colour

29. Red and green peppers.. Strong abstract composition of complementary colours green and red

30. Tattered Poster.. Brilliantly coloured layers of tattered posters

31. Silhouette branch.. writhing branches silhouetted against the sky

32. neon signs. Cafe neon signs.

33. Brick steps with single leaf.jpg,. stark view of brick steps interrupted only by a single dead leaf

34. Cast iron with rainbow in background. Cast iron verandah in bright sunshine as a rainbow glows in the gloom of a stormy sky

35. Cactus backlit. Backlit cactus stem glowing irridescently

36. Wood pile. environmental pattern made up of the ends of the logs in a wood pile

37. Wine glass still life. A range of various crystal glasses with different coloured beverages

38. Olde world. Close up view of old coins and pocket watch

39. Space age portrait. Couple lit by roving pencil lights creating eerie neon type lighting effect

40. Leaving your mark. Lone footprint deeply etched in the sand

41. Gemstones. close view of deliciously coloured gemstones looking good enough to eat

42. Hand holding compass. Close view of a compass being used

43. Ball bearing wheel. Advertising image of a high precision mechanical device which depends on ball bearings to function smoothly

44. Early model sewing machine. Early model electric sewing machine

45. Telegraph Machine. Telegraph machine

46. Old cash register. Very old cash register

47. Sundial. Sundial with its shadow showing the time of day

48. Hand holding transformer. Hand holding transformer showing the coil and wires

49. Wine glasses on glow. Advertising display image of wine glasses on mirror in dramatic lighting

50. Chest of medals. Close view of old serviceman's medals worn proudly on his chest

51. Cakes in shop window. Display of extremely yummy cakes in shop window

52. Bonfire. Roaring flames of a bonfire

53. LED diode. Red diode held in fingers

54. Coat of Arms. Victorian Coat of Arms on the gate to the Old Mint William Street mMlbourne

55. Wine Grapes. Purple grapes on the vine

56. Rocker switch. finger about to flick a reverse and forward rocker switch

57. Silicon chip. Tiny silicon chip on a fingertip

58. Platter of vegetarian food. Platter of vegetables and dip

59. Christmas candles. Candles burning in the dark

60. Old coins. Old coins spot lit against a dark background

61. remote control. Hand holding remote control device

62. Old and new cutting implements. Aboriginal hands holding an axe and an old stone cutting tool

63. Circuit board. Inside of an old computer showing all the various bits and pieces of circuitry

64. Large portable sun dial. Large portable sun dial in the city square in melbourne

65. Diamond python. Diamond python curled up in a ball of pattern

66. Receiver disc. huge radio receiving dish

67. Climbing boots. bright clean new climbing boots complete with crampons

68. Silverware. Solid silver cuttlery handles displayed on a red background

69. Buttons and .... Still life with antique buttons taken on large format and ideal for jigsaw puzzle

70. glass perfume bottle. Made by Michael Hook this intricately blown glass bottle contains a pattern of bubbles and a bold aquamarine colouring

71. Elixa in magic bottle. Magic potion glowing with goodness

72. Emeral ring. Emerald ring designed by Stephens & Miller

73. Various bottles. Different shaped bottles presented as a display with backlighting and reflections

74. Carpenters hand tools. Pile of carpentry tools lying on the benchtop

75. Vitamin supplements. Display image od vitamin supplements in both liquid and capsule form

76. Vitamin supplements. Display image od vitamin supplements in both liquid and capsule form

77. Tassle. Symbol of elegant or perhaps flamboyant wealth

78. Wall with broken glass top. jagged glass embedded in the top of a wall as an extra impediment to intruders

79. Baby's feet. close sculptural view of baby's feet

80. Water pattern. Water patterns in the swimming pool

81. Keys spewing from bottle. Display shot of keys en masse spewing from a bottle

82. Various views of keys. Keys in display shots and a candid shot of keys hanging on the wall

83. Derelict house window. A haunting image of days gone by

84. Man with surrounding aura. Man standing wirh his bare torso, head arms and legs showing a surrounding light aura

85. Golf tee still life. Display image of golf tees on a black background

86. Classic golf image. Display shot of golf ball on tee in the grass surrounded by exotic glow

87. Bamboo mid shot. Bamboo stems in a tight group

88. Bamboo close up. Close view of cane

89. Flautist group. Group of flute players seen in close-up

90. Clainettist . Very close view of a clarinet player

91. Stopwatch. Close view of a stop watch on the table

92. Boy peering through magnifying glass. Close up of boy looking through magnifying glass at the camera

93. Metal spring. Metal spring standing out starkly against a black background

94. Hand holding empty page. hand holding a book with a virgin page

95. Hand holding champagne glass. Woman's hand holding a champagne glass of orange juice

96. Neon portrait. Couple lit by mobile light to give an eerie neon outline

97. Road sign with bullet holes. Typically aerated road sign as seen along any country highway

98. Dummies just lounging around. Clothing manequins lying around in an alley

99. Sap. Dried sap which has oozed from a wattle trunk and hardened into a translucent beauty

100. Tattered poster. Tattered billboard showing a cross section of popular entertainment from the past

101. Abstract glass. sculptural work in glass

102. Ivy tower. Lone window peers out from its ivy covered wall

103. Union Jack. Union Jack bristles in the breeze

104. GEMSTONES IN CREEKBED. Bright orange pebbles stand out beaconlike amongst their black counterparts

105. Messmate sap dribble. Brilliant spotlit sap dribble hardened into a permanent bush sclpture

106. Dragon bracelet. Dragon bracelet in silver on dramatic reflective surface

107. Bright orange flower. Centre of a bright orange flower

108. Female hands with gun. Painted nails, a business suit and a smoking gun

109. Granite. Close view of granite roughcut

110. Communication cllage. Collage of various aspects of communication

111. Water droplet in close-up. Close view of a dangling water droplet showing the reversed image of a suburban backyard

112. Poker hand. close view of playing cards in the form of a poker hand

113. Callistamon seedbox. Beautful sculpture in the form of a seedbox with a light coating of lichen to indicate its age

114. Map of Australia. Map of Australia made up of the flags of some of the nations which own or influence us

115. Underweater plant with bubbles. Bubbles clinging to the stem of an underwater plant

116. Jagged inhospitable rocks. Coastal rocks thrusting their jagged edges toward the sky

117. Rocky ribcage. Windworn rocks with yellow lichen

118. Hanging droplet. Droplet suspended on the end of a branch

119. Mainzer beer poster. Smiling barmaid delivers on an Mainzer beer poster

120. Old wartime orange juice poster. Old war time advertising poster

121. Pears Christmas card. Pear's soap christmas card of boy playing cricket

122. Carlton Beer poster. Century old beer poster

123. Raw timber. Pile of pine logs freshly cut in the local plantation

124. Cellist. Close view of a cellist's bow working the strings

125. Colourful capsicums. Colourful capsicums seen in delicious close-up

126. Broccoli. Fresh broccoli ready to place in the pot

127. Feather at peace. Single feather lies quietly in the glow of the spotlight

128. Drink can tops. Close view of mass produced drink can tops

129. Champagne toast. Close view of hands holding champagne glasses in a toast

130. Australian advertising collage. Tattered posters showing a little of the history of advertising in Australia

131. Slice of pumpkin. Sculptural image of a slice of pumkin boldly sunlit at the outdoor market

132. Onions en masse. Stack of brown onions glow in the sun at the outdoor market

133. Dramatic sunset. Hot sky showing the red orange clouds of a summer sunset

134. Purple grapes en masse. Purple grapes stacked to to be sold at the market

135. Dramatic plea. Character on stage pleads his case in a dramatic scene

136. Skipping girl neon sign. Famous Melbourne icon, the skipping girl shone over Melbourne for many years

137. House frames on new estate. House frames about to receive their cladding on the new estate

138. House frame. Bristling new house frame itching to get into its new coat

139. Yellow capsicum slice. Crisp, sharp, bright slice of yellow capsicum

140. Red chillie slice. Brilliant red with black seeds a slice of red chillie gleams against its white background

141. Peter Carey portrait. Highly colourized and solarized version of my portrait of Peter Carey

142. Yellow capsicums. Good enough to eat you might say of this sumptuous display of luscious yellow capsicums

143. Red and yellow chillies. Red chillies and yellow capsicums make a fabulous display on a light box

144. Red and green chillie slices. Red and green chillie slices on a light box

145. Red black chillie halves. Red black chillie halves on a light box

146. Red black chillie slices. Slices of red black chillies on a light box

147. Huge control panel. Huge control panel typical of many large industrial sites today

148. Painter's palette. Artist's palette a mass of gaudy colour and texture

149. Market rubbish. Beauty in the pattern red stalks of beetroot amid the crumpled leaves

150. Preparing meals for the masses. Inside a large kitchen a chef lays out dozens of plates of food

151. Women preparing cake display. Extensive range of cakes being displayed for retail

152. Mezuzah designed by Debbie Sheezel B. mezuzah which contains a scroll and is typically placed on jewish householder's doorways and is touched as people enter the house

153. Mezuzah designed by Debbie Sheezel. Jewish mezuzah which contains a scroll and is typically placed on jewish householder's doorways

154. Green Apples. Granny Smith apples glisten in the morning market sun

155. Healthy fruit. Old woman sits with a bowl of fruit in the foreground

156. Science lab bottles. Shelves of mysterious looking bottles line the shelves of a science lab

157. Wine glasses aglow. Wine glasses set against a glowing background ideal for use as a jigsaw puzzle

158. Wine glass still life. Wine glass pattern set on a glowing blue background ideal for a jigsaw puzzle

159. Pins and paperclips. Colourful pattern of pins and clips ideal for use as a jigsaw puzzle

160. Pencil pattern. Colourful pattern of pencils ideal for use as jigsaw puzzle

161. Curling gum leaf. Swirling gum leaf caught in a shaft of sunlight

162. Meat market. Carcasses hang in the meat market ready for sale

163. Salt lines on beach. Salt left by evaporation on beach

164. Salt line on sand. Salt left by evaporation of water along the edge of a salt lake

165. Chopsticks holding single rice grain. Hand holding chopsticks and picking out a single grain of rice

166. Tattoos. Close view of a man's arm heavily tattooed

167. Ayotollah window. Textured glass with an image reminding one of an ayotollah

168. Icecream cone in hand. Icecream cone in hand against a colourful background

169. Icecream cone. Close up of hand holding icecream cone

170. Feather caught on twig. Delicate image of a small feather caught on twig

171. Swirling bark pattern. Swirling pattern on eucalypt trunk

172. Spinach leaf close-up. Bright red veins stand out clearly on a backlit spinach leaf

173. Sandworm markings on beach. extrusions from a sandworm which has travelled quite some distance beneath the sand in search of food

174. Sandworm markings in sand. Obviously an asian sandworm from his signature left on the beach

175. Maranta leaf in juicy close-up. Marantaceae leaf in close-up showing the highly decorative veins

176. Sandworm trails vertical view. Sandworm trails left behind on the sand

177. More bush tucker. Wild nuts and bush passionfruit held in the hands of an aboriginal child

178. Frost-covered blackberry leaf. Red blackberry leaf edged decoratively by the frosty morning's icicles

179. Girl relaxing on mountain of transparencies. Girl lazily examines one of the millions of slides she is lying on

180. Mirror and glass balls en masse. Mirror and glass ball display reflecting light and glitter

181. . Mirror ball display reflecting light in the textured mirror below

182. . Mirror ball display reflecting light and colour

183. . Mirror ball display reflecting light and colour

184. Mirror balls in colourful display. Mirror ball display reflecting light and colour

185. Scent bottle glowing magenta. Still life of a bottle of magenta fluid glowing and reflecting in the textured glass below

186. Highly patterned scribble gum. Red and grey with the intricate scribble patterns of the insects which inhabit it's bark the scribble gum is a highly attractive tree

187. Peeling bark. Peeling bark of a fledgeling spotted gum

188. Waratah. Brilliant red centre of a waratah flower

189. Tidal patterns in damp sand. damp sand glistens accentuating the patterns left by the falling tide

190. Forest floor details. small bright red berry lies gem-like on the mulch of the forest floor

191. City light abstract. Flinders St Station and traffic at night with the camera zooming in to create a light extrviganzer

192. Ivied wall with window. Old classical building covered with ivy with a single open window

193. Golden sandal. Still life of a stylish golden sandal with pearls reflected in black shiny surface

194. Bottle of yellow scent. Bottle of yellow scent shot as a still life on textured glass with reflection and glowing backlight

195. Scent bottle still life. still life of a scent bottle reflecting in textured glass on a glowing background

196. Speak up I'm deaf as a post. Quirky image of an electric power pole looking like Mrs McKillacuddy chatting on the phone

197. Bush telegraph. Rocks stacked on roadside post as a sign to the initiated of some event or situation, yhe irony being that the post itself is a sign

198. Patterns of the ebbing tide. Patterns made by the ebb and flow of the waves lapping the shore

199. Wobbly image of city. City seen through the glass of an old window distorting the image into a wobbly pattern

200. Face in the drain. Cobwebs and ooze form together to look like a forlorn face

201. Farm junk sculpture. Unintentional sculpture produced by farmer stacking his bits and pieces in the old shed

202. Geranium shouting hi there!. Geranium plant appearing to be shouting excitedly at us from a hole in the fence

203. Wattle flower in extreme close-up. Wattle ball fills the composition in a spectacular golden orb

204. Rocky beachscape with children. Masses of rocks make up the beach scene with kids wandering off in the backgound

205. Pink heath flowers en masse. Close view of pink heath flowers on a black background

206. Triton shell. Hand holding a triton shell

207. Dandelion seed head. Close view of a dandelion seedhead ripe for o'clocking

208. Cactus close-up. Close view of cactus showing the phi rhythm of development

209. Lake Mungo sand ripples. A lone branch protrudes defiantly from the rippling sand at Lake Mungo

210. Costumed dance chorus. Composition of faces and waving arms of the swaying chorus

211. Dancing hands. Hands gently and sensitively move to the music

212. Soldier beetle swarm. Huge mass of green soldier beetles swarming on tree trunk

213. Slaters swarming . Common slaters swarming on rotten log

214. Jewellery still life. Orange pendant displayed on yellow capsicum

215. Champagne toast. Close view of hands holding champagne glasses in a toast

216. Fingers holding flower. Close view of fingers holding tiny flower

217. fingers resting on arm. close view of fingers resting on her arm

218. Old couple in hospital . close up of old hands as an old couple cope with a stay in hospital

219. Close view of crossed legs. close up abstract image of crossed legs in stockings

220. Pumpkin seeds close view. Close up view of the seeds of a sliced butternut pumpkin

221. Worn rocks at the beach. weathered rocks covered with orange lichen creating a fabulous abstract sculptural form

222. Abstract glass. abstract sculptural image of blown glass on textured glass backgound

223. Sheep in dry country. Vertical image of sheep on hillside during a drought

224. Macrame curtain. Monochrome image of a knotted macrame doorway curtain

225. Crystal slice. Colours, shapes. patterns and textures of a slice through a piece of crystalized rock

226. Workers tools lying on a fence post. Fencers tools seen in close-up with the worker and his ute blurred out in the background

227. Candle burning out. Candle in silver candlestick almost burnt out, leaving a gnarled sculpture of wax

228. Seafood platter. Sumptuous seafood platter with champagne on restaurant table

229. Beach rocks with gaudy lichen. Bright orange coating of lichen on sea rocks with a dramatic central cross theme

230. Still life of wine with nibbles. Sophisticated snack consisting of liqueur with biscuits and cheese in a nice warm glow

231. Choice of direction D. High angle view of man seated on giant rubix cube surrounded by arrows giving him a choice of directions in his life

232. Choice of direction B. Pattern of white arrows on road indicating a choice of direction for the motorist

233. Choice of direction. high angle view of car speeding along highway with white arrows showing a choice of three different directions

234. Tattered posters in the afternoon. Tattered billboard posters showing a history of past concert events

235. Woodpile. Colourful image of the ends of logs in a wood pile

236. Symbolic image of a happy young couple. Symbolic image of happy young couple seen in silhouette, running along beach and having a romantic evening together

237. Old Australian coins. Close view of various old Australian coins including sovereigns

238. Australian coins. Close view of Australian decimal coins

239. Granny Smith apple. close up view of crisp green granny smith apple with water droplets on clean white background

240. Gas cylinders as a pattern. stack of gas cylinders painted bright red and blue

241. Orange gemstones on black river pebbles. Triptych of brilliantly coloured gemstones on a background of black river pebbles

242. Wing of emperor gum moth. Extreme close view of the eye pattern on the furry wing on an emperor gum moth

243. Tattered posters CCC. Tattered posters showing a history of graphic signage

244. Tattered posters BBB. Tattered posters showing a history of graphic signage

245. Red traffic light on wet city lane. Night view of the dramatic lighting effect of a red traffic light reflecting in the cobblestones of a wet city laneway

246. Scene through broken window. View out through a heavily vandalized window

247. Paper clip. Red paper clip on background glow

248. Mouldy lemon with capsicum. Mouldy old lemon with a red capsicum lying on the wet pavement at the Victoria Market

249. Mouldy apple core. Mouldy old apple core shrivelling and growing a hairy coat as time passes

250. Tide marks on beach detail. Close up view of pattern of tidal marks on the sand