Since discovering that I had a propensity to create abstract photographs, I have reflected on the nature of such photographs from time to time. Initially this was motivated by a critique of one of my photos, saying basically that it was interesting from the standpoint of graphic design, but had little to do with photography. Admittedly, I sometimes create abstracts primarily by playing with geometry and color. Although these photos began as having identifiable subjects, the net result is the disappearance of such subjects. My other methodology involves modifying the appearance of an identifiable subject and/or the context of the photograph. In such an instance, the subject usually remains identifiable. Regardless, my aim is to encourage a viewer, if not to force a viewer, to suspend the use of ordinary categories by which subjects are identified and to view the photograph from a totally different point of view. That, in a nutshell, is my take on the nature of abstract photography. Your thoughts, please . . . ?