One of my favorite subjects to shoot are abstracts. I love them because it can be easy to find subjects to create abstract photos. They can arise from close up shots of items around your home or architectural details around your neighborhood.
I recently shot a few abstract photos on some black and white film with my Nikon N60. This first example is of a piece of furniture from Ikea. This chest sits underneath my bedroom window. The sunlight coming in the window was nice and soft, which made for an easy subject. I opened my aperture wide for a nice shallow depth of field and fired away. The pattern in the slotted wood made for an interesting abstract.
This second example came to me on a walk through Old Town Alexandria. As I was walking home one afternoon, I came across a wooden door with this pattern carved on the top. The painted white wood in contrast to the dark shadows in between the slots provided an interesting composition.
Shooting abstracts is a great way for me to get through photography slumps and creativity blocks. And they make great art for printing and decorating.