There's nothing more boring for me when I'm out taking pictures than blue skies and nice weather. Yuck. So on a recent backpacking trip in the Sierras, I had such "great" weather that I had to do something to amuse myself because straight landscapes were real snoozers (light-wise). I was inspired to shoot a bunch of abstracts whenever I sat to rest during the hike or when I was in camp. At least it made me feel like I was artistically accomplishing something. Or maybe not. You decide.