A photograph can be abstract, where the subject it is created from is no longer recognisable. This may be because only a detail has been recreated, such as the dandelion picture which is only loosely abstract. Mostly my own abstract’s represent a concept, a visual metaphor that is not easily recognisable perhaps.
Provide a strong foundation for the tree to grow. Just as our children's heritage can help their stability.
Cornwall's Eden Project in the evening - portraying the emotive music with camera movements, the camera on a 'bulb' setting i.e. with shutter open.
Actually a reflection on the back of a car parked outside. No manipulation other than the flipping of the image. The rear window heater and shape of the window provide the shape of the 'sail'.
Getting in tight to the subject and pre-visualising.
Also from my 'picture within a picture' series where looking on the surface provides one aspect, looking further another. A visual metaphor.