Several different techniques were used in producing these artistic images. Some people preferred to use camera methods, or simply rotate and crop the image. Others used various methods using software such as Photoshop or Picasa. The aim was to produce something pleasing to the eye which was not a recognisable picture.
Carina used the way the light fell on the steps here
Carina: An ingenious method - placing a glass over the lens
Gillian used Picasa to edit the picture after taking.
Gillian: It required a bit of experimenting to get the best results
The results were indeed pleasing and interesting
Joe: A Confluence of Thought, or to be less fanciful, a crack in concrete
Another technique used was to move the camera while taking the shot
Joe calls this "Camera in Camera"
A Bit of Sparkle