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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: Dave (Isle of Skye) on December 01, 2012, 03:09:17 PM

Title: Mono Abstract
Post by: Dave (Isle of Skye) on December 01, 2012, 03:09:17 PM
This is not a macro shot, but I did move in relatively close to capture more detail.

Dave

Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: wolfnowl on December 02, 2012, 02:09:54 AM
Well done!

Mike.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: stamper on December 02, 2012, 04:16:23 AM
A crocodile skin bag? ;) I like the detail and well observed.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Jaffy on December 02, 2012, 08:03:35 AM
Nice processing.
I'd guess charcoal log.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: seamus finn on December 02, 2012, 08:25:15 AM


Whatever it is, it's a smashing image, Dave.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Peter McLennan on December 02, 2012, 12:36:07 PM
Nice processing.
I'd guess charcoal log.

I'll second that.  Gorgeous.  Looks almost liquid.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Dave (Isle of Skye) on December 02, 2012, 04:22:31 PM
I'll second that.  Gorgeous.  Looks almost liquid.

Thanks folks,

I am tempted to leave you guessing for a little while longer, as I would be very surprised if anyone could actually guess what it is from the image, so perhaps a few clues to help you are in order and just for a bit of fun..

It is an invention that has completely changed the world. Anyone can buy one even though it is useless on its own. It is expensive yet has absolutely no long term value and can become very dangerous when it is old or if it is not cared for.

Dave

Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Ed B on December 02, 2012, 04:52:07 PM
Tire? Or tyre depending.....
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Dave (Isle of Skye) on December 02, 2012, 05:03:02 PM
Tire? Or tyre depending.....

Yup, that didn't take long did it  :o

Yes it's just an old heavy duty tractor tyre washed up on the beach, probably decades old and as such the weather/sea has started to break down the rubber, which has gone all shiny and sort of organic looking.

Don't suppose there are many photographers out there who can say they have photographed an old discarded tyre before - however, I now await links aplenty proving me wrong on that..

Dave  ;D
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 02, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
Don't suppose there are many photographers out there who can say they have photographed an old discarded tyre before - however, I now await links aplenty proving me wrong on that..

Well, Dave, I've got to show you that you aren't the only Tyromaniac on the LuLa Forum. This is a shot I took a few months ago.
It is a whole bunch of old truck tires stitched together to make a huge mat which was being used to cover a big pile of dirt at a construction site. I guess the purpose is to prevent the pile from washing away when it rains.

I think yours is more aesthetically pleasing.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: wolfnowl on December 02, 2012, 09:33:31 PM
Well, Dave... and only since you insist... does this count?

Mike.

Still like yours better, though.

Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Colorwave on December 03, 2012, 12:08:35 AM
And here I thought you'd put baby oil on an elephant.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: tom b on December 03, 2012, 01:52:08 AM
Tyre or tube?

Cheers,
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Dave (Isle of Skye) on December 03, 2012, 05:15:56 AM
Tyre or tube?

Cheers,

It's the tyre, the lumps you see top and bottom are the remains of the heavy duty tread.

Nice work people, here's me thinking I might have done something new and different and then it turns out not to be so new after all, which just goes to show, there is nothing new out there, as it has all been done before in one way or another...

Dave   :)
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 03, 2012, 05:23:05 PM
Nice work people, here's me thinking I might have done something new and different and then it turns out not to be so new after all, which just goes to show, there is nothing new out there, as it has all been done before in one way or another...
But you did it better!
That's the key.
Title: Re: Mono Abstract
Post by: Dave (Isle of Skye) on December 03, 2012, 07:41:45 PM
But you did it better!
That's the key.


Thank you Eric, that is very nice of you to say that  :)

Dave