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Equipment & Techniques => Landscape & Nature Photography => Topic started by: batmura on September 02, 2013, 04:08:10 PM

Title: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: batmura on September 02, 2013, 04:08:10 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/9655338037_898852e493_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/batmura/9655338037/)
Kerpe, Kocaeli, Turkey (http://www.flickr.com/photos/batmura/9655338037/) by batmura (http://www.flickr.com/people/batmura/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: PeterAit on September 02, 2013, 04:16:19 PM
That's very nice - but why "abstract?" Your long exposure has sort of "cancelled out" the water, leaving the massive cliffs just floating there in their hugeness. It's a very creative way to show the cliffs, I think, but hardly abstract.
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: batmura on September 02, 2013, 04:22:53 PM
Peter, thanks a lot for your comment. I appreciate it. I called it abstract because if you have seen any of my other long exposure work I hardly convert my images into black and white and process them this heavily. I am glad you like this photo because I do too.  :)
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: kikashi on September 02, 2013, 04:30:09 PM
That's very nice - but why "abstract?" Your long exposure has sort of "cancelled out" the water, leaving the massive cliffs just floating there in their hugeness. It's a very creative way to show the cliffs, I think, but hardly abstract.

Well put.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: gerafotografija on September 02, 2013, 09:00:35 PM
To put it another way, the beautiful geometry of the composition takes center stage from the objects actually pictured. Not abstract, but something beyond a simple representation -- art.
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: batmura on September 03, 2013, 09:43:02 AM
Wow, thanks, gerafotografija!
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: leeonmaui on September 03, 2013, 05:42:29 PM
Aloha,

That is very nice. You could call it a monkey; but it would not be a monkey.

The method of reaching the viewer in an abstract is completely different than figurative or representational work.
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on September 04, 2013, 03:48:36 AM
Strong layers and textures in the rock cliffs, nicely done.
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2013, 08:28:47 PM
Call it whatever you want... very well done.   ;D

Mike.
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: Michael Moore on September 04, 2013, 09:00:46 PM
I like the photo a lot, it seems "strong" to me (whatever that means, but that's my response).  When I showed it to my wife she mentioned that she thought the water looks like an extension of the fog in the distance.

cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Abstract B&W long exposure
Post by: francois on September 05, 2013, 06:30:35 AM
I love it but I would replace abstract by mysterious. For me, the long exposure transforms water into fog and I can imagine a deep chasmů