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John R

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4660 on: September 15, 2020, 01:00:24 pm »

Here's one from me, at last.
Taken this summer, but I have no idea what the actual subject was.
(it was taken on a walk where I shot several Lady Slippers. This is clearly not one of them.)
I think I have an idea of what it is. But it does remind me of jagged, moss covered rocks, something old slowly being reclaimed by the earth. The soft light makes the vertical pattern come out nicely.

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4661 on: September 15, 2020, 04:53:46 pm »

Parts of it look to me like the trunk of a fallen tree that someone has taken an axe or a chainsaw to.
I'v got to revisit the places I found lady slippers in June and see if I can find it again,
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4662 on: September 15, 2020, 07:11:56 pm »

Parts of it look to me like the trunk of a fallen tree that someone has taken an axe or a chainsaw to.
I'v got to revisit the places I found lady slippers in June and see if I can find it again,
Hey, regardless, enjoy the walks. I think I have only seen one lady slipper. I know lots grow in the Niagara Peninsula if you can bear the bugs when they come out.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4663 on: September 15, 2020, 07:36:00 pm »

Incongruent. But it fits nicely with the theme of trying to balance all the elements. I can crop this image six ways to Sunday and still come up with a good composition. And I did just that in the field, which is the way I like to work. It expands your horizons, so to speak. I am sure others have their way of 'seeing'.

JR

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4664 on: September 16, 2020, 06:50:00 am »

Incongruent. But it fits nicely with the theme of trying to balance all the elements. I can crop this image six ways to Sunday and still come up with a good composition. And I did just that in the field, which is the way I like to work. It expands your horizons, so to speak. I am sure others have their way of 'seeing'.

JR

Really good! I enjoy these kind of 'graphic' design images. I tend to frame 'classically' when I'm not really thinking about it. Lately, I've tried to be more open to asymmetry, discord, and tension.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4665 on: September 16, 2020, 06:56:57 am »

Incongruent. But it fits nicely with the theme of trying to balance all the elements. I can crop this image six ways to Sunday and still come up with a good composition. And I did just that in the field, which is the way I like to work. It expands your horizons, so to speak. I am sure others have their way of 'seeing'.

JR


Excellent: Patterns, colors and shapes, I like it a lot!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4666 on: September 16, 2020, 09:55:16 am »

Another good one.

My field technique is something like this: I wave the camera around until I see something that might be interesting. Then I just press the "Compose" button.    ;D
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4667 on: September 16, 2020, 09:28:59 pm »

Really good! I enjoy these kind of 'graphic' design images. I tend to frame 'classically' when I'm not really thinking about it. Lately, I've tried to be more open to asymmetry, discord, and tension.
Of course, the irony is if you want to show those themes in a photograph you have to bring order and structure to them in the photograph.

Another good one.

My field technique is something like this: I wave the camera around until I see something that might be interesting. Then I just press the "Compose" button.    ;D
I have to try that some time Eric. I have to say I sometimes dream of photographing by blinking my eyes in the dream. So perhaps that is what you mean.

Thanks Francois.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4668 on: September 18, 2020, 08:21:54 pm »

I've found my Mystery Abstract.
It is indeed a fallen tree. It looks as if some inexperienced woodsman attempted unsuccessfully to cut the tree down after it was dead but still standing. It eventually fell down of its own accord.

I went for a walk  this afternoon in the nearby woods where I had seen ladyslippers in May. I was out for over an hour, following every trail that I might have gone on that day. I was about to give up, when I finally found it, about 6 feet from where I parked my car!

Here is the original "abstract," so you don't have to go looking for it, and below it is today's image, which I think shows the scene better.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4669 on: September 18, 2020, 09:48:53 pm »

I've found my Mystery Abstract.
It is indeed a fallen tree. It looks as if some inexperienced woodsman attempted unsuccessfully to cut the tree down after it was dead but still standing. It eventually fell down of its own accord.

I went for a walk  this afternoon in the nearby woods where I had seen ladyslippers in May. I was out for over an hour, following every trail that I might have gone on that day. I was about to give up, when I finally found it, about 6 feet from where I parked my car!

Here is the original "abstract," so you don't have to go looking for it, and below it is today's image, which I think shows the scene better.
Your abstract was gnawing at me until I finally realized what it reminded me of - pipes of an organ!

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4670 on: September 19, 2020, 08:47:46 am »

Good eye, Eric. That's an abstract all right.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4671 on: September 19, 2020, 09:57:44 am »

I've found my Mystery Abstract.
It is indeed a fallen tree. It looks as if some inexperienced woodsman attempted unsuccessfully to cut the tree down after it was dead but still standing. It eventually fell down of its own accord.

I went for a walk  this afternoon in the nearby woods where I had seen ladyslippers in May. I was out for over an hour, following every trail that I might have gone on that day. I was about to give up, when I finally found it, about 6 feet from where I parked my car!

Here is the original "abstract," so you don't have to go looking for it, and below it is today's image, which I think shows the scene better.

Excellent stuff, Eric!

In your second shot, are the cutting marks some sort of cannibalism on a human femur?  :D
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4672 on: September 19, 2020, 07:32:11 pm »

Thanks guys.

And Francois: I assumed that those grooves were made by a kid who had borrowed his dad's chainsaw. I suspect the chainsaw was to heavy for him to hold it up while cutting all the way through the fallen tree. But maybe it was good enough to work OK on his little sister.   8)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4673 on: September 19, 2020, 10:16:24 pm »

On another industrial walk just a few blocks from the house.
(edit: added a third image)

JR





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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4674 on: September 20, 2020, 02:54:52 pm »

The first of these is especially good, John.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4675 on: September 20, 2020, 04:00:56 pm »

The first of these is especially good, John.
I agree.
(Even though it was taken with your sharp lens.)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4676 on: September 21, 2020, 09:51:29 am »

Thanks Russ and Eric. But if you don't knock it off I will set my giant pet spider on you guys ;)

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4677 on: September 21, 2020, 01:15:25 pm »

That one is superb. And I have no idea how you did it.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4678 on: September 22, 2020, 10:44:44 am »

Thanks Eric. Here is one taken as I walked toward an underpass. i could not pass up this strong graphic look of shadow, light and shapes. Looks great in BW also.

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« Reply #4679 on: September 22, 2020, 11:02:55 am »

Another good one, John -- that can fairly be called an abstract.
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