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fdisilvestro

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #360 on: October 23, 2014, 10:06:37 am »

Experiment in post processing

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #361 on: October 24, 2014, 02:38:31 pm »

Willow leaf floating under an willow tree.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #362 on: October 25, 2014, 11:50:31 pm »

child's play

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #363 on: October 28, 2014, 01:35:53 am »

Would you consider this an abstract?

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #364 on: October 29, 2014, 12:09:54 am »

in that the image was abstracted from "the whole" of the "subject" it is an abstract.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #365 on: October 29, 2014, 01:44:02 am »

in that the image was abstracted from "the whole" of the "subject" it is an abstract.

Thanks Michael.

My simplistic understanding was if a photograph or painting is not readily identifiable or classifiable into a specific subject, then it would be considered an abstract.

Should an abstract always be a derived from a "whole"? Cannot "the whole" be considered an abstract in its entirety?
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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #366 on: October 29, 2014, 12:54:15 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #367 on: October 29, 2014, 01:00:54 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #368 on: October 29, 2014, 01:28:59 pm »

It's a beauty Slobodan. Of course I like the pattern and rhythm, but I particularly like the more subtle movement from dark blue to light.

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #369 on: October 29, 2014, 01:37:51 pm »

I really like all the recent posts here.

My own (very loose) definition of an abstract is something like this: "Any image that is interesting or fun to look at, where the interest doesn't lie in what the 'subject' was but rather in the visual effect produced."

In one sense, every "straight" photo is abstracted (via cropping in camera) from the scene in front of the camera, so I don't bother with that formal definition.

But that may be just me.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #370 on: October 29, 2014, 07:07:25 pm »

Don't visit here very often. I'm glad I did now - that's a stunning shot.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #371 on: October 29, 2014, 07:24:18 pm »

Here's one from a series of local "folk art" made of found items and suspended from wire beneath Chicago RR bridges. Many of the homeless who reside there under the RR bridges wanted to dress up their abode.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #372 on: October 29, 2014, 07:39:34 pm »

Thanks all. In case anyone is interested in what the "whole" is in my abstract, it is a detail of the Aqua building in Chicago, known for its wavy balconies. Here is another view:

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« Reply #373 on: October 29, 2014, 08:19:35 pm »

Oh, sweet. I think I'm on the wrong thread. Some stunning images here.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #374 on: October 30, 2014, 03:28:29 am »

I really like all the recent posts here.

My own (very loose) definition of an abstract is something like this: "Any image that is interesting or fun to look at, where the interest doesn't lie in what the 'subject' was but rather in the visual effect produced."

In one sense, every "straight" photo is abstracted (via cropping in camera) from the scene in front of the camera, so I don't bother with that formal definition.

But that may be just me.


That was an excellent explanation! Thanks a lot.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #375 on: October 31, 2014, 10:36:46 pm »

both

the entire image could be "abstract" in one sense...or abstracted in another..strictly speaking
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #376 on: November 04, 2014, 11:44:13 pm »

Great work, folks - keep 'em coming!

Mike.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #377 on: November 05, 2014, 04:30:31 pm »

Stockholm.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #378 on: November 05, 2014, 04:56:58 pm »

Stockholm.
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Eerie. Haunting. Good work.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #379 on: November 05, 2014, 05:00:18 pm »

Las Vegas fountain.



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