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Arlen

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #820 on: October 26, 2015, 06:43:28 pm »

This quirky image qualifies as at least semi-abstract, no?


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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #821 on: October 26, 2015, 08:39:30 pm »

" This quirky image qualifies as at least semi-abstract, no?"

Very cool, really like it Arlen. Both the bird and the tree remind me of doing pans on jackpine trees. A vertical pan leaves behind a similar look and pattern to the woodpecker in motion. It creates a texture which most camera motion images do not have.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #822 on: October 26, 2015, 08:53:37 pm »

Thanks, John. I have to come clean and admit that this one was a happy accident. I had set the camera for aperture priority, and failed to notice than in the shade of the tree, the shutter speed had fallen dangerously low. It was on a monopod so that helped steady the camera, but not the bird.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #823 on: October 26, 2015, 10:10:01 pm »

I went out today and took a few at creek near Hamilton. Used my brother's Nikon camera hand held and the all in one 35-200 equivalent. It was quite liberating to use one lens. Forgot how to use everything. I use Pentax. So got a few underexposed images, which I had to brighten up quite a bit. Here are three; Arlen, notice the one with the texture in the bark. Not a great shot, but shows what I was talking about.





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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #824 on: October 26, 2015, 10:41:10 pm »

Thanks, John. I have to come clean and admit that this one was a happy accident. I had set the camera for aperture priority, and failed to notice than in the shade of the tree, the shutter speed had fallen dangerously low. It was on a monopod so that helped steady the camera, but not the bird.
Arlen, speaking of happy accidents, that's how I got started in Camera movement photography. Had a few happy accidents and saw some on internet and realized I could do those and learn how to make them in a conscious way. That's how I took this one today- a real abstract using the colours of autumn that all result in shapes and lines- and a happy flare!

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #825 on: October 26, 2015, 11:45:55 pm »

More real treats, Arlen and John R. Thanks!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #826 on: October 27, 2015, 06:39:23 am »

I never seem to get tired of those movement photos… Fantastic stuff!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #827 on: October 27, 2015, 02:19:09 pm »

I see what you mean about the bark, John. Very interesting. All of those shots are really compelling. As I've said before, you are the master of this sort of thing, and I always enjoy seeing more of them.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #828 on: October 27, 2015, 03:09:08 pm »

This quirky image qualifies as at least semi-abstract, no?


I like!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #829 on: October 27, 2015, 03:10:34 pm »

Something to wake up the ABSTRACTS thread.
I don't comment a lot but I always enjoy this thread.  Keep them coming.
Chuck

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John R

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #830 on: October 27, 2015, 11:17:01 pm »

I like to play from time time with images because we have a "creative" competition in club. So I stripped this image of the very noisy background of dark grasses. While I work on trying to create something, it occurred to me this is fine abstract style image in its own right.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #831 on: October 28, 2015, 12:18:30 am »

It's very nice, John.
But I wouldn't have identified it as yours, since everything visible is sharp and stationary. But it works!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #832 on: November 03, 2015, 02:47:11 pm »

I have best looking car door handle in all of Toronto.

« Last Edit: November 04, 2015, 12:11:41 am by John R »
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #833 on: November 03, 2015, 03:30:23 pm »

John, you should have sanded off the bodywork rust...

;-)

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #834 on: November 03, 2015, 06:47:47 pm »

IMGP0951-Edit by Matt Burt, on Flickr
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #835 on: November 04, 2015, 03:58:16 am »

IMGP0951-Edit by Matt Burt, on Flickr

I like gritty; also very reminiscent of the 30s journalistic fashion... so Russian!

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« Reply #836 on: November 04, 2015, 12:39:38 pm »

I like gritty; also very reminiscent of the 30s journalistic fashion... so Russian!

Rob C

Thanks! Not really familiar with 30s journalistic fashion or how this seems Russian. I just liked the visual impact of those shapes rising from the darkness. This is from a hotel room window overlooking a rooftop with skylights.

Off to Google to find 30s journalistic fashion references...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #837 on: November 04, 2015, 02:54:38 pm »

I have best looking car door handle in all of Toronto.



not to detract from your fine photograph but theres something about the image aside from the posrtion occupied by the door handle that bears an eerie similarity a certain painting By Expressionist artist Edvard Munch  entitled "The Scream".

Its truly uncanny
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #838 on: November 04, 2015, 03:10:46 pm »

not to detract from your fine photograph but theres something about the image aside from the posrtion occupied by the door handle that bears an eerie similarity a certain painting By Expressionist artist Edvard Munch  entitled "The Scream".

Its truly uncanny

Well spoted:

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #839 on: November 04, 2015, 05:27:55 pm »

Nice abstract, Michael.

And nice catch, Slobodan. I thought something looked a little familiar about the shot, but I didn't catch on until you pointed it out.
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