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Rob C

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #980 on: December 15, 2015, 03:56:04 pm »

Patricia,

Love the shot; love, too, the interpretation that I was reading doom where none existed.

There's something in a cup. This is not a prelude to burlesque.

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« Reply #981 on: December 15, 2015, 06:45:13 pm »

I liked it better than the non reflection
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #982 on: December 15, 2015, 08:51:42 pm »

Eric, Diego, Rob... I find myself musing if time passing while poking around in the abstract, isn't (for me at least), seeking to see outside an old skin waiting too long to slough off...taking a chance on a (life) line to no certain destination seems to whisper "just jump!"

Thank you.
And Diego, I am still enjoying watching you stay open enough to experiment with that which you find yourself near...keep it up! Almost child like unconditional curiosity and experiment is indeed to be celebrated.

Well, for me personally is more a matter of enjoying the feeling of being amazed by the train of thought that an abstract image gives me, no matter how irrational or useless those thoughts may be.
Something like "...it looks like and horse. I wonder what's the smell of an horse. Maybe it's something like eating a carob. I ate a carob as a child, when I went to sicily..." and so on.

On "child like unconditional curiosity and experiment" I agree with you 100%: I hope to stay childishly curious all my life. :)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #983 on: December 15, 2015, 08:55:13 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #984 on: December 15, 2015, 11:38:58 pm »

I hope to stay childishly curious all my life. :)
Well said, Diego. As far as I'm concerned, that's what this thread is all about.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #985 on: December 16, 2015, 01:24:10 am »

Water and Glass

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #986 on: December 16, 2015, 04:15:33 am »

Really cool, I like it.

Thank you, it's one of the reasons that I envy the film world: that transition from one thing to another that you get when you focus a long lens at different extremes of distance is always lost in stills - you just can't express motion in a single frame, and it isn't about blur lines.

Was a time, on our terrace, that I'd point a lens over the hedge and at something a few hundred yards away - or even at a small tree just fifty yards away, and the feeling as the top of the hedge went from crisp to blur, the sunlit leaves changing shape like that, was magical. The solid world turned liquid without having altered at all.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #987 on: December 16, 2015, 05:20:35 am »

Chatting pods.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #988 on: December 16, 2015, 10:10:32 am »

Chatting pods.


And all three giving birth to snails!

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #989 on: December 16, 2015, 10:18:24 am »

Well, for me personally is more a matter of enjoying the feeling of being amazed by the train of thought that an abstract image gives me, no matter how irrational or useless those thoughts may be.
Something like "...it looks like and horse. I wonder what's the smell of an horse. Maybe it's something like eating a carob. I ate a carob as a child, when I went to sicily..." and so on.


There's another thing happens: I often find myself with the caption well before I see the picture lying somewhere waiting for me.

There's a mixture of opinion regarding captions, and whether they help or hinder the enjoyment of the 'viewer' and I have to admit, my opinion is that the picture belongs to the photographer, and it's up to him/her to indicate what it means to him or to her. Equally, the shooter has the right to refrain from writing anything. I'm not certain there's necessarily credit in casting one's creation out into the world without a birth certificate.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #990 on: December 16, 2015, 12:42:02 pm »

My congratulations to Mike D. B. for bringing this thread to 1000 posts, with his "Chatting pods!"

Nice photo, and definitely not a cliché.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #991 on: December 16, 2015, 02:49:28 pm »

Rob, snails is what most see.  But they ain't.

Eric, I wasn't counting.  Maybe I should play the lottery this week!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #992 on: December 16, 2015, 04:39:39 pm »

Late night, longish exposure, sodium vapour lighting...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #993 on: December 16, 2015, 07:22:43 pm »

My turn

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #994 on: December 16, 2015, 09:05:42 pm »

I can find all sorts of faces and creatures above the dark stripe. I interpret the stripe as representing the River Styx, perhaps.

Nice.

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« Reply #995 on: December 17, 2015, 05:37:20 am »

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« Reply #996 on: December 17, 2015, 05:49:37 am »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #997 on: December 17, 2015, 05:57:22 am »

Thank you.
Glad you liked it ! :)
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« Reply #998 on: December 17, 2015, 07:01:55 am »

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« Reply #999 on: December 17, 2015, 07:16:13 am »

Antonio: bravo, I like very much :-)
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