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Eric Myrvaagnes

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1580 on: November 10, 2016, 01:50:47 pm »

I haven't posted any pix here in a while, so I think I'd better get at it.
Here are four taken in a walk around the Brookline Reservoir the other day, including two variants of one location (the "cropped" version was done in camera, not in LightRoom). I'm curious which of these you discerning folks like better.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1581 on: November 10, 2016, 03:59:03 pm »

Some of your shots remind me of fishing nets. You definitely chose to give these an abstract viewpoint.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1582 on: November 10, 2016, 04:03:42 pm »

Whenever I see a carpet of newly fallen leaves, I can't resist photographing what I call a "tapestry of riches." I think most of us feel the same way when it comes to autumn foliage. But it is not always easy to make a scene with so much colour into a reasonably successful composition. And when the light gets harsh, I experiment and try to weave the remaining shapes into my composition. This is one.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1583 on: November 10, 2016, 04:25:15 pm »

Eric, at first sight I thought that the cropped tangled veggie image was my clear favorite, but after more study I can see the charms of the uncropped version. I might have to look at them a few more times to come to a firm decision.

John, I think you succeeded in your fall color composition. I struggle with the same problem, and end up rejecting most fall foliage shots; as well as letting a few get by that probably should have been rejected. Letting them sit until winter before final judgement facilitates objectivity, but then who wants to see autumn colors in winter?
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1584 on: November 10, 2016, 05:34:42 pm »

Thank you, John and Arlen.

John, one thing I always enjoy about your "abstracts" is that while some might think they are in some sense "painterly," in fact your departures from literal reality make use of strictly photographic techniques, such as camera movement, etc., etc.

The recent ones succeed very much in emphasizing the essentials of the scene, quite beautifully.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1585 on: November 11, 2016, 09:36:42 am »

I haven't posted any pix here in a while, so I think I'd better get at it.
Here are four taken in a walk around the Brookline Reservoir the other day, including two variants of one location (the "cropped" version was done in camera, not in LightRoom). I'm curious which of these you discerning folks like better.

Nice set Eric.  I opt for #2 because I think the added context and color provide a bit more psychological depth (if that means anything).
Chuck
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1586 on: November 11, 2016, 10:00:50 am »

Nice set Eric.  I opt for #2 because I think the added context and color provide a bit more psychological depth (if that means anything).
Chuck
Thanks, Chuck.
I think I agree with you. I took that one first, and then zoomed in for the closer version.
Maybe Russ is right: Cropping doesn't work, even if done in camera (unless it's your first choice of view).   ;)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1587 on: November 11, 2016, 03:42:06 pm »

I tried cleaning them...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1588 on: November 11, 2016, 04:47:48 pm »

Nice one, Graham!
We don't want no Dirty Abstracts here, or we might hafta censor them! :o
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1589 on: November 11, 2016, 05:40:41 pm »

or we might hafta censor them! :o    (and then sensor them too)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1590 on: November 11, 2016, 05:43:40 pm »

At the low and howling...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1591 on: November 11, 2016, 06:01:36 pm »

Very fine.  Goes great with the Tempranillo-Cabernet blend I just uncorked.
Chuck
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1592 on: November 11, 2016, 08:19:48 pm »

How long ago? Should be ready to go by now, the robust chili is ready to scoop into bowls just as my fingers thawed....WHAT?! You didn't set a glass aside? OK, to the cellar for something darkly luscious... Or maybe even a black and tan... thanks for the tasting anyway, sorry to miss the pairing  ;)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1593 on: November 12, 2016, 09:53:21 am »

I don't know Rob, looks like Graham spiffed up that glass pretty well ahead of your arrival. I clearly see Q & A.  ;)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1594 on: November 12, 2016, 10:07:30 am »

I don't know Rob, looks like Graham spiffed up that glass pretty well ahead of your arrival. I clearly see Q & A.  ;)
That's just what I was thinking.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1595 on: November 12, 2016, 11:19:43 am »

Would you settle for , as in bent cedilla? That's as far as I can allow myself to stretch reportage.

I can understand, though, why folks would only drink from a bottle they opened themselves...

;-)

Rob

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1596 on: November 12, 2016, 11:49:12 am »

   C'est bien, a ~
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1597 on: November 12, 2016, 02:16:33 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1598 on: November 12, 2016, 03:38:51 pm »

This lovely, antique-like lamp has been through the mill. When I first bought it 30 years ago, everyone wanted it. Especially when it would cast warm glow from the tungsten lights. In the last few years, most want to throw it out. But since I discovered it is a goldmine for helping me "see", I hope it will render more possibilities in the coming years.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1599 on: November 12, 2016, 03:48:25 pm »

Now that should have been selected at the editorial meeting of the new architectural magazine with the lead article, "Old Friends become Bright and New" subbed "Minimal, Clean and Highly Sought"
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