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John R

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1880 on: February 21, 2017, 03:15:07 pm »

Wonderful JNB. Those striations are mesmerizing.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1881 on: February 21, 2017, 03:20:14 pm »

This image was taken in somewhat heavy overcast light and so is a little flat - very little specular light. But I thought the graphic pattern was strong, so I took the shot anyway.

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« Reply #1882 on: February 21, 2017, 07:51:04 pm »

This image was taken in somewhat heavy overcast light and so is a little flat - very little specular light. But I thought the graphic pattern was strong, so I took the shot anyway.

In addition to the strong graphic quality and appealing composition, I like the random reflections in the windows.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1883 on: February 21, 2017, 09:14:37 pm »

In addition to the strong graphic quality and appealing composition, I like the random reflections in the windows.
Yes.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1884 on: February 23, 2017, 11:48:16 am »

It was a beautiful foggy day yesterday, so we went out looking for woodland areas to photograph. Kind of dangerous to park on the shoulder when the fog is so thick. But went to this area where we found a more suitable place to park. Here is one result that I played around with.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1885 on: February 23, 2017, 07:40:41 pm »

Lovely, John.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1886 on: February 23, 2017, 10:58:37 pm »

Thank you Eric. Here is a second image from the same outing. More abstract and surreal than the first image.



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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1887 on: February 23, 2017, 11:35:20 pm »

Hi John,

Curiously, to me, the previous one has just the right abstract and surreal quality, while this one is slightly less exciting (to me).

But these inspire me to try again to find some blurry tree photos. I tried some quite a whiile back, inspired by your earliest moving forest images, but I didn't get anything that was worth posting. It obviously takes a lot of practice and a good eye to get to your level.

Cheers,
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1888 on: February 23, 2017, 11:56:36 pm »

Try 1/8-1/4 sec with moderate telephoto, like 50mm and up (70-200 zoom is good) . You can use 1/15, but then you really have to move the camera a little faster. Use small fluid movements, not jerky. Trigger shutter same time as you start movement, it's almost instantaneous. If you use wider lens, try at 1/4 of sec to ensure blur is transmitted. If on long end, say 200mm, movement is more erratic due to hand and body movement, slight movement produces greater and exaggerated effects, so be judicious. Now it's up to you to find the right subject matter!

Good luck!!

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1889 on: February 24, 2017, 08:45:02 am »

Try 1/8-1/4 sec with moderate telephoto, like 50mm and up (70-200 zoom is good) . You can use 1/15, but then you really have to move the camera a little faster. Use small fluid movements, not jerky. Trigger shutter same time as you start movement, it's almost instantaneous. If you use wider lens, try at 1/4 of sec to ensure blur is transmitted. If on long end, say 200mm, movement is more erratic due to hand and body movement, slight movement produces greater and exaggerated effects, so be judicious. Now it's up to you to find the right subject matter!

Good luck!!

JR
Sounds right.

It reminds me of the old one about "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?"
The answer is "Practice, practice, practice!"

Eric
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1890 on: February 24, 2017, 09:01:19 am »

Sounds right.

It reminds me of the old one about "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?"
The answer is "Practice, practice, practice!"

Eric


Huh, I was driving down to England from Scotland one year in the mid-70s and stopped somewhere to ask directions that my local map didn't make clear. I got out of the car in some High Street or another and asked a passing pedestrian if he knew the way to Luton and he said yes, thanks! Had I been bigger, I'd probably have spent the night in jail.

Assholes are nothing new.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1891 on: February 25, 2017, 02:21:23 pm »

Red Riding Hood and the wolf.

My first thought.I can't help it.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1892 on: February 25, 2017, 02:39:41 pm »

Red Riding Hood and the wolf.

My first thought.I can't help it.

I like your imagination! Wish I'd thought of that.

;-)

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1893 on: February 25, 2017, 03:16:22 pm »

It's the best kind of image that can be "read" in different ways.

Nice one, Rob (and Red Riding Hood).
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1894 on: February 25, 2017, 07:59:29 pm »

reminds me of the scene in Jurassic park where the T-Rex puts his eye to the toilet window.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1895 on: February 26, 2017, 04:38:34 am »

Thought I might put this here...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1896 on: February 26, 2017, 08:29:05 am »

Nice, Graham.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1897 on: February 26, 2017, 11:14:49 am »

From Glacier Point, Yosemite
 
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1898 on: February 26, 2017, 01:14:55 pm »

Very sensuous, Hugh.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1899 on: February 26, 2017, 01:33:47 pm »

Very sensuous, Hugh.

Stop right there!

This sort of image should be banned for its indecency! If it's not good enough for Fuji (officially) to tolerate, then why must we be forced to look? It could make us go blind!
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