JANUARY THEME: "Abstract"

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  • #2699
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    Ian McNab
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    Dee >>> Thanks! I guess if it’s abstract you shouldn’t know what it is. Success at last!!! ūüėČ

     

    #2727
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    Sparkles

    Effervesence

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    #2729
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    Spiral form

    Spiral form

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    #2730
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    Spherical form

    Spherical form

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    #2731
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    Love the colours and out of focus effect on the first one Ian.¬† The spiral looks like it’s coming to get me ….. a bit worrying ūüėČ ¬†¬† I am personally struggling with the subject this month.¬† Hopefully I’ll manage something soon.

    #2732
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    You will like this–not a lot!!! will also post the original¬† to compare.¬† ( Topaz¬† lens/ split image–Topaz¬† adjst.5¬†¬† /Dayglow—–Topaz lens/ Pinhole.)

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    HOT TILE ROOF

    #2740
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    Hi Ian, I think you fine ‘Winter’ B&W image had a good tonal range, but there’s a lot going on with all those wondering lines. I suppose that’s what makes it an abstract image. As the nest of lines make a group I think form a frame for the bird or whatever it is!. The ‘sparkles’ picture is a true abstract for me and looks like it came strait out of a modern art gallery. I probably would have either cropped or darkened the left hand 1/4. The bright dots really pull the eye.¬† I like the spiral worm or whatever it is. The sepia colour and differential focus works well. Can you get the tip any sharper? I’m not sure if I’m to keen on the spherical form as I feel it’s to tight in the frame and needs the contrast increasing a bit. But it it does meet the criteria of being abstract as I’m not certain what it is. I think it’s a light shade?

    I think Ken’s getting to grips this this abstract theme by using his creative post processing techniques. It just shows how you can transform an ordinary looking subject into something creative. I like the first roof tiles creation best. Now I’ve seen what the team are up to I’ll have a go!

     

    #2741
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    I took a simple photo of some white artext at an angle using a wide aperture so the focus would blur out towards the background. Then I followed Ken’s idea of adding some post production interest. In Photoshop I painted the graduation tool on a new layer with a 50% opacity. I experimented with different blend modes and think the 2 below gave the most interesting results. Thanks for the inspiration Ken.

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    Above: Layer blend mode set to Colour’.
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    Above: Layer blend mode set to ‘DarkColour’.

    #2744
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    January Entry – “Natural Pollock”

    Natural Pollock

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    #2747
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    Peter its almost like light from prism. Must say I like the second with the dark corner.
    Ian now I am intrigued /simpleyet complex. Takes a lot to produce abstract with no colour but you have. The clue is not in the title is it. Lets get Delores judgement.

    #2751
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    I think your abstarct theme this month is giving members food for thought. Its good to see people attempt it even if it is outside their comfort zone. Kens tiles are a great take on abtraction and Petes use of the everyday then adding colour is eyecatching. Nice to see Ians “Jack the drippers” theme on abstraction. Must do more myself.

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    #2753
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    Thanks for your comments folks. I agree with you Ken, I think my second effort with dark corner is better of my two.

    Ian, I’m afraid you’ll have to explain the title ‘Natural Pollock’ to me. Is it a shot of the reflection of trees in water? It reminds me of a 1960s LP album, but I cant remember which one

    #2758
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    Pete >>> ¬†Ah, now… I’m not ¬†sure I should say too much about how it was done – it might spoil the mystery! As for the LP , was it The Beatles “Revolver”?…

    #2759
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    Well Peter–think I am on the track–not the LP.¬†¬† Ian”s mystery¬† Natural Pollock. I thought ” fillet de plie engoujon”¬†¬† with salt and PS.¬† But my thinking¬† now is its a doggies head.

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