January 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm #2825
Well it’s not brilliant but I had a go! 🙂 Thanks folks.January 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm #2828
I much prefer the Red Spot now it has more definition Ian. It didn’t look as real before.January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm #2829
I much prefer the Red Spot now it has more definition Ian. It didn’t look as real before.
Ah, but did it look more abstract??? 😉January 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm #2840
Bill Brandt meets Jackson Pollock in the deep midwinter!…
(View large on black here)Fujifilm X100 23mm 1/100s f/2.0 ISO 500 Natural light LR 4.3; Silver Efex Pro2January 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm #2841
(View large on black here)Fujifilm X100 23mm 1/850s f/2.8 ISO 200 Natural light LR 4.3January 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm #2842
First version was less abstract … more artificial if that makes sense. On your new two I like how the water looks like a ballerina en pointe. I would cut off the bottom on the trees. What do others think? Dancer is probably my favourite.January 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm #2843
Congratulations folks, some great ideas here – perhaps best “theme” yet!January 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm #2857
Ken, thanks for showing us the original scissor image. I can now see how much more creative the second photo is.
I like the idea of Ian’s Brandt/Pollack shot, but I find it too confusing for me. sorry. I’m not sure what I would have done in that situation. Perhaps gone in close at an angle and used differential focus to make part of it stand out from the rest?
The second image uses that technique and I feel that it makes it a better photo than the first. I may be missing the point of the first image though. I think the second image would have worked better in black and white as well. Sorry to be so critical!January 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm #2859
Good comments Peter. Jackson Pollock died in a car crash so his end was a bit like his work really. You just have to trust that he wasn’t a complete faker and then you might see something. The trees only remind us of Pollack’s work because they resemble a jumbly mass, when in fact neither the trees nor Pollack’s stuff is exactly that.
I really like the dancer’s leg!
I forget the name of the guy who chucked paint on a canvas stood in the exhaust of a jet – wonder he didn’t get splattered on the canvas too!January 23, 2013 at 8:52 pm #2860
Pete / John >>> thanks for your comments. I’m sure you appreciate that the Brandt/Pollock image is tongue in cheek: I hope the title gives that away. Thanks for kind comments about ‘Dancer’. (I tried it as BW, Pete, but it doesn’t work as well because there’s not enough tonal separation between figure and ground in mono: it needs the colour to make that strong enough.)January 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm #2861
Peter –you are not hyper-critical-I for one have learnt so much from you which you always explain like the “Officer and Gentleman” you are.January 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm #2866
Forgot to explain how I did glass abstract. F1/8, 250 sec, ISO 800. It is 2 curvy glass bottles on a shelf. Shot in the evening, lights off, one angle poise causing the colours to reflect on the wall and cropped. Colours slightly boosted and smoothed in Topaz adjust5.January 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm #2868
Very nice as well Delores. Did you use ISO 800 so as to avoid using a tripod.??Its worked whatever. Did you mean F8??January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm #2872
Sorry Ken F/1.8 it was handheld in low light ( apart from the offset angle poise to get the colours to disperse ) so I used the 50mm prime lens. Just a play about.January 29, 2013 at 10:43 am #2949
Quick! Only two days left!!!
Just two days to go before this theme closes, so if you haven’t got round to posting your experiments with abstracts yet, you need to be quick. 🙂
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