Pure Abstracts

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  1. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Playing around leads to all sorts of weird and not so wonderful images

    For me a possible source of inspiration for some artwork (not that I paint these days)


    Pure Abstract








     
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  2. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    i could see the 1st and 3rd being printed large for sale in a kirklands or somewhere similar!
     
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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Thanks Eliot

    Though not sure that's a compliment or an observation

    A bit more experimentation & playing & I'll be aiming for the ICA ;)
     
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I like these. Are they photographs of abstract artwork or are they just photographs of everyday stuff shot (and processed) in a highly abstract way? If the former, I like 'em. If the latter, I'm really impressed and am interested in what they are and how you processed them...

    -Ray
     
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  5. ReD

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Not exactly everyday stuff some small 4" square samples of plastic which look like mottled glass - sort of reflections the blue is my camera pp was minimal on 1st & 3rd just cropped / trimmed & deepened the colours a bit
    the second was highly processed
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very cool. I think they all make for compelling abstract images. And they're clearly all yours, so bravo!

    -Ray
     
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  7. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Really, really cool! I like them a lot. Excellent work. Keep feeding us please. ;-)
     
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  8. ReD

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  9. Woody112704

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    Hope you don't mind me throwing one of mine in here. Let me know and I'll remove it if you want. This is the only abstract photo I have done so far. I did that zoom technique with the Olympus 40-150 and I believe I zoomed in. It's actually some of the landscaping that is outside the house shot through a window.

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    abstract(2)a by woody112704, on Flickr
     
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  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    both! :D
     
  11. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Sue
    I love abstracts... there used to be a Redbubble group focussed entirely on abstracts garnered from mundane everyday things, like rusting gates and paint that had gone astray. There was some pretty startling stuff in there. Those people could really *see*. Don't know if its still going, Redbubble turned to crap a couple of years ago.
     
  12. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    _1170669 (2).

    topaz simplify
    this is actually the moon shining thru some tree branches
     
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  13. kyteflyer

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    Sue
    Love Topaz and love this! It just gorrgeous, Eliot!
     
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  14. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    Hey thanks so much!!! :D
     
  15. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

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    Guess?
    I really like those - different :smile:
     
  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    These shots have made me go back and take a look at the "abstracts" I've shot, or tried to. I've tended almost always to shoot stuff that's still readily identifiable but form somewhat abstract images from it. I've never just set out to find some shapes and colors and make images that nobody would have a clue what they were looking at. Mine always seem to have some pretty strongly geometric features. A couple of examples:

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    NYC 4/18/12 by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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    Pier Patterns by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    This may be the most abstract shot I've done, and it was largely by accident that it was quite this abstract. It's just looking up through a clouded glass awning with a guy mopping the top of it on a sunny day. It came out sort of abstract and fooled a lot of people (except for my explanation on Flickr), but I can't say that was my intent.


    NYC 4/5/12 by ramboorider1, on Flickr\

    This re-examination makes me admire what you're doing here that much more. I'm tempted to play around with the idea, but I'm not sure my eye works that way...

    Thanks again for the great images and for the thought provoking nature of the thread...

    -Ray
     
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  17. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    Ray, u have a great eye....... Now don't muck it up;). Lol

    Go crazy n show us what you've got!
     
  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    OK, here's a shot at one. Just a section of a purple bulletin board down on the local college campus. The little bit of text on the scrap of paper to the left is the one clear connection to reality. The rest is just scraps of tape/paper, reflections, color, etc...


    RX1 Walk-43-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    -Ray
     
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  19. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Eliot
    It looked like some aerial spy thermal shot or something! I love it!
     
  20. ReD

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    Mar 27, 2013
    way to go Ray