Abstracts for c and c

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  1. MHRISH

    MHRISH TPF Noob!

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    I took these photos recently and I can't really decide if I like them or not. I have gotten some positive comments on them, but I would like the opinion of the people on this board. I know most of you are brutally honest and that is what I want.

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    #1 kinds qualifies as an abstract. It's not a real good one though. Having said that, I am much more interested in smaller sections of the image. I think if you went macro, you could pull out some interesting images. This image is overpowering with too much pattern and color. Also pay attention to symmetry. The little center circle either needs to be centered, or put it on a thirds intersection. Right now it just looks sloppy. So keep symmetry, or throw it way off. The in between is weak.



    #2 not really abstract. A large part of abstract art is leaving the viewer guessing what they are looking at. Abstraction relies heavily on composition and color to creat mood or emotion and *suggest* a "story" to the viewer. To get a shot like this to work, you have to rely on editing to pull this away from reality. Go b&w, try really upping the contrast. That kinda thing.

    Keep trying. Succesful abstracts can be tough.
     
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    ^^^the above crop ain't bad...
     
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    See!
     
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    That crop improves that image by about 4x, nicely done white.
     
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    Deff impressed with the crop and b&w.
     
  8. MHRISH

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    Thank you all for your comments. Bitter, I see what you mean about number 1. That is why I stated I had som reservations about it. Also White, thanks for the edit. I learn so much from reading all your comments on my photos and other's photos too.
     
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    Well done White.
     
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    Currently TRIPPING BALLS in this thread.
     
  11. KmH

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    Bitter summed up pretty good. The left side of #1 is kind dark and it's quite a busy image. White did a nice crop.
    I did an edit. I flipped it 180° to get the central crystal up on the eye line and cropped it to get the crystal closer to a ROT power point. Then I did some of this, and some of that. I also did an even more abstract second version:
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    Kinda' early in the day to be high, isn't it?

    Regardless, the crops and edits here look pretty good.
     

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