Playing with some abstract ideas

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  1. Aayria

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    I thought I'd take a break from hounding my children with the camera (paparazzi mommy?) and play around with some abstract ideas.

    I came up with this shot and for some reason, even though it's quite plain, I really like it quite a bit:) Does this work, or do you think I could have achieved the idea more nicely doing (x, y, z...)? Thanks for taking a look!

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    i like it. has quite a graphical look to it. rotated anti-clockwise through 90 degrees may look good. the lighting could possibly be tweaked..but then again the slight vignetting adds to the overall look, i think. nice, spontaneous idea.
     
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    it is a mirror, abstract should be something unidentifiable, that makes the viewer question the subject and really delve into their imagination to determine what exactly they see in the photo.

    imo.
     
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    maybe from a different angle this would work? Maybe if you put your camera flush with the wall and then took the pic of the edge of the mirror?

    I du no, I'm still new and I still suck :) lol
     
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    Cool. A tighter crop would disguise that the object is a mirror. Try that to make the photo "more" abstract.
     
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    This is pretty funny coming from you. :lmao:
     
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    I like it, it has a certain visual appeal.
     
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    I think it is fine how it is. If anything, getting a little more of the mirror into the frame. You have those fantastic 3 colored vertical lines in there that should be brought out a little more, to balance all the white space. Also, the softeness of those lines contrast to the very strong dark curved lines of the mirrors frame.

    This is a great example of looking around you to find interesting abstract compositions of lines.
     
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    I like it!

    I like the colors and the fact that it makes me wonder what I'm looking at
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! I liked the 3 vertical lines in it as well... but they were totally unintentional! I spent the longest time trying to figure out how that happened =P As for not being a true abstract photo, maybe it would be more correct to consider it simply looking at something common in a different way? Somebody around here had that quote in there signature and it really stuck with me: "Photography isn't so much about what you see, but how you see it." =)

    Laguna- My husband spent a while trying to figure out what this was a picture of and I had to tell him, even though he sees that mirror every day! LOL

    And bitter- I hadn't even realized how this might tie in with that "lines" project I'd seen so many people working on. I think it was primarily the contrast of the dark curve of the mirror that I liked against the soft blue wall. I was just picking up the room after taking pictures of (suprise) my son again, and when I stood up the corner of the mirror caught my eye in a different way than it had the thousand other times I've passed by it. Maybe that's what photography does when you take it up as a serious hobby? You really do start to "see" things differently....

    I appreciate all the thoughtful replies, it really is encouraging to me, still being pretty new to all of this!
     

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