A bad picture turned into art?

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  1. PropilotBW

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    I was attempting to take a pic of some fall foliage, but my settings were off. Bad picture like most of the others... So I decided to play around and go further abstract, until it reminded me of the work of @PixelRabbit.

    What do you think of the photo?

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    It may be pretty, enjoyable, interesting and even the result of intent, but so what.
    IMO, art is an intent to see, to illuminate, to show.
    If it is a technique applied to everything because it makes the image successful and viewed when it would otherwise be ignored, then its not art.
     
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    Reminds me of Falling Water
     
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Art is subjective, so everybody is entitled to an opinion. I respect your opinion.

    More of the intent was "do you like this photo?"
     
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    Looks like rain. Rain rolling down glass.
     
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    I think it looks almost like a water color painting? at least that's my Personal opinion.
     
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    I think I was intending it to replicate an oil painting
     
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    Art can also be serendipitous.
     
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    No, and it is not art just an accident that has been made to look worse
     
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    I am not getting a really strong "art" vibe from this photo. I don't think this quite rises to the level of art. The concept of "a bad picture turned into art" does not do any favors for either pictures or art.
     
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    Abstract art is a kind of different animal. Instead of looking at an abstract with the normal tools of perception that we use all the time, we need to consider other qualities, such as balance, movement, color or tone, and even emotion to some degree.

    In this example the dark patch (center near the bottom) is distracting, and the remainder doesn't seem to hold a lot of interest for me.
     
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    I like it. :thumbyo:

    I'm not an "art" type but this is like Abstract or Modernism using the camera.

    Don't think of it as a mistake, though you may have bumped the tripod of dropped the camera a bit. PixelRabbit loved taking photos in a moving car .. her first "mistake" was awesome and she continued to use movement to her advantage.

    I can see the tree trunk and can see how the camera was moved for this image.

    Last July 4th (and before) I did some experimentation with moving the camera from point A, around back to point A and included and didn't include zooming in and out. I came out with some interesting photos, such as this one
    [​IMG]20150704_Fireworks-24[/url] by Steve Sklar, on Flickr[/IMG] [​IMG]20150704_Fireworks-24 by Steve Sklar, on Flickr

    a few were more noticeable what I did such as this
    [​IMG]20150704_Fireworks-03 by Steve Sklar, on Flickr

    I also did some camera rotation, zooming, rotating around a campfire for some other interesting photos ==> 20140712_Abstracts_Of_A_Campfire

    It can certainly gets interesting and it's good experimentation.
     
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