Abstract #29

by Harry Cartner
(London, Ontario, Canada)

I'll let you folks figure out what it is.

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Worn by wind and tide

by Coralie Smith
(Motueka, New Zealand)

ancient abstract

ancient abstract

ancient abstract

A clue is that I found this abstract item at the beach above the high tide mark at Awaroa on the Abel Tasman National Park. It has been there for years and I have walked past it many times. A close up shot showed its worn and weathered. Some sharpening and colour adjustment brought out the colour.

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Entry

by Stefanie
(Sydeny, Australia)

Doors are fascinating me as they reflect a transition to something new.

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Imagination

by Margaret Harris
(Motueka NZ)

Playing with my new macro lens filling in time at a motel.
Saw this in a headlight of a car

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Kaleidoscope

by Wendy Reeve
(Motueka, NZ)

I was watching my grandchildren playing with a kaleidoscope and began to wonder if the patterns could be captured. The results were fascinating - opening up a whole world of fantasy. Unfortunately, with just a 'point and click' camera and no tripod handy, many turned out a little fuzzy as I got to grips with juggling camera and kaleidoscope. Although this entry is not as sharp as I would like, I just wanted to show something of the magical and abstract world inside a kaleidoscope.

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Wandering Branches

by Gloria Rosner
(Westchester County, NY)

I saw this reflection of tree branches in the water. This is what I came up with when I added an effect from my photo editor.

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Last Waves

by Alida
(Ancaster, ON, Canada)

Last Waves

Last Waves

The Ivor Wynne Stadium is about to be demolished. This image simulates the last waves of applause rising from the bleachers. Some horizontal movement of the camera turned this into a colourful abstract.

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Dizzy

by Brian Palmer
(Whitby, ON)

As a kid, I remember closing my eyes and spinning myself around until I was so dizzy, I fell down. When I opened my eyes, to world seemed to still be spinning.

This photo was made after dark by the light from nearby street lights. I started to make a photo of some flowers in a bed but there was insufficient light to get a good image even with a high ISO. So, if you can't beat it, feature it. I reduced the ISO to 800, and closed the diaphragm to about f/11 producing a shutter speed of 2 s. AS I pressed the shutter, I tired manually moving the camera in different ways. I was pleased with the results when I rotated the camera.
I think before I try this again, I will look for a better way to spin the camera while making the exposure.

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Is it real?

by Manfred Meilinger
(Wasaga Beach, ON)

This image was created at Shaw's Maple Sugar Bush in Orillia.
Early spring, slightly foggy day with snow patches around. It is an in camera multiple exposure using a super wide angle lens. For each exposure the camera and tripod was moved to a different location. A different focal length was used for each exposure. My thinking was, "the heck with reality". Therefore it's not real.
Cheers
Manfred

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Stickman's Shadow

by Stephen
(Toronto, ON, Canada)

Iron sculpture in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Weathered

by Todd Richardson

This was actually taken by my 13 year old daughter. I was very happy that she is developing a good eye for photography ...

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Desperation

by patricia
(Dolan Springs Az U.S.A.)

Major distortion in natures garden of beauty

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Harmony

by Pierre Falzon
(Pickering, Ontario, Canada)

This image was for the most part processed in camera with some cropping and lighting and colour controls in Photoshop.

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Fragmented Degrees

by Ron Chalecki
(Hamilton ON Canada)

This image is of shattered glass from a scrapyard truck's broken windshield. The light was catching the glass just right, and with the help of my Polarizer and a little CS5 tweaking, enhanced the colours a little more.

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Painted Mountains

by Eleni Markoulis
(Toronto, ON, Canada)

This is my favorite blouse. It was sitting in the laundry basket waiting to be ironed. The blouse is actually a lot more blue/green than in this photo and as I walked by, it reminded me of mountains lush with greenery, so I grabbed my camera. I made a copy of the image, turned it into a black and white and then turned the BW image into a negative. I then used photoshop to blend the negative BW image, and the original image together. If I recall, this was the "Overlay" blend.

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Distortion

by Charles Luker
(San Angelo, TX USA)

Julie, just for fun, I decided to let the viewers draw their own conclusions. :0)

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RARE LIGHTS

by sandeep
(chennai, India)

MY FIRST PHOTO WITH SONY A 37

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Inner Reflections

by Rick Adams
(Nashville, TN, U.S.A.)

I found this part of the reflector at the end of our driveway. I was curious what a macro of the inside of it looked like, and now I know.

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LITE RUSH

by LUIS A VERA
(LAFLIN, PA, USA)

LITE RUSH

LITE RUSH

THIS IS MY INTERPRETATION OF A SIMPLE SCENE TO EXPRESS PERCEPTION OF RUSH. THE SUTTLE ELEMENTS, MOSTLY REPRESENTED BY COLORS AND THE CAN'T MISS ALL SEEING EYE ADD ABSTRACT ELEMENTS REPRESENTING SOME ASPECTS OF DAILY RUSH. THE MOVEMENT IS ACHIEVED BY THE ZOOMING ACTION.

THE REAL SCENE WAS 4 WINDOWS OF A BRICK BUILDING AS THE RAIN DROPS DISTORED THEIR IMAGE ON THE WINDSHIELD OF MY CAR.

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND FOR THE LETTING ME SHARE A BIT OF MY ART WITH YOU.

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Sunset

by David Colton
(San Diego, CA, USA)

A picture of low tide sand patterns at the San Diego River estuary (Ocean Beach dog park) at sunset. Software tweeking included changing to a negative image, modifing color and light balance, and some cropping until it looked right to me.

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Approaching Storm

by David Weyman
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Approaching storm 4 seconds earlier

Taken on Lake Windermere at Invermere, B.C.

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Bubbles

by Lorna
(Saskatchewan, Canada)

This abstract is simply bubbles in our fish pond. The colours are created by the reflections of the trees behind the pond and the goldfish in the pond.

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Groovy!

by John
(Hong Kong)

I would be happy to say what this subject is if nobody can guess what it is : )

After uploading, the colour's a bit brighter on Julie's website than on my screen, but that's fine with me! : )

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Dune Rhythm

by Larry Monczka
(Port Ryerse, Ontario, Canada)

Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley California is a great location to practise abstract photography.

Directional light on the ever shifting sands creates visually interesting patterns at the top and tail of the day.

In this high key stitched panorama, I eliminated all sense of scale and texture to concentrate on subtle tonal variations which form sensuous flowing shapes.

Abstract images demand strong composition to succeed when there is no apparent "subject".

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Rosetopia

by Hannah L.
(Bay Roberts, Newfoundland)

It's pretty obvious what this image is, but can anyone guess how I added the abstraction? Hint: no post processing effects were used except for a bit of white around the edge.

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