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    Re: M8 Abstracts...

    one more
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    Mike - I really like that last one you posted. The processing is wonderful.

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    Mike,

    I second what cmb said, excellent treatment.

    Tim,

    Wonderful shots!

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    Mike:

    I like them too -- cool processing on the bottom one, great framing on the top one.
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    MW: Those are great; I especially like the top one. Regards. DR

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    Thanks!
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    I rather like the ones that you have to work to see the abstraction
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    it's been going on for a while; abstraction I mean.
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    I like this human abstractions
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    I hadn't noticed this renasans detail
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    Any thought is an abstraction so we ARE abstraction. What I find chalenging about fotography is that 99% of us (humans) think we have the monopoly on it and still think that a picture is true to its subject (or it represents it).

    I guess it is just a really big lie.

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    even the most realistic pornografic picture is an abstraction so ain't we just kitch?

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    So here is an abstraction of an abstraction. Just bein really presumtious.

    Earth abstract
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    Water
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    Sky
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    I read the other day that the Incas didn't leave any writing documents because did it through knitting and the documents where in the end cloth that rot.
    I am wandering how this things looked? where they beautiful?

    A digital document is just that; information. Can you wright a poem in an image file? can you tell your life story through images?

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    for me this is the most abstract picture that I seen in this forum and I don't know why.

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1533

    abst. seems to have to do a lot with scale for me. A detail of a very large image shows something very different than if you see it hole.
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    Re: M8 Abstracts...

    more mundane.

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    Morning light on my slate entryway...

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    [QUOTE=gero;31221]I read the other day that the Incas didn't leave any writing documents because did it through knitting and the documents where in the end cloth that rot.
    I am wandering how this things looked? where they beautiful?
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    We generally think of abstraction as of form (into geometric shapes, a shape or group of shapes that we can't figure out) these "abstract" form can trigger our imagination.

    But it can be, also, of space (a place) or of time or both. This sometimes is cataloged as nostalgia or kitch (cursi) but it might be a grate place to experiment. Or maybe formal abstraction is related to the Avantgard art (where it was at some time experimental) and therefor it's "cool".

    I guess they are just tools that we can use to express, be more literal or discrete etc... but the most literal can be the most discrete.

    so there
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    I am starting to remaind myself of an Mexican actor called Cantinflas. I wish

    http://www.biografiasyvidas.com/biog...cantinflas.htm

    "Ahí está el detalle"
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    In spite of all the narrative, I like that last shot of the people with the sky behind them. Maybe not for the reasons you selected it as an example of abstraction, but I like it nonetheless.

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    thank you Mr. Smith


    but I'll try to prove you wrong:

    In terms of time;
    1-the two girls are sisters and the small one look's very much the same as the big one in pictures of her when she was the same age.
    2-there is also the age reference in the background of the mother and child. this reasures the pairs.
    3-It is just simply a digital snap of time,place and event which just changes in relevance to where and when you see it again. (in 2,000 years when we all live in mars?)

    In terms of space;
    1- for anyone that looks at it they know that it is outside, day etc... (in this earth)
    2- for me, It remanids me of Veracruz (which I like) but that feeling would change if an earthcuake would hit that place.
    3- and you like the sky but that would change if I told you it was shot in las vegas inside a large hotel

    In terms of form;
    You might like the abstract definition of the edge of the sky or the high shadow definition where you can hint the eyes of the small girl that I got by lowering the contrast in the M8 RAW file.
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    You might have been right.

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    Well, umm, ok. If you say so. I like the way the girls' hair is blowing around in the air. The sense of evening light. A comfortable group, happy to be together.

    Whether any of that is true doesn't change how I feel about it. Your words do not add or detract from the photo in any way.

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    It is true and I think I like it also for the same reason
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    Here are a couple of more that I hope you like
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    other
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    Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5 (f4.0, 1/30, 160, Flash). Camera BW jpeg. In-camera setting: Low sharpening, High Contrast, EV +2/3. Post Processing: A bit - exposure, brightness, and luminance.

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    Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5 (f4.0, 1/30, 160, Flash). Camera BW jpeg. In-camera setting: Low sharpening, High Contrast, EV +2/3. Post Processing: A bit - exposure, brightness, and luminance.[/QUOTE]

    I like that Image, it looks like a old leg.. I'm surprised with the in-camera B&W capabilities....I think I'll try it.
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    a few older ones from the M8.. at the Portland Airport













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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f2.5 (f4.0, 1/30, 160, Flash). Camera BW jpeg. In-camera setting: Low sharpening, High Contrast, EV +2/3. Post Processing: A bit - exposure, brightness, and luminance.
    I like that Image, it looks like a old leg.. I'm surprised with the in-camera B&W capabilities....I think I'll try it.[/QUOTE]
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    Light on the river, M8 and Nocti....



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    John, Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post

    I like that Image, it looks like a old leg.. I'm surprised with the in-camera B&W capabilities....I think I'll try it.
    now that you mentioned it, it does look like an old leg

    the in-camera B&W is very appealing to my eyes. i've made some test prints and they look very good.

    here are some more in-camera b&w jpeg example pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thegrum...513711/detail/

    Sorry, this one isn't abstract, but here it is anyway.

    Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 (f2.0? f4.0?, 1/125, 2500)
    In-camera setting: +1/3 EV, Normal Sharpening, and High Contrast. Post processing: None
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    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    Here are a couple of more that I hope you like
    I really like this photo of the child and older family members, because of the way it draws attention to the cycle of life.
    Regards,

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    I know there's banding, but I haven't sent my camera back yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnidal View Post
    I know there's banding, but I haven't sent my camera back yet!
    what banding?

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    hot off the press, so to speak...


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    Hi All,

    A hotel ceiling. 35 cron ASPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecliffordsmith View Post
    Hi All,

    A hotel ceiling. 35 cron ASPH.
    Dale Chihuly?

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    Daniel,

    Well observed, indeed it is. It is the ceiling of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

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    I'm new to this forum, and I love me them abstracts!

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    Since I just joined this forum I thought it would be fit to post this abstract selfportait.
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    That image makes a nice beginning. Welcome to the forum. This is a great group and I am sure you will enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bébèrt;
    Since I just joined this forum I thought it would be fit to post this abstract selfportait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bébèrt View Post
    Since I just joined this forum I thought it would be fit to post this abstract selfportait.
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