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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 06:38:24 AM »
 and yet no one has asked what the images are of. I'd have thought abstract images would have caused at least one person to ask, "what is it?"


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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 06:38:24 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 07:04:19 AM »
No one wants to buy nice photos anymore, the stock companies seem to do well with patterns and backgrounds for their desktops. That stuff can be done on photoshop, seems like graphic design is where the $$$$ are not abstract photography. I've given up on stock. It'salways licence this and licence that. Frikkin annoying.
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 07:23:08 AM »
The first one looks like street lights shining through a wet window (it definitely looks like something wet).  The second one looks to me like a cork (from a wine or beer bottle), although someone mentioned a nail head, which is also a good guess.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 07:25:18 AM »
The first one looks like street lights shining through a wet window (it definitely looks like something wet).  The second one looks to me like a cork (from a wine or beer bottle), although someone mentioned a nail head, which is also a good guess.
I thought cork too... May be I should shoot a nail head and see...

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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 08:31:12 AM »
I see a Mark Rothko comment coming

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One of his paintings sold this year for $86.9 million USD :o

I think its a little different about him because he always paints like "that". I also think it looks more "natural" cuz he has to paint everything himself, choose the colors, the canvas etc.
Ive never seen his paintings in real but i know a lot of famous art pieces just have something special about them thats hard to put in words. Its that magic what makes an artist, the magic that awakes emotions in your hear and puts thoughts in ur brain. Drawings from "Miro" also look easy to make but thats not whats its all about. And its like 100% handcraft.

About abstract photography i think in way too many cases it just looks like somebody clicked randomly around added a lot of scripts or such to get a random final resul that just "looks so damn artsy".

If u just randomly paint around on a canvas im quite sure u wont suddenly come up with a miro or rothko or kandinsky or whatever abstract piece. Digital work doesnt include 100% handcraft imho but a lot of things u can just tell the computer to do and then it will do it. Thats why i think it cant ever be as cool as "real abstract art".

Ive more respect for people creating something so simple i always wonder "omg mr. rothko why didnt i come up with this for the past years??" :)

But sorry that picture i mentioned earlier look totally like a douchebag photoshop job and you could buy lot of leicas for the price it sold for....
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 08:37:49 AM »
Try your hand at film. The entire process. THAT is an art and a craft. Any fool can press a button, move a mouse and a slider. I know  because I can do it ;) (Both film user and self  acclaimed digital fool)

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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012, 08:41:52 AM »
The first one looks like street lights shining through a wet window (it definitely looks like something wet).  The second one looks to me like a cork (from a wine or beer bottle), although someone mentioned a nail head, which is also a good guess.

Now that you mention it, it does like like a cork.

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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 09:06:58 AM »
What are they?

Or maybe more importantly:  Does it matter?  In fact, the way that you can't tell is what makes you think... and it allows people to interpret it how they want.  It's almost more powerful not knowing what it is.  Because once you do (if youre anything like me), is you're going to overanalyze how it was created and imagine how you could recreate it--and you probably can.  And then it loses value to you.  But would you have thought to create it in the first place?... just some random thoughts

It's ironic to me how many "its not the gear, its the photographer" people there around the internet who ALSO shun anything that isn't a product of accurate exposure and white balance as unartistic...  Technique isnt necessarily correlated with receiving attention.  It's more effective to put aside your pride and appeal to the public as opposed to pixel peeping photogs.  If it's your goal to make photography a career, it couldn't hurt you to embrace that idea.  You don't have to agree with or believe me... but if it helps my point, I upgraded from a t2i to a 5d3 w/ $8000 worth of lenses and lighting gear about year after starting (just doing photography on the side along with other things) and never shot a wedding in my life

But... if it's your goal to become a guru-level contributor on CR or doing gear reviews, youre probably better off ignoring that advice haha
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 09:08:46 AM »
The fact that this has been viewed almost 1700 times should be a testament to that concept.  If you had opened the thread by announcing what the photos were, half of this activity wouldnt have existed..
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2012, 09:53:15 AM »
For some reason the older I get, the more tolerant I am of abstract works. Must be mellowing in old age  :o

Anyway, I was just messing about and thought there must be a market for giant "exclusive" prints of this stuff. Either go mass-market and sell zillions via Ikea or print out a couple of 8ft square whoppers to sell to Russian oligarchs for a few million a piece.

Just for fun, what do you think?

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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2012, 10:37:32 AM »
The fact that this has been viewed almost 1700 times should be a testament to that concept.  If you had opened the thread by announcing what the photos were, half of this activity wouldnt have existed..

Now the question remains unanswered, if people were looking for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ or more interested in goofing around. I was just looking for people goofing around and am quite satified with the result  ;).

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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2012, 11:16:17 AM »
Try your hand at film. The entire process. THAT is an art and a craft. Any fool can press a button, move a mouse and a slider. I know  because I can do it ;) (Both film user and self  acclaimed digital fool)

Im also shooting film just dont develop it myself (i guess that was ur point). But i think its a challenge since i cant just post process the hell out of it as easy as with digital.

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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2012, 11:39:12 AM »
For some reason the older I get, the more tolerant I am of abstract works. Must be mellowing in old age  :o

Anyway, I was just messing about and thought there must be a market for giant "exclusive" prints of this stuff. Either go mass-market and sell zillions via Ikea or print out a couple of 8ft square whoppers to sell to Russian oligarchs for a few million a piece.

Just for fun, what do you think?

I need to get myself a macro lens soon.... ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2012, 07:01:27 AM »
Try your hand at film. The entire process. THAT is an art and a craft. Any fool can press a button, move a mouse and a slider. I know  because I can do it ;) (Both film user and self  acclaimed digital fool)
+1 to that!  I develop black and white film on the floor of my bathroom, and every time it's finished I'm thrilled with the results.  It's true that I don't look dignified while I'm doing it though...
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2012, 02:24:17 PM »
So now for the big reveal....

First shot is cropped image from 5D3 and Sigma 85mm at f1.4 very de-focused looking at Christmas tree lights. No Photoshop nonsense going on.

Other shot is 5D3 and Tamron 90mm macro looking at the business-end of a hammer. Some points go to those who thought it was a nail. Good guess. No major Photoshopping going on - just convert to B&W and tinted (hardly a quantum leap from what many have done in the darkroom but I did it without spilling chemicals all over the place  ;)).

Since this is the abstract forum I expected to see more truly abstract works. Come on people, give us more than an apple core (how abstract was the first post in this forum??) and shots with nothing more than a wonky horizon.


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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2012, 02:24:17 PM »