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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2016, 10:24:48 PM »
Justin, I like your blue-background "Wormhole" because it takes a second for me to think "gosh, I had the makings for this in my refrigerator" - around some clementines. Clever!
What's the "untitled" round metallic business-end-of-electric-razor thingie?

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2016, 11:27:31 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2016, 11:30:43 PM »
Sure, taken with a 5DIII and a ef 8-15L fisheye. This is an optical effect using a long shutter speed, zooming during exposure and a twist of the camera.

Nice work! Im familiar with these techniques but I havent really put them to good use.
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2016, 11:35:11 PM »
Justin, I like your blue-background "Wormhole" because it takes a second for me to think "gosh, I had the makings for this in my refrigerator" - around some clementines. Clever!
What's the "untitled" round metallic business-end-of-electric-razor thingie?

Thanks Nancy! That metal object is a cpu heatsink! Typical one that comes with intel cpus.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2016, 08:48:40 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 10:35:17 AM »
Thanks, Justin. That design makes sense now - I take it that the fan sits right on top of it so there's no point in getting more surface area in the center. I haven't really paid attention to computer innards for a while, having done no patch-or-exchange on a model newer than 2010.

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 11:29:22 AM »
Thanks, Justin. That design makes sense now - I take it that the fan sits right on top of it so there's no point in getting more surface area in the center. I haven't really paid attention to computer innards for a while, having done no patch-or-exchange on a model newer than 2010.

Not to completely derail this thread but this is a B&W image, the middle circle is solid copper that sits flush and fully covers the cpu. The copper, being more conductive, transfers the heat away quicker to the cheaper outer aluminum heat spreader.  The fan sits directly on top and blows down on the whole heatsink. This is just a cheap, awful, stock cooler. Aftermarket heatsink/cooler kits utilize heat pipes and are, of course, much bigger. My cpu is water cooled though. That design is a piece of copper with water continuously flowing over it. The pump pulls/pushes the water to a large radiator elsewhere in the computer case. I need aftermarket cooling since my cpu has a pretty good overclock on it.
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2016, 12:41:12 PM »
Barbed wire coil down on the ranch.

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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2016, 05:25:37 PM »
I'd be pleased if someone/anyone would offer some hints (a list maybe) as to what makes for the best abstracts.  Are there any principles or guidelines?  Myself, when the item is readily identifiable some of the appeal seems to fade but I'm sure that's not always the case.

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2016, 07:08:51 PM »
Here's a one from a couple of years ago

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2016, 08:19:27 PM »
I'd be pleased if someone/anyone would offer some hints (a list maybe) as to what makes for the best abstracts.  Are there any principles or guidelines?  Myself, when the item is readily identifiable some of the appeal seems to fade but I'm sure that's not always the case.

Jack

I would generally agree with the original poster that something abstract should be difficult to identify. One is concentrating on line, colour, general form or whatnot rather than the thing in itself (let's not wax philosophical on that one!). However, there is no clearly defined criteria. Under the above definition, sketchy as it is, I wouldn't consider my posting as abstract. However, my intention was to focus on the discoloured node of spikes to the left of centre in the picture. So I wasn't interested in barbed wire qua barbed wire but in the form and colour of that element. One of the issues I sometimes have is finding an appropriate place to put a picture. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be a clear choice. Perhaps I should have placed the picture in my Textures thread, but that doesn't seem quite right, either. Anywhooooooo.....

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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2016, 09:34:13 PM »
..... I wouldn't consider my posting as abstract. However, my intention was to focus on the discoloured node of spikes to the left of centre in the picture. So I wasn't interested in barbed wire qua barbed wire but in the form and colour of that element. .....

I'd call it abstract.
It's not the normal or expected configuration of barbed wire, that it's on a roll is not apparent in the photo.
It's got lines, angles, twists, patterns, all good.
Maybe a bit overexposed, too little depth of field. If the barbs on the right had feelings, they'd feel snubbed for no good reason.
I think the scene calls for clarity as seen in several other photos in this thread.

I think the scene or similar is worth a re-shoot, it's a decent concept.
Maybe play with lighting for subtle or dramatic shadows, perhaps LED lighting or gels to cast a cold blue on the steel.

You've a well established skill and eye for capturing interesting images from rather mundane environments, I learn from your examples.

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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2016, 09:46:04 PM »
I'd be pleased if someone/anyone would offer some hints (a list maybe) as to what makes for the best abstracts.  Are there any principles or guidelines?  Myself, when the item is readily identifiable some of the appeal seems to fade but I'm sure that's not always the case.

Jack

I would generally agree with the original poster that something abstract should be difficult to identify. One is concentrating on line, colour, general form or whatnot rather than the thing in itself (let's not wax philosophical on that one!). However, there is no clearly defined criteria. Under the above definition, sketchy as it is, I wouldn't consider my posting as abstract. However, my intention was to focus on the discoloured node of spikes to the left of centre in the picture. So I wasn't interested in barbed wire qua barbed wire but in the form and colour of that element. One of the issues I sometimes have is finding an appropriate place to put a picture. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be a clear choice. Perhaps I should have placed the picture in my Textures thread, but that doesn't seem quite right, either. Anywhooooooo.....

Hope it doesn't seem like I'm passing any kind of judgment, I'm just a naturally curious person trying to soak up insights.  I guess the term itself implies it can't be easily pinned down.

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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2016, 10:06:43 PM »
I'd be pleased if someone/anyone would offer some hints (a list maybe) as to what makes for the best abstracts.  Are there any principles or guidelines?  Myself, when the item is readily identifiable some of the appeal seems to fade but I'm sure that's not always the case.

Jack

I would generally agree with the original poster that something abstract should be difficult to identify. One is concentrating on line, colour, general form or whatnot rather than the thing in itself (let's not wax philosophical on that one!). However, there is no clearly defined criteria. Under the above definition, sketchy as it is, I wouldn't consider my posting as abstract. However, my intention was to focus on the discoloured node of spikes to the left of centre in the picture. So I wasn't interested in barbed wire qua barbed wire but in the form and colour of that element. One of the issues I sometimes have is finding an appropriate place to put a picture. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be a clear choice. Perhaps I should have placed the picture in my Textures thread, but that doesn't seem quite right, either. Anywhooooooo.....

Hope it doesn't seem like I'm passing any kind of judgment, I'm just a naturally curious person trying to soak up insights.  I guess the term itself implies it can't be easily pinned down.

Jack


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