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dpc

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Our crabapple tree
 

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Jack Douglas

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In viewing all the various shots my "like" level is all over the map. Are there any good books that focus on abstracts and what makes for the best shots, anyone?

Jack
 

dpc

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Jack Douglas said:
In viewing all the various shots my "like" level is all over the map. Are there any good books that focus on abstracts and what makes for the best shots, anyone?

Jack


Can't help you with book titles, Jack. I honestly read very little instructional material in photography. I know what I like and go with that. :)
 

dpc

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Two views of a unripe grain field. It's not intended to be abstract, really, but the depth of field seems to produce that effect. I know the second picture is 'soft'. I applied a soft focus filter (electronic) to produce that effect for either better or worse. :)
 

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Jack Douglas

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dpc said:
Jack Douglas said:
In viewing all the various shots my "like" level is all over the map. Are there any good books that focus on abstracts and what makes for the best shots, anyone?

Jack


Can't help you with book titles, Jack. I honestly read very little instructional material in photography. I know what I like and go with that. :)

Well here's my weakness. I tend to be concerned more about what others think unless of course there is something I simply like and don't care beyond that. The book, The Photographer's Eye, really exposed me to a broader perspective, well worth the $30 or so. However, many books are not worth purchasing.

Jack
 

dpc

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1. Poinsettia leaf macro with texture overlay. Not sure why I put the overlay on, a bit cheesy perhaps, but I do like the effect.
2. Detail of railway access bridge
 

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Ryananthony

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Ive never been one to try and take abstract photos, I don't think my brain works that way. But I have been keeping an eye on this interesting thread with a lot of great content. Yesterday, I took a picture of the water from a sprinkler and ended up with this. I hope it fits in.
 

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dpc

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Ryananthony said:
Ive never been one to try and take abstract photos, I don't think my brain works that way. But I have been keeping an eye on this interesting thread with a lot of great content. Yesterday, I took a picture of the water from a sprinkler and ended up with this. I hope it fits in.


It's a very nice picture. I like the patterns of light. :)
 

Jack Douglas

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Ryananthony said:
Ive never been one to try and take abstract photos, I don't think my brain works that way. But I have been keeping an eye on this interesting thread with a lot of great content. Yesterday, I took a picture of the water from a sprinkler and ended up with this. I hope it fits in.

Nice.

Ditto for me, so I tried this grass seed.

Jack
 

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NorbR

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Ryananthony said:
Ive never been one to try and take abstract photos, I don't think my brain works that way. But I have been keeping an eye on this interesting thread with a lot of great content. Yesterday, I took a picture of the water from a sprinkler and ended up with this. I hope it fits in.

This thread is simply awesome !

Ryananthony, I really like your picture in particular. I could totally see a large print of this hanging on a wall.

There are many more really cool pictures in this thread. Truly inspirational. In fact it really inspires me to grab a camera and go look for that kind of pictures. I've never been able to "see" patterns like this, but you all make me want to try ^^
 

cid

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one more I spotted while walking in my town ... hope you like it and any critique is welcome ;)


 

dpc

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cid said:
one more I spotted while walking in my town ... hope you like it and any critique is welcome ;)




I quite like this. What is it? Part of a public fountain or one of the elements in a water park? :)