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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abstract Black and White (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM for Nikon
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 23, 2008
Aperture: f9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2008

How abstract is abstract? Really looking forward to seeing the other entries. I love abstract images, paintings, etc. Just not sure if I managed to really capture an abstract look. And I hate the tiny speck on the edge of the paper at the upper right...

Post challenge:
Thanks for the great comments (especially Alfredo 21.gif nutzito who gave me a telling off for trying to copy me and not doing much of a job of it ;-D
As for the asymmetric frame, Oliver 21.gif eyewave mentioned it too. Itís not meant to be asymmetric and the image frame was most definitely not asymmetric before I uploaded it. Strange.
In case anyone was wondering what this is, itís folded paper which is a pain to work with in basic editing.
I thought of the title "Nuances" as soon as I saw the finished image. Just to be on the safe side I looked it up:
1. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
2. Expression or appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 318
Avg (all users): 6.6082
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7308
Avg (non-participants): 6.5054
Views since voting: 3090
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 171
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/09/2008 02:21:24 PM
Brilliant shot!
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09/03/2008 11:43:02 AM
Congratulations :)
It was such a mix of photos and such an up and down seesaw during voting that I had no idea what photo will finish where. I had a hunch that this would do well.
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09/03/2008 08:47:18 AM
Very interesting shot. I'm glad to finally find out what it is! :) Congrats on another high finish, Irene.
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09/03/2008 07:56:48 AM
Very original shot Irene. Love the treatment you gave it. IMO, I think some voters may have felt that this image was a little low key in treatment impacting your score a little.
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09/03/2008 07:32:12 AM
Irene, you are slipping, you are not on the front page today... D700??? :)

I absolutely LOVE this...I love your title too. Amazing work as usual, you never disappoint. I didn't get to vote on this challenge, so didn't comment on this
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09/03/2008 05:06:08 AM
Originally posted by nutzito:

Amongst the many Irene imitations, this is one of the least accomplished...a bit too much noise in the background, several imperfections in the paper border, asymmetric white(?) line to the frame, etc, etc. The picture deserves a 5 from me, minus 1 point for trying to copy Irene = 4


Congrats for the result Irene. I still think this is not at the level of your usual work though. Never mind, just keep on "copying" yourself ;-D

Message edited by author 2008-09-03 05:06:52.
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09/03/2008 04:57:56 AM
Congrats on the top10 finish (and always check images after uploading). also check your spelling in the description section :D
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09/03/2008 03:54:19 AM
Like it very much. Perhaps a little too subtle to get you a ribbon this time, but the subtlety is a plus to me not a negative.
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09/03/2008 01:12:27 AM
Awesome result, for an equally awesome abstract image..........
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09/03/2008 12:41:56 AM
Wow. I wish I had seen this during editing. One of my favs in this challenge for sure. I guess you aren't just water splashes are you? (You know I am not serious right?!)

:)
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09/03/2008 12:40:25 AM
So when it doesn't ribbon you toss it out, right (i.e. self DQ)? :P

Message edited by author 2008-09-03 00:41:01.
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09/03/2008 12:23:26 AM
Well, Irene, you got one of my 10s for this challenge. As for people copying you, last week I bought the lens you used for this shot. :)
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09/03/2008 12:06:36 AM
Congrats Irene to an other beautiful picture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 09:10:44 PM
I don't think you need another person to call out who they might think it is who shot this. Really like the glow but not as much of the slight hint of noise. (no vote)
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09/01/2008 01:11:19 AM
Amongst the many Irene imitations, this is one of the least accomplished...a bit too much noise in the background, several imperfections in the paper border, asymmetric white(?) line to the frame, etc, etc. The picture deserves a 5 from me, minus 1 point for trying to copy Irene = 4
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08/31/2008 01:48:28 AM
Folded pieces of paper? Totally cool.
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08/31/2008 01:04:17 AM
Extremely powerful abstraction. What is it, though?

And this question adds to the strength to the image. Perhaps I wouldnt evenr want to know what it is as it might spoil the mystery. Perhaps moving the pattern a tad more off the center would create a more powerful visual.

Good job, but can be better.
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08/30/2008 09:26:01 PM
Nice shapes and light. The edges seem soft and the background shows some grain or texture. Part of me likes it this way, and part of me would like to see it with more dramatic transitions.
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08/28/2008 05:41:01 PM
Very nice abstract image. I am amazed! How was this done??? 10/10
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08/28/2008 01:23:36 AM
Very nice peace of art!
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08/28/2008 12:00:22 AM
Really nice shapes and tones! Back for the third time, bumping up to 10.
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08/27/2008 06:01:32 PM
Very nice. I like the lighting.
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08/27/2008 04:03:45 AM
great abstract, very good lighting, toning works well. irregular border is kinda distracting
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08/27/2008 01:26:51 AM
Fantastic, 8.
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