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Challenge: Abstract Macro III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Location: Forney, Texas
Date: Aug 22, 2009
Aperture: F5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2009

Is this abstract enough?

This is the scalloped interior of a concrete birdbath. The shape that looks like a fruit slice is the edge of the water on the lower edge of the shape, and the upper edge of an overlaying shadow at the top.

Out of the camera shot:
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Levels
curves
duplicate
Topaz Detail on upper layer
Topaz Adjust on lower layer
Screen at 36%
Mask to keep some areas darker
Selectively adjust saturation for some colors
dodge/burn
High radius USM for contrast
Resize
Sharpen
Border

Pre-challenge notes:
Hoping for a high five or low 6 out of this. Expecting a mid 5, however. I expect to see some awesome work in this challenge that I cannot compete with.

Anticipated critiques/comments:
-Oversaturated (On the other hand, how can you say that if you don't know what it is?)
-I'll be surprised if anyone guesses exactly what this is. I think they best will be a guess of stone and shadows.
-I do NOT anticipate any comments of "not abstract enough".

Post challenge notes:
A nice high score and even 21.gif Posthumous liked it. That's a combination I rarely hit! This was a good one for me.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.2059
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5303
Views since voting: 1326
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 136
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/28/2013 09:01:21 AM
Fabulous flow to this abstract. Love the colors.
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01/05/2013 08:48:07 PM
Ahh, this is where you got the other one. I like this one too. Pretty nice abstract study.
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01/05/2013 03:38:05 PM
I'm not much into abstractions... but I love this piece, Steve! :D

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09/02/2009 01:01:31 AM
Awesome shot and PP. Nice to see you can still get fire out of that S5! :) Congrats on your great placement.
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08/31/2009 04:34:53 PM
Very cool abstract. And even with your definition, I have no idea what it looks like or is. Works just fine as an abstract, though! 'Grats on a pretty darn nice score and finish, too.
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08/31/2009 04:24:10 PM
My favorite of the challenge. (And I would never have guessed what it was.)
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08/31/2009 11:11:17 AM
hey hey...Nice finish! This is very cool...Looks like an actual painting...Love the colors!
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08/31/2009 09:30:47 AM
Under rated IMO, this is the kind of abstract photo that would look great as a large print. Great Job
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08/31/2009 08:59:42 AM
You need to clean out your birdbath! Wonderful shot!
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08/31/2009 01:01:45 AM
Hide me in the shadow of your wing...
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08/31/2009 12:29:33 AM
Congrats, this is a great abstract. Great colors, makes me think of fruit... or granite... or lets my imagination run wild.
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08/31/2009 12:29:31 AM
Fascinating. I was wondering what the heck this was. It called to my min d an aerial shot in the American southwest, with grazing antelopes or something... Nicely seen and done.

Message edited by author 2009-08-31 00:29:47.
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08/31/2009 12:14:03 AM
yo! i like this!
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08/31/2009 12:02:56 AM
I got scrubbed down, ya' beat me!! congrats!

I still really like this pict!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2009 10:21:33 PM
I like how vast this feels. Beautiful abstract. 9
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08/30/2009 07:41:01 PM
this is gorgeous!
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08/30/2009 05:29:15 PM
Simple yet fascinating, the colors and lighting really make a pleasing abstract shot- 10
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08/28/2009 02:05:45 PM
Good composition.
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08/27/2009 05:33:56 AM
This is an real abstract. Good work.
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08/25/2009 11:38:43 PM
very creative and nice colouring
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08/25/2009 11:09:18 PM
The colors just rock!
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08/25/2009 08:23:06 PM
I've no idea what this could be but it is a lovely abstract.
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08/25/2009 12:38:36 PM
this is a really neat shot...love your shadows and focus...excellent job
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08/24/2009 07:29:36 AM
interesting abstract shapes. I love the colors and good use of light.
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