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11/16/2006 01:22:29 PM · #1
Challenge Suggestion - Abstract Motion. Either by moving your camera during exposure or by photographing a moving object. Here are some examples from user's portfolios:

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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/296/thumb/136581.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/296/thumb/136581.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nshapiro
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/426/thumb/272532.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/426/thumb/272532.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ralph
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/444/thumb/291230.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/444/thumb/291230.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' taterbug
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/287/thumb/128487.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/287/thumb/128487.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' banmorn

Message edited by author 2006-11-16 13:22:53.
11/16/2006 06:09:03 PM · #2
I love this idea, bring it on, and some of the photos that you have here, are actually my favorites.....
11/16/2006 06:09:34 PM · #3
Could be cool
11/16/2006 06:14:36 PM · #4
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/569/thumb/411204.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/569/thumb/411204.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

One of the most talked about abstracts of recent history...
11/16/2006 06:38:44 PM · #5
excellent idea!!!
11/16/2006 06:57:44 PM · #6
Great idea! I predict ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nshapiro to ribbon on this one!

Here is one from my portfolio:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/47852/thumb/305569.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/47852/thumb/305569.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
11/16/2006 07:03:22 PM · #7
Originally posted by kteach:

Great idea! I predict ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nshapiro to ribbon on this one!


Yes, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nshapiro has a lot in his portfolio....great for inspiration.
03/18/2009 09:20:19 AM · #8
looks like Karen's suggestion got picked
now, what the hell is abstract motion??
03/18/2009 10:08:30 AM · #9
Originally posted by k4ffy:

looks like Karen's suggestion got picked
now, what the hell is abstract motion??


That would be all your 1s exposures that have gone wrong :)
03/18/2009 11:37:52 AM · #10
Originally posted by k4ffy:

looks like Karen's suggestion got picked
now, what the hell is abstract motion??


It only took two years :D
03/18/2009 02:40:42 PM · #11
This might have worked well, certainly better than the 5.2 it got in "Motion Panning II" (I hope)...

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R.
03/18/2009 10:36:17 PM · #12
How abstract is abstract? :-)
03/18/2009 10:41:47 PM · #13
Originally posted by glad2badad:

How abstract is abstract? :-)


lol, it's going to head that way, isn't it?

I think I may sit this one out if it gets too silly.
03/18/2009 10:49:44 PM · #14
Originally posted by rinac:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

How abstract is abstract? :-)


lol, it's going to head that way, isn't it?

I think I may sit this one out if it gets too silly.

Actually, I was half serious. I know, a big surprise coming from me. :-)

Really - there is abstract motion where you're not really sure what the subject is, and then there's motion panning where the subject can be identified.

Trying to pin down an idea or two. Doesn't help that all of the original images in this thread don't show anymore.
03/18/2009 10:51:09 PM · #15
WHOA! I thought I'd try and quote the OP to see if there was a problem with the thumbs...and voila, here they are. :-)

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Challenge Suggestion - Abstract Motion. Either by moving your camera during exposure or by photographing a moving object. Here are some examples from user's portfolios:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/571/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_410619.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/571/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_410619.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ursula
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/296/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_136581.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/296/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_136581.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nshapiro
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/426/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_272532.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/426/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_272532.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ralph
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/444/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_291230.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/444/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_291230.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' taterbug
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/287/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_128487.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/287/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_128487.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' banmorn
03/18/2009 11:00:22 PM · #16
Oh yes, they're great examples of abstract!
03/19/2009 08:46:55 AM · #17
Originally posted by rinac:

Oh yes, they're great examples of abstract!

Based on those examples, a defined subject (or even a piece of a subject) is not called for it seems.
03/19/2009 09:04:27 AM · #18
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by rinac:

Oh yes, they're great examples of abstract!

Based on those examples, a defined subject (or even a piece of a subject) is not called for it seems.


On the other side of the spectrum.
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' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' strangeghost called it abstract, but is the subject too well defined for this challenge?

03/19/2009 09:27:40 AM · #19
Originally posted by alans_world:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by rinac:

Oh yes, they're great examples of abstract!

Based on those examples, a defined subject (or even a piece of a subject) is not called for it seems.


On the other side of the spectrum.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1005/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_771580.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1005/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_771580.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' strangeghost called it abstract, but is the subject too well defined for this challenge?

That's the way I'm seeing it so far.
03/19/2009 10:57:30 AM · #20
My 10 cents worth:
A clearly recognizable subject, seen in a way such a subject is usually seen except with motion blur, is an example of motion blur, but NOT an abstract.

It doesn't mean it must be totally unidentifiable, but it needs at least something that makes you go "huh?" and take a second look if you really want to figure out what it actually is.
03/19/2009 11:24:11 AM · #21
Abstract challenges on DPC are like loading a bear trap full of lollipops and setting it up in the middle of a playground. With few exceptions, if the subject is recognizable you are going to get creamed. If the subject is not recognizable, you are going to get creamed.

Good luck.
03/19/2009 11:26:47 AM · #22
Originally posted by violinist123:

Abstract challenges on DPC are like loading a bear trap full of lollipops and setting it up in the middle of a playground. With few exceptions, if the subject is recognizable you are going to get creamed. If the subject is not recognizable, you are going to get creamed.

Good luck.


Indeed. Yet they're fun anyway.
03/19/2009 12:23:43 PM · #23
Originally posted by violinist123:

Abstract challenges on DPC are like loading a bear trap full of lollipops and setting it up in the middle of a playground. With few exceptions, if the subject is recognizable you are going to get creamed. If the subject is not recognizable, you are going to get creamed.

Good luck.


Yes indeedy....good luck!
03/19/2009 12:37:36 PM · #24
Well, and that means the object being recognizable or not doesn't mean anything?
It's probably hard to get a good outside shot with my camera for this challenge, at least with sunlight.
Guess i'll try anyway.
03/22/2009 11:34:21 AM · #25
I'm pondering this title and description again... after shooting and entering days ago.

The title is "Abstract Motion". Meaning Motion that's abstract. It should be an 'regular' image, not an abstract image, showing motion in an abstract way.

The title doesn't say (which I thought it did) "Motion Abstract". This would mean an abstract image caused by motion. It seems that everyone else is swapping the words, too.

The description isn't helping the abstract image case either since it reads: Create a photo that uses abstract motion by either by moving your camera during exposure or by photographing a moving object.

It does NOT say, "Create an abstract photo that uses motion by either..."

It says to create a [regular] photo that uses "abstract motion".

What IS abstract motion? Motion is "any physical movement or change in position or place". How can this be abstract? It either moves or it doesn't.

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