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Arson and the Elements
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Challenge: Dirty Abstract (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ70
Location: Yendon Smash Repairs, Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Jun 16, 2017
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2017

Panel on a burnt out car which has ended its journey at my son's wrecking yard..

Place: 1 out of 47
Avg (all users): 6.8519
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0370
Views since voting: 860
Views during voting: 121
Votes: 54
Comments: 16
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07/06/2017 11:14:43 PM
Very nice. Meant to comment much earlier. I've loved many of the abstracts you've found over the years at your son's wrecking yard. Thanks.
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07/02/2017 11:20:07 PM
arson and the elements I thought it was a band name challenge

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07/02/2017 11:05:11 PM
Congratulations, Marion!
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07/01/2017 01:33:29 PM
Congratulation on. A well deserved blue ribbon.
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07/01/2017 09:31:44 AM
Congrats on the blue and the thumb - that's quite the double!! This was my favorite of the challenge. Not only did it meet the challenge the best, but it's a great photograph all on its own. I still enjoy looking at it!
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06/30/2017 12:43:15 PM
Love that pig's ear... Looks like I'm not alone. Congratulations on your blue!
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06/30/2017 11:40:35 AM
I can see a pig too - jumping into the water.

Congrats on the blue for an intriguing image.
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06/30/2017 11:25:17 AM
Great choices you made and I like that we don't know it's from a car. I keep seeing an arial view of a young pig with big ears. Congratulations!
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06/30/2017 01:49:24 AM
Could see this in a huge size in an art galery, Marion. It's fabulous. Many congrats on the Blue.
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06/30/2017 01:01:50 AM
I'm a sucker for these type of textures...well OK almost any texture, but anyhow well done and congratulations.
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06/30/2017 12:03:34 AM
Congratulations on your Blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2017 05:29:54 PM
My favorite with terrific textures, a wide range of contrasting hues and some vaguely implied shapes.
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06/25/2017 11:04:37 PM
Very nice work.This works well as dirty abstract. 8
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06/25/2017 05:11:10 AM
I'm not sure I understand 'dirty' abstract, even after reading the challenge description. I am sure that it doesn't matter to me.

I have chosen my five favourite entries and have given each of them a score of 10. This is one of the five. And all five get the same comment, because what I can say about any of them applies equally to all of them.

These are the relevant definitions that I like (today):
Abstract. Existing conceptually but not physically.
Abstract Art. Graphic poetry in which a sophisticated idea is communicated without saying it out loud.

This photograph qualifies as abstract art.

One the one hand, it's not merely a negligently rendered version of reality, which is what blurry photographs are: that's not abstract art.

On the other hand, it's not patently meaningless, which is what random colour blobs and swirls are: that's not abstract art.

On the third hand (you see how difficult abstract art is ... you need three hands to even hope to juggle it), It clearly suggests something, refers to something, means something, goes somewhere; but it intentionally withholds the key and leaves the beholder to get down on his-or-her knees and pick the lock: that is abstract art.

And the really good ones, like this one, have more than one possible lock, that opens more than one possible door.

So, 10 for you, and the Order of the Thumb, and my thank you.
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06/24/2017 03:18:01 PM
Well spotted and a strong entry.. Should secure a ribbon IMO
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06/23/2017 03:11:56 AM
the color, the texture - awesome. beautiful abstract.
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