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Blue, Green and White Abstract;  Homage to Helen Frankenthaler
Blue, Green and White Abstract; Homage to Helen Frankenthaler
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Lensbaby 2.0
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Aug 22, 2006
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6400
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

//www.gregkucera.com/frankenthaler.htm
//www.gregkucera.com/_images/frankenthaler/frank_tales_genji_iii.jpg

i used frankenthaller's staining techniques in a series of huge paintings i did in botswana. sadly, there are no images of these, as they were lost ina fire, including all the slides of the work and from the show.

alright! lowest score yet!

Photoshopping:

pretty basic, really.
layer - glass distortion filter,
multiply layer, masking
reduce size
save for web

Statistics
Place: 226 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.3269
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 4.2169
Avg (non-participants): 4.4521
Views since voting: 670
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 156
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
01/19/2007 07:31:12 AM
Seriously sad about the paintings, Christian - I'd have loved to have seen them.
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09/10/2006 05:16:40 PM
Critique Club Review:

Tough challenge, and a tough piece to critique. To my eye, the effects observed were obvious goals, as opposed to accidental creations. Which reading your comments reinforces. I really like the colors and patterns of the sky.

The green of the vegetation, and the focus/pattern used there is not very complimentary. Nor does it seem to contrast quite enough. To me it sets up more of a contest, distraction, and confusion. I think either one would have been a good basis for the start of such a piece, but do not work quite so well together.

I would love to see more sky and cloud patterns, or more of the green against a different background. Or even a lighter green, more smeary (is that a word?) to compliment the watery flowing look of the clouds.

Over all the exposure, color rendition, saturation, contrast, exposure and hue are well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2006 02:38:44 PM
I love the simple composition and how the vegetation blurs into the corner. 8
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08/29/2006 11:43:37 PM
Very unique photo. Perfect selection for this challenge.
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08/28/2006 11:52:30 PM
too blurry ... sorry
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08/28/2006 05:37:58 PM
The lack of focus at the bottom, or the itermediate focus in the middle (not sure which) is distrcting. I expect it is intentional, and I don't know who Helen Frankenthaler is, but the effect looks poorly excecuted as opposed to an intentional abstract presentation.
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08/28/2006 01:18:15 PM
chaotic
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08/28/2006 07:21:42 AM
I really like the final result of your shot...lensbaby? It looks really arty and interesting
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08/28/2006 03:13:45 AM
I can't say Im too fond of this >.<
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