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Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Melton Lake, Oak Ridge, TN
Date: May 2, 2004
Aperture: auto
ISO: auto
Shutter: auto
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2004

I got the idea for this picture from a professional abstract photogragher that photograghs big freighters in a shipyard near where he lives. Many of them have been painted again and again and have faded and flaked over time, leaving interesting colors and patterns on their hulls. He photograghs these hulls reflected in the water. They come out as beautiful abstracts.
Living in East Tennesse and having no shipyard near me, I had to settle with a nearby lake and some house boat hulls. I still found them interesting in their pattern and diversity when looked at from this perspective.
No post editing was needed here, just resized and border added.
Hope you all enjoy it.

Place: 67 out of 208
Avg (all users): 5.5404
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.2323
Avg (non-participants): 6.0323
Views since voting: 921
Votes: 161
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 12:10:26 PM
This surprised me. Thumbnail didn't hint at how much I'd like this image, but it has a subtle power to draw the eye. Feels very Manet somehow. 10
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05/07/2004 02:34:02 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 7 (thinner border)
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6
How well does it meet the challenge: 9
Total Averaged Rating 7
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05/05/2004 08:51:04 PM
reminds me a lot of an abstract painting ... would have benefitted from slight counter clockwise rotation and maybe not smack in the middle
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05/05/2004 05:02:23 PM
the water is so still if the title hadn't suggested it you wouldn't even know it was a reflection, well done
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05/04/2004 02:07:12 PM
I suppose this is the correct definition of 'abstract'. With all meaning abstracted.
Unfortunately it doesn't make a very interesting image.
05/04/2004 11:36:41 AM
I like this one a lot, the natural colors. The line isn´t quite straight

But still a good pic, simple and cool good work!!
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05/04/2004 10:39:43 AM
Nicely done. Like it.
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05/03/2004 08:35:44 PM
Very nice composition. I like the calming green color and how it doesnt look modified. Is it a photo of something in the water? (9)
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05/03/2004 10:00:06 AM
The shot is so elegant and graceful, but the border you've chosen is rather clumsy.
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05/03/2004 12:45:46 AM
Looks like a reflection of a concrete wall on a river. I like the lines and the colors. Wish it were a bit more vibrant.
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