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Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Fircrest Market, Sebastopol, California
Date: May 2, 2004
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/105
Galleries: Abstract, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2004

Yeah, I know. This is not an abstract.
I couldn't resist snapping the picture, then I couldn't think of any way to "Advanced Edit" it.

So, for your perusal...

Place: 202 out of 208
Avg (all users): 3.8625
Avg (commenters): 3.2727
Avg (participants): 3.5761
Avg (non-participants): 4.2500
Views since voting: 1198
Votes: 160
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/11/2007 02:14:10 PM
I just ran across this picture in a thread, and noticed it was similar to some I've taken, then I noticed you're from Sonoma County where I was born.

Yeah, this should have scored better. I probably would have tried making it more "abstract" by making it a near-silhouette using Curves or Levels or something -- and probably getting the lights to turn psychedelic or something : )
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 12:03:11 AM
So, I submit a photo with an abstact idea, instead of an abstract
image. What do I know? It's Sunday. I wanna do something.

I shoot the image. Get home. Prepare to upload. Resize for web,
decided it needed no editing. Thought I might apply some kinda filter,

Ponder titles. Submit.

Ooh, the cruelty. Shoulda thought of a different title. Shoulda
blurred some of it. Shoulda made "an honest attempt" (according to
one critic).

All I can think is (from the bottom):

It's not;
no s**t!;
thank you!;
thanks, and I now realize that;
you don't have your own opinion?;
Thanks, I thought that, too, but AFTER I submitted it!;
Well, I wasn't trying a DIS-honest attempt;
Thanks for your objectivity. I'm trying to learn.
Thank you.

You know, I don't need a camera. I can do this with pencil and
paper. Cameras are faster, and I'm realizing that there are only so
many hours left in my life.

What I'm really searching for is that "artistic eye"; that certain
something that says to to me, "ART!" That's why I'm here. There are
so many great examples at DPC, that, (Thank God for cable internet) I'll never run out of ideas to look for... if I only had some creativity!

Of course, I won't quit. This is too much fun.

Message edited by author 2005-06-23 10:49:12.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 10:17:46 PM
I like it. The lights are almost like living beings. Aliens!
05/09/2004 04:43:56 AM
I guess my main issue with this picture is that it lacks the "wow" factor. It's a nice composition, I like the angle, and the color is nice. it looks a little too much like an object for the challenge perhaps, but mainly it just doesn't do much for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 10:37:11 PM
I scored this very low because it doesn't seem like an honest attempt to me.
05/04/2004 06:54:14 PM
A bit like the machines in 'The War of the Worlds'. Taken from a good angle, at the right time of evening. I like this very much.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2004 11:54:53 PM
not abstract, doesn't fit the challenge
05/03/2004 08:45:53 PM
Abstracts are about lines, shapes and colors. If it is recognizable as an object - it is not an abstract.
05/03/2004 08:38:08 PM
nice compostion, but it is a lamp... it doesnt fit the theme.
05/03/2004 05:34:31 PM
This evokes a nice mood. I like the isolation of the streetlamps against the twilight sky. Strong lines and negative space. Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2004 05:24:49 PM
not abstract.
05/03/2004 03:04:27 PM
just reality, no abstract in the definition of this challenge
05/03/2004 04:34:41 AM
I can tell what this is.
05/03/2004 12:22:02 AM
How is a set of street lamps abstract?

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