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Home from the Banks

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Abstracts /Patterns
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: New Bedford, MA
Date: Oct 23, 2010
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

A few years back I attended an excellent workshop on "Preparing your artist's statement", organized by Bob Singer at the Cape Cod Art Association, whose camera club I belonged to. In working on a statement I realized that I'm often drawn to capturing images that are abstract in nature. I've always been intrigued by patterns in the natural world, probably reinforced by my background in mathematics and training as an epidemiologist...

Well a few years passed and after looking at my DPC images this summer I have decided to become more deliberate about shooting abstract images and entering them in DPC challenges, even though they do not traditionally score very well. This submission is a result of that decision.

Taken, initially with the mid-day sun challenge in mind, of parts of three fishing boats at a pier in New Bedford, MA.

Thanks for the many positive comments.

Place: 171 out of 316
Avg (all users): 5.5972
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5794
Avg (non-participants): 5.6486
Views since voting: 614
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 144
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/15/2010 03:39:40 PM
this is so lovely :-) such a relazing image to gaze upon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 07:28:38 PM
Powerful on a purely abstract level.

Posthumous Art Gallery
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11/07/2010 11:15:21 AM
beautiful reflections...amazing
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11/07/2010 02:01:00 AM
very abstract and I likle it alot from shez
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11/05/2010 06:21:09 PM
This is kind of like a tease. You want to see more but you can't. Great colors.
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11/05/2010 09:14:15 AM
Lack of a interesting subject. Thinking maybe you were going for the lines and colors in the photograph to be the main focus.
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11/04/2010 04:00:08 PM
I like the mix of colors. the light on the left is kind of harsh, though.
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11/04/2010 02:57:11 PM
Love the continuity of the shadows and lines from one boat to the other. Some colorfully fun geometry to appreciate here.
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11/02/2010 12:37:17 PM
So colorful and lovely.
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11/01/2010 10:33:35 PM
The only think I don't like about this shot is that it isn't mine! I LOVE this shot, abstraction & reality, form and color, texture and smoothness. 10
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11/01/2010 10:39:57 AM
nice abstract - loving the colors and shadows
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