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Cory


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Date: Aug 14, 2011
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2011

Since everyone is asking what this is I'd like to share a little about what this is, and why/how I'm doing what I'm doing.

So, the short answer is that this is a wall with graffiti on it.

Now to explain what I'm doing, and how I view this body of work.

I am a lover of street art, and I've started to find that through my photography I have been able to interact with the art in what feels like a more meaningful and deep way. By exploring it through the use of motion blur and creatively capturing it I feel like I find an unexplored side of the art, sometimes the photo feels very much like the art does. Other times, and this is very much one of those times, the final product feels absolutely nothing at all like the original peice. Funny enough, what appears as brown in this image was black on the wall - white balance went wonky and this was the wonderful result. The actual wall has a white line, a yellow line, a yellow triangle and eight yellow dots, the upper portion is blue, and the lower portion is black. It is a very industrial, hard-line graphic and constructionist type work, yet, this work came out much more soft and flowing, almost like notes of music on a page, or ... well, whatever you might see, but to me it feels like the ocean, and music.

Thank you everyone for all of your really kind and wonderful comments,(including those in the posthumous thread) and I'm very honored by your favorites, several of you have inspired me to do this work, and it's for that which I truly owe you a sincere thank you.


Statistics
Place: 237 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.4207
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 5.5050
Avg (non-participants): 5.2273
Views since voting: 942
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 145
Comments: 29
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/21/2013 08:50:44 AM
I really like this in a cyberpunk post apocalyptic way. the color of green is wonderful here.
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01/20/2013 09:25:44 AM
Did you ever try sending the series to 1x? I actually keep coming back to this, it's just a remarkably emotive abstraction.
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01/15/2012 10:27:23 AM
Awesome.
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09/15/2011 12:57:30 PM
Can I fave this a second time? No, I thought not. :)
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09/15/2011 09:03:46 AM
Just come across this Cory. Excellent abstract!
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09/08/2011 11:51:51 PM
Yo! I just saw this stuff you're doing. Submit it as a body of work to 1x and see what they think. Awesome stuff!
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09/08/2011 10:22:38 PM
Sure is a fine example of a fine playing around. Yes, it just feels....
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09/08/2011 08:18:57 AM
Wonderful abstract - love the colors!
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09/08/2011 07:37:22 AM
Ahhh, this is lovely:)
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09/08/2011 04:30:46 AM
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Awarded for the August 2011 Free Study
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09/08/2011 01:28:49 AM
Cool! I had no idea what it was, and more importantly, didn't care. I liked it just the way you showed it to me and didn't need to know any more. I see by your other comments I'm not the only one who thought that!
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09/08/2011 01:13:32 AM
This one rocks! Love that white leading line, and the mystery of the other shapes and hues. The elements in this one seem to interact with each other. Go motion blur!
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09/08/2011 12:49:22 AM
Very enjoyable, well done.
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09/08/2011 12:24:50 AM
I appreciate your new love of abstracts and that you toss them into challenges, knowing how the collective will find them. Who cares? You found your audience. Look at that commenter's average! (My own vote was a 9, btw) Kudos, Dude!
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09/08/2011 12:10:49 AM
Well done Cory for staying above a 4.x. This was one of the very first images that came up in voting. It was downhill all the way after this. The colours and textures in this are fabulous. And of course, I'm a big fan of the blur. Nice commenters score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2011 11:19:35 PM
beautiful melody of color

This goes into my fantasy art gallery.

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09/07/2011 10:09:40 PM
And that's how you win the game
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09/07/2011 09:02:55 PM
...fascinating.
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09/07/2011 08:54:17 PM
Just stunning. Beyond photography. Best of Show. Ten. Fave. Etc.
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09/07/2011 07:55:00 PM
Abstract with beautiful colors. I'm sure you've gotten another comment saying this but: What is it??
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09/07/2011 05:01:35 AM
Not really getting anything off this shot.
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09/07/2011 02:16:20 AM
Warm and inviting abstract!
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09/06/2011 01:29:18 PM
Very cool abstract! And my own favorite method of titling them as well! Faving this one.
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09/06/2011 03:29:26 AM
I have absolutely no idea what this is, but somehow it's still engaging and definitely visually interesting. I'm jealous of photogs who can do abstracts like this so effectively. I can't wait to find out what this is.
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09/05/2011 09:07:57 PM
i have no idea what it is or what it means but i cant stop looking at it.
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09/05/2011 05:05:45 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: What a wonderful 'ready-for-the-wall' (or indeed gallery) image. Wonderful colours and an amazing of light. This is just beautifully constructed.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all.

Overall: Probably the best abstract I've seen on DPC (or perhaps anywhere else for that matter).
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09/04/2011 09:25:16 AM
Strange, mysterious
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09/01/2011 01:09:08 AM
undoubtedly one of the best images I've seen in a very long time. Love it.
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09/01/2011 12:06:18 AM
Now that's different, 9.
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