Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 4, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Though I'd start another photo thread...this time for abstract photographs. Photos where the actual object in front of the lens is obscured by the lighting, patterns, colors, motion blur or other techniques which become the real subject of the photo...I'll start with a few I have at work...more later
Some very cool shots by all. There was a technique posted in the photographers of supertopo that was interesting. It involved layering shots taken at different apatures and focal points. Perhaps I'll play with it sometime. Anyone try before?
Cosmic - I don't believe BASE posted his photos before my comment about sandwiching because my comment was referring to his shot on the other thread. I wouldn't have mentioned it if the same photo was here already.
Dick you have some great work here, I'm curious about this one:
Do anything special to give it that feel? It looks like a painting.
After breaking my leg while skiing this winter, I have had more than enough time at the computer learning how to make already abstract photos into something really bizzare.
This is fun at the computer but is no where near as satisfying as getting a good natural photo like this wind blown snow.
Here's one from a few weeks ago. I notice some really neat reflections of reeds in thew water. After getting home I was disappointed with the shot in color and in B&W. but I thinks this works for now, and could be a lot better if I put some more time into it.
I'm not sure if these 2 qualify. I just shot them this morning. Circle follows circle anyway. Might be a long hanging hand traverse up there at least. 3rd photo is from several years ago.
Strange that today's sunsight, not half an hour ago, utilized it's red clouds to take my blues away over having screwed up on my camera settings the day before yesterday, which I still have to understand and put to rights. I'm new, the camera's the pro.
The colors only lasted until I'd shot these few scenes, out of focus, a scant three or four minutes after I'd noticed the colors out my window & had raced up to the fifth floor, barely getting there before everything started to fade to pastels.
I believe I need a new SD card. The old one is headed for the scrap heap, unless there's a way to save the shots that were on it before I "formatted." Any one know anything?--Artless Codger
"Custom" light source (read "white balance adjustment") used on the last and first shots. What fun we're having with the sun! I might could lighten up the last shot, but there'd be no abstraction, right?
PSEUSSIAN ABCTRACTION. Love the concept, MisterE. The Grinch was green.
As the time of the syzygy approached, the planets involved held an encounter group. Their respetive moons were given the night off.Earth being called out for its polluted atmosphere by Uranus, Venus looking on.
excellent chaz, nice pallet! i marvelled at the polygonal salt ponds from my first few flights as a kid, and again sailing small craft from the harbor. a mountain of morton salt dominated the near horizon. what the heck bulldozers were doing mucking around in my food was as puzzling as umbrella girl on the box. cracker in the shaker finally made sense once i confronted real humidity, but iodine? ... goiters? a ten year old knows when his chain's being yanked. thanks for one more revelation
ed, thanks for dragging this site into the lofty realm of the aesthete.
understand that it's uncool to stand up and cheer too many times in a row,
so feel free to recklessly blow socks asunder as i carefully modulate my adulation.
till now! this image, it's composition in particular, slays yours truly:
the time i spent in wondrous gaze was well spent indeed
Roger Breedlove, as much as I admire the athletic successes of your town of late,
I believe the slogan, "Cleveland Rocks!" is totally misleading.Your fair city may be a gem, but there are no rocks in Cleveland worth speaking of, are there?
Ed, Brian is a big hearted, straight up Yosemite climber from the early 70s. We can both remember climbing an odd combination of features in Tuolomne Meadows with one of the Bircheffs which we name Strange Brew. We forgot to record it, so now it is something else. Brian is a great keeper of our tribal flame. Coming soon, a "rock." And not those in M's NE Ohio gardens.
I'm a lightweight by comparison with Roger, and he has more hair, too.My memory sometimes serves me better, though. Both Dave and Phil were on that scamper on Stately Pleasure Dome. Near the Cooler, I think it was.
And just who is Ed Bannister, besides a savvy taker of fine quality images?
well Mouse, thank you for your generous words...Bob and I were polar opposites on some issues...
he wanted his opinion enforced by government, i wanted to do good for the desert...
and stay far away from what i knew would happen if he involved the park service, blu, monument staff, it went federal. so i was really frustrated that , at least in my opinion, he put his ego, ahead of what was good for the monument, or access in general.
if you want a flavor for my gear background.. look at the dyneema fabric "thread..."
The best Man i know in Climbing, is Tom Frost, no question.
"Breedlove has a point... Is Tufa... rock?" Calcium carbinate like at Mono lake. But I have also heard limestone formations called that too. I think it has to do with the process more than the composition.
Ed your post of Dec 25 is that the Tufas out by Trona?