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  1. netronelson

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    Hi There,

    In Homage to the recent 'Minimilism' threads that are currently on the forums, how does abstract photography grab you?

    I love the idea that the most mundane objects can become fascinating photos - here are a few I took while still getting used to my DSLR... Canon 60mm EF-S Macro on it's way to me now, so expect some more of these when it arrives!


    Crits welcomed!


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  2. Brammers

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    Number 1 works. It's truly abstract - you've got some nice light trails arranged in a pleasing pattern.

    2&3 don't work for me because I can tell what they are. The cable shot may show some really pretty bokkeh, but it's just a cable. Same with the Sushi - it's got wierd texture and highlights but it's just not grabbing my interest.

    A polariser would work really well on that sushi. I'm guessing it's a wet substance, so the polariser would cut out all of those white discy highlights and leave you with a much more contrasty subject.
     
  3. tryingtimes

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    Yep - I'm with Brammers. No1 is really nice. I assumed there was some kind of motion blurring going on until I read the title.
    2&3 don't do much for me.
    I love abstract images though so am looking foward to seeing more in this thread.
     
  4. salubrious_k

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    Excellent shots! I also particularly like the first.

    Here are my best abstract shots of everyday objects, see if you can guess what they are without following the links...

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  5. SweetGirl

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    This one looks like window blinds. Am i right or wrong?
     
  6. salubrious_k

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    I'm afraid you're wrong

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  7. netronelson

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    Thx - The first shot is just our metal bread bin with a strip light, no fx at all on that... the other two are a bit more 'normal', I think i'll take out the titles to make them more mysterious like salubrious_k did (good idea!)... Though I do like that sushi nori (just a flat, dry piece before any rice is added)...

    Um - are yours 1, a childs cot, 2, air vent/intake, 3, Violin strings? or cello etc...

    N.
     
  8. salubrious_k

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    Wrong on all three accounts I'm afraid

    BTW, I mislead people, no. 3 isn't a household object. But no.1 definitely is, and no.2 is probably in about 30% of houses (depends if you're that way inclined)

    EDIT: Oh I didn't mislead people, I said "everyday", not "household"
     
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    Image 2
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    metal strings on instrument perhaps, I can see the coil, maybe? :hiya:
     
  10. salubrious_k

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    Well done, you're right!

    It's the strings on my guitar, you can just see the edge of the soundbox up the top. The conical effect on the strings is of course the very narrow DOF, and not movement (that confused some people LOL)
     
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    You've foxed me on the other two, tempted to follow the links...no I think I'll wait and see if anyone can get close!...will check thread later.
    salubrious_k, I guessed correctly, deduction Dr Watson! ;)
     
  12. salubrious_k

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    LOL Well the third is difficult as after all it's just a particularly specific textured surface, but a good clue for the first one is to think about the DOF and what that means in a 3 dimensional sense...
     
  13. SweetGirl

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    is the first one 'stair gates' :confused:
     
  14. salubrious_k

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    nope, it's the a similar kind of material/structure though. Here's a clue, it's shot from the top down...
     
  15. SweetGirl

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    Here some of mine

    lets see if you can guess....:devil:

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  16. salubrious_k

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    Great shots, the first has got great tones.

    My guesses are:

    1. Some sort of metal pot (maybe for kitchen utensils)
    2. A grill in front of some speakers
    4. A fork
     
  17. Trev2971

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    Go on I'll have a go Anita

    not sure on the top one but no.2 speaker/hi-fi ?
    no.3 a fish slice/spatula?

    How the new toy?

    Trev
     
  18. SweetGirl

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    u are just so good at this.

    u are correct on all 3 :clap: well done....
     
  19. SweetGirl

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    you are right on no 2.

    long story...see my thread...had an accident and my camera (bless him) came out of it pretty badly, so i went to swap it out but they had no D40 in stock so i got a D40x for a little more.
     
  20. senu

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    Salubrious... #1 ( second lot) is a clothes airer
     
  21. salubrious_k

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    LOL - I've had a bit of practice, I'm in a group on Flickr where we used to post up puzzles just like these.
     
  22. salubrious_k

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    Hooray! You've got it.

    They're pretty photogenic things, here are some alternate views:
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    :)
    Ill have to find one or 2 abstracts myself!
     
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    Interesting pics here! Some of mine:

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  26. salubrious_k

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    Love the second one! Is the first one a whisk?
     
  27. tryingtimes

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    The first one looks like a genuine slinky.
    The second looks like 2 sides of a plastic cube (although it would have to be big to have a sharp corner like that).
    I don't have a clue about the 3rd - at first I thought it was the grip of a focus ring on a lens, but it looks too straight.
    Great shots though!
     
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    Yup, first one is a slinky. Nowhere near for the second but you're in the right kind of area for the third. :)
     

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