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Posted By: Nitrok, 01-27-2009, 10:04 AM

Abstract, abstract and abstract.
My favorite theme today.

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Then the question - how long did you watch each photo?
I always find myself watching photo longer if it has something abstract in it. What about you?
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01-27-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
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The first one is really excellent. Both are very good.
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I like the first one best
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The first one for me

QuoteOriginally posted by Nitrok Quote
Abstract, abstract and abstract.
My favorite theme today.

Then the question - how long did you watch each photo?
I always find myself watching photo longer if it has something abstract in it. What about you?

Well to answer your question. I spent much longer with the first, as it is my favorite of the two and does fit my definition of abstract better than the second one. I like the contrast of Black vs White in the first one and the frame really works on that one IMO.

But the second is not really an abstract to me because my brain immediately tells me what it is. So, I spend less time discovering it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
Well to answer your question. I spent much longer with the first, as it is my favorite of the two and does fit my definition of abstract better than the second one. I like the contrast of Black vs White in the first one and the frame really works on that one IMO.

But the second is not really an abstract to me because my brain immediately tells me what it is. So, I spend less time discovering it.
Hey Gus if you go to other sites, all the points you have made come up. There appears to be two camps or kinds of thinking on matters of abstract art or photography. For me, no matter how abstract an image or painting, if it does not have some link to representation, it is difficult to relate to. And if we can't relate to it, who will notice it! Even the pattern of black and white is recognizable as a pattern and somewhat as a fence, though not exactly or definitively.

So yes, I stop and stare almost every time I see an abstract image. Like both images, but the first just keeps me coming back.

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I'm going to go a bit against the flow here. I really enjoy both of these shots, but I'm particularly taken with #2.

The first is analogous to a great pop or rock track; clean and well executed with a comforting level of regularity and predictability.

The second reminds me of a jazz tune - an overall pattern (the chord changes are recognizable) but with less regimentation and more melodic and rythmic subtlety.

Anyway, cool shots.

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Thanks all for your opinions and thoughts!
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Great shots both Joni! I have to say that I looked little bit longer the first one

In this kind of pictures I also find the open space very attracting ... staring with empty eyes ... and empty head

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I have not looked at these quite a few times, the first really has power, and yes works as an abstraction!
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Interesting shots. Very creative. Thanks for posting.
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