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wolfnowl
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« Reply #140 on: January 21, 2009, 01:49:21 AM »
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"Personally I think all truly abstract photographers are really secretly painters, LOL. "

I move freely between abstract and representational photography, but I often look at the latter in terms of form, line and color as an abstract artist does. That tendency often surprises viewers and I think it opens up creative possibilities.

I agree.  Some of my work is very accurate, crisp, following all of the rules.  And some of it is more non-representational, whether from movement, focus or post-processing.  I try not to follow one style but go with what the scene and the image present.

Mike.

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« Reply #141 on: January 21, 2009, 05:23:36 PM »
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I agree.  Some of my work is very accurate, crisp, following all of the rules.  And some of it is more non-representational, whether from movement, focus or post-processing.  I try not to follow one style but go with what the scene and the image present.
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Mike.

You have some interesting images there, Mike. I particlarly like the lilies in the pond, as whatever you did accentuated the colours, and made the whole scene come alive. But the point I want to stess, inkeeping with your comments, is that the technique has to suit the subject and work in the sense that it conveys what you want. Well done.

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« Reply #142 on: January 22, 2009, 12:58:35 AM »
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Thanks, John.  For that waterlily shot I did basic lighting adjustments, then pushed contrast all the way up and clarity all the way down in Lightroom.  I don't know that it would work for any other image, but it seemed to work for that one.

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