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    Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Though the realism seems evident, it's the abstract patterns that I find most appealing about this composition. Your thoughts?


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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    I'd cut a quarter off the top and a quarter off the bottom.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    The longer one looks, the more you see.

    I think this comp is just fine. It very much reminds me of Rorschach pictures!

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    Thanks, guys!

    Greg: I like your idea a lot if the photo shown below is what you intended. It's a completely different photo for me. Not better or worse, just different.


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    I kind of like the second version Mike!

    More of a monochromatic kaleidoscopic effect!

    (How's that for an oxymoron?)!

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Very nice. first version for me.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Beautiful image Mike... While I like the 2nd version a lot, I prefer the first version because it looks like a face, perhaps an alien from outer space.

    The other abstract you posted is not for me, but I think this image is absolutely stunning.

    PS Have you ever thought of placing exotic, colourful fish inside your glass vessels? Wildlife and architecture, all in one image... Just a thought.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    PS Have you ever thought of placing exotic, colourful fish inside your glass vessels? Wildlife and architecture, all in one image... Just a thought.
    Are you and Steve ganging up on me? He also had a similar suggestion today. Your and his suggestions are way beyond my technical proficiency so far.

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    LOL.. I haven't a clue what Steve suggested.. I just envisioned your glassware with pretty fish inside... However, I'm positive that my idea is not beyond your technical proficiency, just add a little water (transparent with refraction properties?) and start with a slow moving b&w striped fish...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Are you and Steve ganging up on me? He also had a similar suggestion today. Your and his suggestions are way beyond my technical proficiency so far.
    Last edited by Brownbear; 1st September 2013 at 10:16 PM. Reason: typo

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    You forgot that the fish isn't transparent. Adding an opaque subject to the scene introduces requirements that are presently way above my pay grade.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post

    Greg: I like your idea a lot if the photo shown below is what you intended. It's a completely different photo for me. Not better or worse, just different.
    I like that, Mike, although this is what I had in mind. Not necessarily better, just different. (I think are several possible crops in the original that would stand alone as differnet and intersting images.)

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    I like that also, Greg, and only hope it's not too much of a crop when it comes to printing the file. I might take the time to set up the shot again using that composition filling the frame. Thanks for the idea!

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    You forgot that the fish isn't transparent. Adding an opaque subject to the scene introduces requirements that are presently way above my pay grade.
    What? Never heard of jellyfish?????

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Ten Transparent Animals

    http://www.oddee.com/item_96585.aspx

    What about a glass fish, flower or a diamond (just the gem) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    You forgot that the fish isn't transparent. Adding an opaque subject to the scene introduces requirements that are presently way above my pay grade.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    This is just great having Terry, Steve and Christina ganging up on me. Did any of you remember that the easiest and perhaps only easy aspect of photographing glass is that it doesn't move!.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Sorry, Mike.

    It was just an idea that popped into my head, and you certainly don't need any silly fish in your beautiful images of glass.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    This is just great having Terry, Steve and Christina ganging up on me. Did any of you remember that the easiest and perhaps only easy aspect of photographing glass is that it doesn't move!.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    A little anesthetic and I'm sure these guys will lie perfectly still.

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    In all seriousness though, a wonderfully creative image, Mike. I especially like the first one; there are so many visual interpretations to play with in it.

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    Re: Glass: halfway between abstract and realism

    Bring on the anesthetic!

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