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    Black and White Abstract

    Comments welcomed.

    Black and White Abstract

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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    Doesn't work for me.

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    I really like this, Karm. I am not sure about the thin horizontal line in the lower rh corner, though. It seems to be too close to the edge of the frame, but I think it is needed to balance the one above it - I may well be wrong. Can you extend the edge down a cm or so?

    I would like to how you did this, Karm.

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    Very interesting shot and has a lot of potential I think. It feels to me a bit unbalanced, I think because of the very large central area of black, perhaps a black /white imbalance? Does that make a bit of sense? I'll come back to this, Karm, and see how it strikes me the second time.

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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    Hi Footloose. I agree with you on the image's lower right corner. I don't have a decent filler program. I want to fill this space with black and see what it looks like.

    In creating this image I began with part of a picture of a highway overpass. Looking into the original image I recognized the interesting geometry within the image -- that is one of the reasons I took the picture to begin with. The underlying structure of the overpass is an off white. I believe I converted the original image into a BW. I then bleached out part of the structure and blackened the rest of the image. If you like I'll post the original image. I can't do it right now. I hope this helps a bit.

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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    Thanks Kevin for your comment. I find that in trying to create an interesting abstract image my mind changes daily. I suspect that if I asked ten people in our group to create a black and white abstract from my original image we would end up with ten pretty interesting, but different, images. I find with abstracts that you have to live with them a bit before you make up your mind whether you like it or not.

    I should have mentioned this when I posted the image but it should be viewed with a black background (my opinion).
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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    Hi Chauncey. Most images I look at from our group members I can place on some scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being not very good and 10 being brilliant. I see very few 1's and very few 10's. Most of the time we're all somewhere in the middle. I have noticed that with abstracts people either tend to hate them or love them or maybe just indifferent to them. So, I'm completely okay with your comment.

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    What I admire and appreciate is not whether it's good image (I like it), but the willingness and commitment to go out on the edge and try something different. I'm very conservative (with a small 'c') and tend to stay within my comfort zone.

    So, good on you, Karm. Go for it.

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    I like it, why, because it had provoked interest and a thought process with respect to it's possible origin.

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    Thank you Donald. I really appreciate your comment.

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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    Footloose, I destroyed the original image behind the abstract I posted. However, here's one of its sister images which I think will give you a sense of where I began. This image is the underside of an overpass. I think you will see its potential as raw material for the type of image I ended up creating.

    Black and White Abstract

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    Thanks, Karm. This colour image is pretty impressive, too.

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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    I like it. It's Abstract what else is there to say.

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    Re: Black and White Abstract

    wmoore, yours are the truest words I heard today. thanks.

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