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Railings in the sun, converted to black and white in photoshop.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 18-50
Recording media:ISO 100
Title:Oscillation
Username:ericfaragh ericfaragh
Uploaded:5 Aug 2006 - 8:02 PM
Tags:Abstract, Abstraction, Abstracts, Black & white, Light, Pattern, Rail, Railing, Railings, Rails, Repeat, Repeating, Repeats, Shadow, Shadowed, Shadows, Shadowy, Specialist / abstract
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whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104064 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 8:08 PM

Nice textures & tones, I can see why you wanted to capture them.
I would like them even better without the shadow though.
sarah

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insanebmx312
5 Aug 2006 - 8:08 PM

Nice shot, Eric. interesting pattern and well captured.

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artandfuture
5 Aug 2006 - 8:15 PM

realy fantastic tones... well done

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 8:16 PM

Amazing pattern effect. I like the tonal range and the lighting.

Ken

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 8:16 PM

Well spotted. Very effective work.

Jeanie

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Imagine23
Imagine23  8241 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 - 8:47 PM

Love the abstract feel to this. Works well in B&W with those shadows.
Lynn

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 9:36 PM

Hi Eric,perfect b/w,macro work,abstract shot and title.Love it.Take care.AnnSmile

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 10:05 PM

Excellent patterns and repeats Eric, had to be B&W for this one!

Sez Smile

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Slaterm
Slaterm  8496 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 10:17 PM

clever abstract image - like ths strong use of recurring pattern. Works well in B&W. Plenty of contrast

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Ken_fuji
Ken_fuji  826 forum posts Scotland
5 Aug 2006 - 11:26 PM

Hi Eric. Sorry for my lack of comments on your extraordinary images – therefore I shall try to redeem myself by providing you with an in-depth comment. “Extraordinary” is an appropriate word indeed to describe this image. At first viewing as a thumbnail, I did think it might have been a pipe organ shot from an inventive viewpoint. However, now, after reading your description the image becomes even more surreal!

That “magic eye” of yours has captured one of the most fascinating images I think I have ever seen! It is certainly an abstract – there is no doubting that, but what is even more amazing is the fact that no digital manipulation is involved. The conversion to black and white really does add to the surrealist imagery, as it brings out far more detail. I love the way the vertical lines – interrupted by those bizarre waves then lead into a completely different, almost 3D effect, as they re-emerge appearing to introduce that new perspective.

As well as the changing perspective, the tonal qualities alter dramatically due to the effect of the strong sunlight. The shadows also create more intriguing shapes, especially in the contrast between the diagonal and the wave like shades. You have captured a wonderful mixture of features in this shot, and I still shake my head in disbelief to think you actually “saw” such an awesome image in the first place.

You have mastered the Art of “seeing the unseen” – for want of a better phrase – and always photograph it in exactly the right way. This is astonishing photography Eric, and as I have a particular fondness for “abstracts”, I can appreciate this composition to the full.

Best wishes,

KJ

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2006 - 11:36 PM

Another one of your signature shots, and one of the best. There are enough repeats to make it interesting and enough variation to keep it alive.
A splendid abstract.

Eric.

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aftertherain
6 Aug 2006 - 12:03 AM

This is a very eyecatching image Eric and all the more so for being in B&W

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
6 Aug 2006 - 4:55 AM

Absolutely fabulous! Well seen and captured. Pam

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gill f
gill f  10115 forum posts England
6 Aug 2006 - 5:57 AM

This one has kept me looking - such interesting patterns - love it.
Gill

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96178 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 6:39 AM

Interesting abstract Eric...I deliberately avoided looking at your content quotes until I had worked out for myself what the image was...I looked and looked and looked and then it clicked

Adrian

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
6 Aug 2006 - 8:07 AM

A remarkable image that takes the everyday object and turns it into an art form - great stuff!

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
6 Aug 2006 - 9:12 AM

An excellent capture!

Rodd

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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 9:46 AM

looks like organ pipes, terrific spot and capture

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91107 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 10:18 AM

Done it again Eric, I would never have even noticed this shot to capture it myself but it's superb. The use of shadow is amazing and making it B&W is the icing on the cake.
By the way have you looked it it rotated 90 degrees clockwise, it becomes a totally different image.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 10:33 AM

Many thanks for all the good feedback on this one, much appreciated. Smile

Yes, I had a look at that before uploading this version, Malcolm. In fact, this one is already rotated 180 and I have another version in line with your suggestion. Smile

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Camairish
Camairish  91339 forum posts Scotland
6 Aug 2006 - 11:57 AM

Brilliant shot - like an optical illusion - the total lack of a sense of scale is superb.

Ian.

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chrisco
chrisco  959 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 12:10 PM

Great shot,youve got a good eye for the unusual!,well done.

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User_Removed
User_Removed Junior Member 851 forum posts
6 Aug 2006 - 12:19 PM

Another stunner, your use of verticals and diagonals is spot on as usual and the composition first class.

Derek

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Aug 2006 - 12:24 PM

Well spotted and handled, a great pattern here

Peter

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 12:58 PM

interesting pattern ,tones,composition!

a wonderful work


love it
ollie

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
6 Aug 2006 - 1:24 PM

An exceptional abstract!
Dawn Smile

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 2:41 PM

Thanks Ian, Chris, Derek, Peter, Ollie and Dawn, good to hear from you all. Smile

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jacquienewsham
6 Aug 2006 - 3:06 PM

great absract,works well in black and white
samantha

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darkenergy777

Well spotted and executed perfectly.!!
Lovely tonal range.
Excellent.!!

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geranium
geranium  932 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 4:03 PM

Nice one Eric - I knew this was one of yours!
A great abstract.

Bev

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 6:27 PM

One of your very best Eric. Brilliant lines and shadows.

Phil

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 6:59 PM

Wonderful abstract patterns Eric . The B/W suits the image . xx

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 7:19 PM

Excellent abstract Eric, this is a really strong image. As Ken above, I thought it was organ pipes in the thumbnail.

Nigel

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 7:24 PM

Excellent piece of abstract art Eric
mike

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owp
owp  10168 forum posts
6 Aug 2006 - 8:42 PM

. . . owe! . . that rocks . . . .



. . I thinks ken_fuji said it!

Quote: You have mastered the Art of “seeing the unseen”

. . . I won't it on my wall! . . .



Mike.W

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 9:14 PM

Thanks Samantha, Mike, Bev, Phil, Mavis, Nigel, Mike and Mike.W, great to hear from you all. Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10979 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2981 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2006 - 10:37 PM

Nice mixture of shapes, lines and tones.

W

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nolongeramember

perfect sensual lighting and abstract..

love the contrasts..

nikkiSmile

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VintageRed
6 Aug 2006 - 11:47 PM

Strong abstract. I particularly like the sweeping shape from top left to bottom right. Nick.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2006 - 8:32 AM

Thanks Willie, Nikki and Nick, good to hear from you all. Smile

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 - 8:54 AM

outstanding work, well done.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2006 - 9:39 AM

Thank you Marc, I'm pleased you like it. Smile

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
7 Aug 2006 - 8:43 PM

excellent Eric - like the title too

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2006 - 11:32 PM

Cheers Maggie. Smile

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VNelson
VNelson  9 United States
7 Aug 2006 - 11:39 PM

Masterfully seen and captured...perfection.

Verne

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alpha788  8 Canada
7 Aug 2006 - 11:53 PM

Love the abstractness of the image - very well seen and taken!

Stan

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ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 6:27 AM

Thanks Verne and Stan, good to hear from you both. Smile

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deavilin
deavilin  10339 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2006 - 7:33 AM

This is one of your best Eric love the abstract feel about it, light and tones are just greatSmile

Charlotte

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8 Aug 2006 - 11:38 AM

I very much enjoy the graphic and geometric quality of your work. Well seen!

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suetography
8 Aug 2006 - 3:14 PM

Great abstractness to this shot.

Sue

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glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2006 - 5:07 AM

Nice work, but I don't think I can follow up after KJ, can you send him over to my portfolio, he would make my head swim! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2006 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Charlotte, Joline, Sue and Greg, nice to have your comments. Smile

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kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2006 - 9:14 AM

This is quite exceptional, very good work Eric

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2006 - 7:56 PM

Glad you think so, Kin, good to hear your opinion. Smile

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2006 - 1:37 PM

Stunning shot Eric, I also thought it was a pipe organ. Visually intriguing shot.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 8:37 PM

Watcha Eric,
excellent abstracted image, well seen and executed, guddun.
best
Mick

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ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 8:45 PM

Cheers Nev and Mick, good to hear from you both. Smile

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electricsoup
18 Aug 2006 - 10:11 AM

love this image.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2006 - 8:05 PM

Good to hear from you Nathan. Smile

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BonaFideNut
14 Sep 2006 - 6:40 AM

Nice...I like the vertical lines and how they just bend, like they're collapsing from their own weight. Nice shadows that accentuate the shapes. Well done.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2006 - 6:54 AM

Thank you Richard, I'm pleased you like it. Smile

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