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By Tish1    
Thank you guys for your generous response to my previous upload 'Moo Moos' Book' with additional thanks to Willie [Banehawi], and Robert [Robert51] for their brilliant mods.

Some of you may recall I asked for ideas relative to home work assignments given by my photography tutor; this is a first draft; if it is immediately obvious what this is, then clearly I am taking the wrong approach, for an abstract.

I am currently using safe objects, I have vertigo, which may prove advantagous in terms of producing abstract photography, so, who know, I may be able to use it to my advantage, which will be a first.

Anyway, your critique on this first draft would be very appreciated; apart from the usual processing not pixels have been harmed in this production Grin


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paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2016 5:17PM
A flower petal and stamen? Probably not the right person to comment here as I struggle with abstract due to my technical background.

lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
15 Oct 2016 5:25PM
Striking image
Johnpics 13 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2016 5:45PM
Nice work, fells very warming.
15 Oct 2016 6:09PM
A lovely use of light to back-light the flower Tish
15 Oct 2016 6:26PM
Lovely work Tish..Lin
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
15 Oct 2016 8:49PM
Flower or fruit - the macro lens and depth of field are a giveaway, I reckon...

I think I want the black things in hte middle sharp... And possibly more of the image overall, so stopping down may be necessary.

Maybe hype up the colours, or play with funny filters?
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2016 10:09PM
Lily? Whatever it makes a good abstract.
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
16 Oct 2016 7:37AM
It almost looks like a fire

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2518 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2016 8:48AM
Looking into a lily I think, stamens pointing downwards. A very clever idea, I like the ambiguity.

John identifies the problem, all three anthers (the black bits) need to be sharp, to hold the 'flames' together. I suspect that they were not in the same plane, a smaller aperture would help here.

I love it when people look for images, beyond the obvious.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
16 Oct 2016 1:23PM
Yes, I'd say it was the centre of a flower, but wouldn't have a clue what species! Whatever, Tish, this is a super abstract Smile
Trev Smile
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
16 Oct 2016 2:05PM
At first glance in the thumbnail it suggested feet being wared in front of a fire, beside, or outside a tent while camping.

Thats abstract enough for me.

Touching it in any way will make it less ambiguous.

17 Oct 2016 5:29PM
Well this is different Tish. Great to see your ideas and efforts rather than the usual bird or animal Landscape etc Gets my grey cells thinking what else can be achieved with photography. Debs
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
17 Oct 2016 9:23PM
I thought part of a flower even from the thumbnail, but given I do a lot of closeup work I suppose it was easy for me to see it straight away - in fact my second thought was what an original title for such a shot! Someone who hasn't photographed flowers may well struggle initially.

But I agree the stamens need to be sharp for full effect. It looks like two are in the same plane so that would be fine if you can't get all three sharp. Often on a n abstract the eye needs something to rest on and where you have these silhouetted parts we do need that. Achieving focus can be tricky as it's critical at these distances and apertures but the result when you get it spot on would be good.

Definitely on the right lines and fine for a first draft.

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