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whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 8:08PM
Nice textures & tones, I can see why you wanted to capture them.
I would like them even better without the shadow though.

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insanebmx312 14 48
5 Aug 2006 8:08PM
Nice shot, Eric. interesting pattern and well captured.
realy fantastic tones... well done
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 8:16PM
Amazing pattern effect. I like the tonal range and the lighting.

jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 8:16PM
Well spotted. Very effective work.

Imagine23 12 241 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 8:47PM
Love the abstract feel to this. Works well in B&W with those shadows.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
5 Aug 2006 9:36PM
Hi Eric,perfect b/w,macro work,abstract shot and title.Love it.Take care.AnnSmile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Aug 2006 10:05PM
Excellent patterns and repeats Eric, had to be B&W for this one!

Sez Smile
Slaterm 12 496 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 10:17PM
clever abstract image - like ths strong use of recurring pattern. Works well in B&W. Plenty of contrast
Ken_fuji 12 26 1 Scotland
5 Aug 2006 11:26PM
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,

BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2006 11:36PM
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.

aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 12:03AM
This is a very eyecatching image Eric and all the more so for being in B&W
Gecko 12 25 Australia
6 Aug 2006 4:55AM
Absolutely fabulous! Well seen and captured. Pam
gill f 14 115 England
6 Aug 2006 5:57AM
This one has kept me looking - such interesting patterns - love it.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 6:39AM
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

AlanBW 12 20 England
6 Aug 2006 8:07AM
A remarkable image that takes the everyday object and turns it into an art form - great stuff!
RoddBC 12 40 United States
6 Aug 2006 9:12AM
An excellent capture!

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
6 Aug 2006 9:46AM
looks like organ pipes, terrific spot and capture
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
6 Aug 2006 10:18AM
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.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 10:33AM
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
Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
6 Aug 2006 11:57AM
Brilliant shot - like an optical illusion - the total lack of a sense of scale is superb.

chrisco 12 59 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 12:10PM
Great shot,youve got a good eye for the unusual!,well done.
User_Removed 12 51
6 Aug 2006 12:19PM
Another stunner, your use of verticals and diagonals is spot on as usual and the composition first class.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Aug 2006 12:24PM
Well spotted and handled, a great pattern here

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
6 Aug 2006 12:58PM
interesting pattern ,tones,composition!

a wonderful work

love it
DYankee 12 6 United States
6 Aug 2006 1:24PM
An exceptional abstract!
Dawn Smile
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 2:41PM
Thanks Ian, Chris, Derek, Peter, Ollie and Dawn, good to hear from you all. Smile
6 Aug 2006 3:06PM
great absract,works well in black and white
Well spotted and executed perfectly.!!
Lovely tonal range.
geranium 13 32 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 4:03PM
Nice one Eric - I knew this was one of yours!
A great abstract.

oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
6 Aug 2006 6:27PM
One of your very best Eric. Brilliant lines and shadows.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
6 Aug 2006 6:59PM
Wonderful abstract patterns Eric . The B/W suits the image . xx
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 7:19PM
Excellent abstract Eric, this is a really strong image. As Ken above, I thought it was organ pipes in the thumbnail.

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 7:24PM
Excellent piece of abstract art Eric
owp 13 168
6 Aug 2006 8:42PM
. . . 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! . . .

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 9:14PM
Thanks Samantha, Mike, Bev, Phil, Mavis, Nigel, Mike and Mike.W, great to hear from you all. Smile
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
6 Aug 2006 10:37PM
Nice mixture of shapes, lines and tones.

6 Aug 2006 10:50PM
perfect sensual lighting and abstract..

love the contrasts..

VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 11:47PM
Strong abstract. I particularly like the sweeping shape from top left to bottom right. Nick.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 8:32AM
Thanks Willie, Nikki and Nick, good to hear from you all. Smile
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 8:54AM
outstanding work, well done.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 9:39AM
Thank you Marc, I'm pleased you like it. Smile
xinia 13 54
7 Aug 2006 8:43PM
excellent Eric - like the title too
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 11:32PM
Cheers Maggie. Smile
VNelson 13 3 United States
7 Aug 2006 11:39PM
Masterfully seen and captured...perfection.

7 Aug 2006 11:53PM
Love the abstractness of the image - very well seen and taken!

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 6:27AM
Thanks Verne and Stan, good to hear from you both. Smile
deavilin 14 345 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 7:33AM
This is one of your best Eric love the abstract feel about it, light and tones are just greatSmile

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
8 Aug 2006 11:38AM
I very much enjoy the graphic and geometric quality of your work. Well seen!
8 Aug 2006 3:14PM
Great abstractness to this shot.

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
9 Aug 2006 5:07AM
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!!!

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 9:03AM
Thanks Charlotte, Joline, Sue and Greg, nice to have your comments. Smile
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
9 Aug 2006 9:14AM
This is quite exceptional, very good work Eric
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2006 7:56PM
Glad you think so, Kin, good to hear your opinion. Smile
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
10 Aug 2006 1:37PM
Stunning shot Eric, I also thought it was a pipe organ. Visually intriguing shot.
MickS 13 23 14 England
14 Aug 2006 8:37PM
Watcha Eric,
excellent abstracted image, well seen and executed, guddun.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 8:45PM
Cheers Nev and Mick, good to hear from you both. Smile
electricsoup 11 30 England
18 Aug 2006 10:11AM
love this image.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2006 8:05PM
Good to hear from you Nathan. Smile
BonaFideNut 12 14 United States
14 Sep 2006 6:40AM
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.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2006 6:54AM
Thank you Richard, I'm pleased you like it. Smile

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