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Cheshire Cat Abstract

By teabelly  
Using motion blur and layering to see what happens....

Tags: Cheshire Blur General Cat Abstract Motion


dudler Plus
16 970 1532 England
14 Apr 2016 7:59AM
You've been a member here for several years, so I reckon you know what the Critique Gallery is for - suggestions and options, but no votes.

Abstract images are hard to critique, as they are not usually fitting into any sort of a pattern: and this is no exception.

Technically, it's fine: well-exposed and sharp. Compositionally, it uses the Thirds sensibly. I'm less sure about the top-and-bottom only border.

Overall, it is both striking and easy to keep lookign at, while the title gives just enough suggestion to give me direction about what I am seeing, while the picture itself has enough suggestion of a cat that I'd have got there before too long.

I love the dynamic look - the cat's shaking its head to get rid of water drops, in my mind.

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teabelly 8 45 England
14 Apr 2016 9:43AM
Thanks Dudler for your comments, although a member for a few years I have only occasionally used the site for putting up images, I do not understand if I have done something wrong when you say no votes?

I don't normally do abstract images but have done a few that I quite liked and wanted to know anyone's thoughts and ideas - Yes I think you are right about the the border, I had been messing around with cropping a larger image.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4042 Canada
14 Apr 2016 12:46PM
You chose the Critique Gallery, and here you dont receive click, or votes, only feedback. For votes/clicks you use the General Gallery.

Hope that explains it.
teabelly 8 45 England
14 Apr 2016 4:35PM
Thank you for explaining BanehawiSmile
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2016 7:47PM
I normally have littl time for most abstracts, but this is rather good because itdoes actually look like something, but only just. Effective and strong.

pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2016 8:24PM
I have enjoyed looking at this image, and looking to see if I would have chosen to do it differently. The answer is no, except that I might have given the cat's head a bit of a tilt.

I very much go along with John's idea of the cat shaking its head, but I see it as shaking the whole of its body, just the way that cats do. They don't like water, so I think it's a "dry" shake.

I have tried two modifications, rotating right and left. There was obviously then the need for crops.

TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2016 2:55PM
I love this, simply for that wonderful array of colours Smile It's vividly bright and bold, and therefore commands attention. Subject matter is always going to be personal with abstracts like this, but this also has a very structured, deliberate feeling to it. Some abstracts are quite visually organic in nature, but this one is the opposite of that.

Although, I have to confess that I don't see a cat at all ... I kinda see a Shih Tzu dog ... perhaps after it's just come back from the groomers ... and it's not happy at all ... Blush

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