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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2018 11:46AM
I really like the idea, and the triptych arrangement.

Just a thought - I think the problem here is that paper crumples and creases easily, and every tiny imperfection in the smooth surface will show up under directional light. So I would be inclined to try card. Bend and fold it very carefully, preferably over a hard shape or edge.

I'm looking forward to more experiments.

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28 Feb 2018 11:53AM
well conceived and elegantly done
and echoing Moira: i would, too, consider a smoother material
28 Feb 2018 12:05PM
Great capture.
Sylvia
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
28 Feb 2018 12:13PM
A fascinating experiment. Looking forward to more.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
28 Feb 2018 12:19PM
excellent
28 Feb 2018 12:42PM
Oh I dunno... I actually quite like it with the dints. Of course it prevents the image from being truly abstract, but whether that's a problem really depends on your intention.
Personally I like the depth and tonal interest provided randomly by the areas of subtle shadow.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.5k 35 Norway
28 Feb 2018 3:56PM
An interesting experiment where you can learn a lot about light and shadows.
Perfect or imperfect is a personal choice, of course, but I am inclined to agree with Moira that for a true abstract effect, imperfection-free would be preferable. Either that, or break up the light by crumbling the paper in your hand first to create small, multiple areas of light and shade.

Malc
28 Feb 2018 4:29PM
Thanks for the comments and advice.

Quote:Just a thought - I think the problem here is that paper crumples and creases easily, and every tiny imperfection in the smooth surface will show up under directional light. So I would be inclined to try card. Bend and fold it very carefully, preferably over a hard shape or edge.



Quote:Perfect or imperfect is a personal choice, of course, but I am inclined to agree with Moira that for a true abstract effect, imperfection-free would be preferable. Either that, or break up the light by crumbling the paper in your hand first to create small, multiple areas of light and shade.


I know where you are coming from here and I could have scored and folded thin card to get precise shapes but that's not really what I wanted here. Instead I wanted to retain some of the organic quality of the thin paper and to create more subtle shadows and edges. Or, in other words, I wanted it to look like what it is, just a sheet of cheap A4 copy paper. I've just begun this project so there's a lot of experimentation to come yet.
Cheers
Alan





1 Mar 2018 6:46AM
A good idea. I had to get used to the style. But after several reputations I am of the opinion - very successful. Great work, Alan.
capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2018 10:58AM
A clever idea with great scope for further images.Smile
ivor
sturko 1 Sweden
2 Mar 2018 2:16PM
Papel duro o suave... que importa, lo esencial es conseguir el efecto deseado y lo que a ti te gusta, para los demas es asi o asi, a mi me gustan las formas, los colores o tonos bien definidos, por lo tanto un sobresaliente y excelente calificativo, ah! y cuanto mas abstractos mejor.
Ademas veo que te gustan las trilogias, te recomiendo que leas la de Sig Larsson, si no lo has hecho todavia.
Saludos //Gaspar

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