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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Mar 2014 12:28AM
We has some of "this" as well these days---

just a thought, I think I would have cropped this to eliminate the sky--- or maybe that is water---MELTED?

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6 Mar 2014 12:35AM
yes, water.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Mar 2014 12:39AM
melted sounds good!
I think I would have cropped out the top also....gone for pure abstraction......but that is me, not you.

mlseawell 8 1 United States
6 Mar 2014 5:33AM
This is a lovely abstract my friend! That intense blue is gorgeous!

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 5:38AM
Clever; took me a little while to work out the subject matter, just like a good abstract should. Smile
6 Mar 2014 7:29AM
Now you're talking. Seen with an artist's eye.
User_Removed 5 10 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 8:08AM
The abstraction and that deep blue water. It bars you from entering but also invites you in.

An abstraction to go in my favs

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 8:30AM
Quite extraordinary. This changes from three different planes to a flat abstract pattern and back again as I view it.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 8:31AM
Blue sky thinking I have heard of Wink This is a new one on me . . .Blush
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 8:33AM
Very artistic. Which I like Alan.
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
6 Mar 2014 8:51AM
Had me guessing as to what it was. Fascinating image.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 9:44AM
Abstract imagery with bite...

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jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 9:55AM
I like the blue at the top Alan, it balances the image out with the darker shade at the bottom. This is a superb image, there are so many journey's to be taken in it. Well done!

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 10:00AM
Like this a lot Alan, a excellent abstractSmile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 10:30AM
Beautifully seen and framed Alan.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
A thorny problem with the ice.
Nicely observed Alan.

6 Mar 2014 10:59AM
You twigged that, Dougie Smile
MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
6 Mar 2014 12:17PM
Fine natural abstract - makes you think, what's what......
Like inclusion of dark blue of water at the top.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
6 Mar 2014 1:11PM
A fine bit of tracery. Gives one something to think about.
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
6 Mar 2014 4:28PM
mind boggling and i couldnt finally work it out.. havent seen things like this before.. it traps mind in more than one way,
1. what is the margin between the thorny reeds and the surface of snow.. at first i thought it was a layering but then you dont use layers.. (finally it may be the shadows..)
2. seeing the reeds the white background appears like a vertical wall, which the composition may also suggest..
3. then what the heck is the blue? the sky? what is the margin between the edge of this wall to that blue.. absolutely nothing as it is water.. miles and miles if it is sky..

i could never had made it to this much if i hadnt read in the comments that it is water..
there's some slushy snow but as i havent seen much of it in my life, i couldnt guess it.. this is a puzzle at so many levels (at least to me) that it has to go as one of the most clever abstracts.. of course no cropping can be done.. in fact it is too good.. a work of genius because what it is more than one flat surface made of snow and water.. Shortlisted..
I hope i havent read so much this time.. this is one image that makes seeing images worthwhile..
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 8:43PM
The layers of frost are nice and I like that slash of dark blue water. The thorny branches make the image.
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 9:40PM
excellent abstract Alan, really well seen and composed....class image Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Mar 2014 11:11AM
Prefer 'fractured' Smile... a 3D image viewed as a 2D abstract.

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 5:51PM
Superb abstract image, very well observed, wonderful rich colour and beautiful light.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2014 5:47AM

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