Anything intresting here?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by alaios, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Um, what are these?
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Sorry, doesn't happen to do anything for me
  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    At least there must have been something interesting for you, otherwise you wouldn't have pressed the shutter button. I see some potential in the scene, the second one conveys most of it IMHO, it's a kind of scene I might have explored myself if I had encountered it. However, unfailingly I end up throwing away this kind of pictures, so apparently I have no talent for this style of photography.

    Tell us why you 1) made these shots and 2) presented them here. That way I'd be able to comment in a more effective way. Flaunting pictures hoping someone else sees something in them you don't, isn't going to bring you very much I'm afraid. Feeling bad enough now? :evilsmile:
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  5. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    I was sitting over my desk when I saw the morning sun coming out... There I also had a fan for the summer time and I liked how it was backlit . I then played a bit with the focus, focusing either on the outer skeleton of the fan or at the dirty window which looked intresting enough as the light was also lighting up the details.
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  6. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 5, 2013
    switch them to B&W and amp up the contrast and they would all make lovely abstract images.

    I love a strong patterned abstract B&W myself, I am guessing you were attracted to the strong contrast between the light and dark.

    I have taken a number of abstract pics like this myself, again boring subjects but nice patterns etc,
    <a href="" title="B&amp;W Abstract 1 by Mathieu Decodts, on Flickr"> 11438234063_52e199e5d1_b.jpg "1024" height="682" alt="B&amp;W Abstract 1"></a>

    <a href="" title="B&amp;W Abstract 2 by Mathieu Decodts, on Flickr"> 11438233113_bd1b571c43_b.jpg "1024" height="682" alt="B&amp;W Abstract 2"></a>

    <a href="" title="B&amp;W Abstract 3 by Mathieu Decodts, on Flickr"> 11438100654_1c6f925e08_b.jpg "823" height="1024" alt="B&amp;W Abstract 3"></a>

    <a href="" title="B&amp;W Abstract 4 by Mathieu Decodts, on Flickr"> 11438235033_3b1942b2bb_b.jpg "811" height="1024" alt="B&amp;W Abstract 4"></a>

    I would say turn on the Dynamic range optimisation if you are shooting Jpegs, this will get you more depth out of a dark scene like this and work on drawing the viewers attention to a particular nice part of the abstract with the rule of thirds etc.

    go back another morning and try the scene again, try something different and try them in B&W
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  7. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Hi thanks for the answer.
    I liked your suggestion, so I am giving it a try



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  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    ^^Much better ;)
  9. Mathieu Decodts

    Mathieu Decodts TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 5, 2013
    Much nicer, well done, try to focus on the shapes, composition and contrast in light and dark then reshoot. Don't be afraid to underexpose the dark elements, having blown out black is fine when going for contrasty abstracts. Interested to see more of you pics. :)

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