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#1 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:42 PM

I’d really like to get some feedback on this one, which is a bit different for me.  It is deliberately more abstract.  The “story” for me is about the tension between the darks and the lights and the rhythm and flow of the lines.  I’d be interested in your response.  Does it feel balanced?  Does it elicit a visceral response of any kind?  Is Power and Flow an apt title?

Fuji Xt-1, ISO 200, 39 mm, f/16, ½ sec and I can’t quite remember but I think I used my 6 stop ND filter.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:52 PM

I do not know a lot about art and abstract so what  i say may be out of line and if it is a do apologize.     First, I like picture, the flow of lines, shoot you turned water into hair.. that's pretty cool. I like the idea of dark areas and light ones conflicting as a story.  For me I find myself looking up to the black and dark brown towards the top of the picture as the focal point of conflict and wishing I could scroll to see more of it..   Great picture! 



#3 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

I do not know a lot about art and abstract so what  i say may be out of line and if it is a do apologize.     First, I like picture, the flow of lines, shoot you turned water into hair.. that's pretty cool. I like the idea of dark areas and light ones conflicting as a story.  For me I find myself looking up to the black and dark brown towards the top of the picture as the focal point of conflict and wishing I could scroll to see more of it..   Great picture! 

Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.  I'm glad, at least, that you'd want to scroll to see more.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:03 PM

I love it! the only thing...if there was more around an edge (or 2)...simply for perspective, but you are the artist, and like I said, I love it.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:45 AM

I am blind to some aspects of art and never more so than in the case abstract art ,though I do like the textures and subtle shading across the image though the  SQUARE edges of the frame come as a bit of a shock to MY eye, perhaps an ellipsoid or circular framing or vignette...?

 

Hope I am not leaning towards a change in shirt style Rod..(-:



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:07 AM

Very striking, Kerry !

The colours and lines are hypnotic.

If the top right corner represents "the power", then it might possibly be a little unbalanced if the rest of the photograph is "the flow".

I can see that printed large on a wall somewhere.

I think its a great picture


You get rid of that Partick Thistle replica shirt, Geedee,  and pull on summit in white linen ;)



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

I love it! the only thing...if there was more around an edge (or 2)...simply for perspective, but you are the artist, and like I said, I love it.

Thanks Doug.  In the case of this shot, I didn't crop at all, this is how it came out of the camera so there really isn't more.  I plan to do more of this sort of thing in the future and will likely give myself more variations with each set up to play with.


I am blind to some aspects of art and never more so than in the case abstract art ,though I do like the textures and subtle shading across the image though the  SQUARE edges of the frame come as a bit of a shock to MY eye, perhaps an ellipsoid or circular framing or vignette...?

 

Hope I am not leaning towards a change in shirt style Rod..(-:

Thanks for the feedback geedee.  Not sure what to say, however, about your comment.  A photograph is, by definition, a framed image.  I guess the image either has the capacity to transcend that barrier or it doesn't.  The most successful images, in my opinion, do.


Very striking, Kerry !

The colours and lines are hypnotic.

If the top right corner represents "the power", then it might possibly be a little unbalanced if the rest of the photograph is "the flow".

I can see that printed large on a wall somewhere.

I think its a great picture


You get rid of that Partick Thistle replica shirt, Geedee,  and pull on summit in white linen ;)

Thanks Rod.  Appreciate the feedback and pleased that you like the image.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

Hi Kerry
Venturing into abstract, eh?
I've had to look at this photo many times. At first it didn't appeal to me, but now it does. Go figure. I guess that's a change in visceral-ness! I like the light-dark contrast, and the fast flowing water. For me the top right corner of churning water is a distraction. At first I wanted to like it due to the contrast with the flow everywhere else, but I just can't get there. That's just me of course.
I think of chocolate syrup meeting vanilla swirl. (I must be hungry)
Thanks for posting and pushing into new territory. We might need a new page for "abstract"!

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hi Kerry
Venturing into abstract, eh?
I've had to look at this photo many times. At first it didn't appeal to me, but now it does. Go figure. I guess that's a change in visceral-ness! I like the light-dark contrast, and the fast flowing water. For me the top right corner of churning water is a distraction. At first I wanted to like it due to the contrast with the flow everywhere else, but I just can't get there. That's just me of course.
I think of chocolate syrup meeting vanilla swirl. (I must be hungry)
Thanks for posting and pushing into new territory. We might need a new page for "abstract"!

Thanks for the feedback Mark.  I have had a similar feeling about the upper right corner.  I love the texture, colour and dynamism but worry that it doesn't quite balance overall.  Unfortunately, every time i look at the image I have a different opinion.  Still, for a first try at something like this I'm pleased.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:23 AM

A great capture! I, as some of the others, feel like the top right doesn't quite fit with the powerful left-to-right flow of the rest of the image. But mostly, I get mesmerized by the different colored lines, and catch myself staring at it for a long time. Really, really nice work!

 

I also (like MrWild) thought of flowing hair when I initially saw the image. 

 

I think the title is quite appropriate.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

Love it. Hang it.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:29 AM

Love it. Hang it.

 

Thanks John.  One of these days I'm going to print something so I can hold it in my hand.  A bit of a learning curve with printing too, I suspect.  Do you do any printing?






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