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Zuiko 8th October 2013 05:14 PM

HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
I want to enter a competition with the theme of "Abstracts." Which one of these, if any, do you think best suits the theme? Thank you. :)


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...75_e_c_r_s.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...3_e_c_r_s2.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...e_B_W_r_s1.jpg


http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...108_e_r_s1.jpg

IainMacD 8th October 2013 05:17 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
2 or 4 for me John

StephenL 8th October 2013 05:22 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
In the modern terms of the genre, number 4.

bilbo 8th October 2013 05:24 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
#2 for sure.

But I'd crop it to remove the top "un-puddled" section. More abstract like that...

I'm sure you know what I mean John, but could show you if asked :)

Wee man 8th October 2013 05:29 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
No 4 for me also.

George Dorn 8th October 2013 05:37 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
They're all good.

In answer to your question, I would plump for 4 or 1, but.. er.. I like 2 the most!

gregles 8th October 2013 05:53 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Number three for me*yes

Ralph Harwood 8th October 2013 06:09 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Hi there John!

If it wasn't for the thin ribbon of clear glass I would definately say picture 1, but I think number 2 has it, especially with the crop suggested above.

Cheers,

Ralph

bredman 8th October 2013 06:21 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bilbo (Post 255624)
#2 for sure.

But I'd crop it to remove the top "un-puddled" section. More abstract like that...

Without question, this.

Zuiko 8th October 2013 06:31 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Thanks guys,

A bit of divided opinion, which may mean that none of them really stands out, but some concensus seems to be forming for No 2.

Does this help?

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da..._e_c_r_s_2.jpg


Or this?

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da..._e_c_r_s_3.jpg


Thanks again. :)

Ulfric M Douglas 8th October 2013 06:41 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Number 2 for me too, and I'm glad that's the consensus.

Now of your two crops : top one.

bilbo 8th October 2013 06:52 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Now you mention it, John, I prefer the upside-down version.

PeterBirder 8th October 2013 07:30 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Hmm, I think/fear Stephen may have hit the nail on the head.
However that all depends on what the judges think of as "abstract".

I keep being drawn back to No 2.
My initial reaction to this was, as others to crop off the top.
However this leaves the image (to my engineer's brain) looking "top heavy" and likely to fall over.:eek: No doubt your brain said something similar which is why you tried inverting it.:) This didn't work for me as I'm now troubled by the "clear water" parts of the image and the fact that the predominant "pointed shapes" in the image are pointing upwards.

So.... My next thought is to take your first (non inverted) crop and crop the bottom to remove the "clear water". This then leaves my brain (which is hurting by now:rolleyes:) being more aware that the pattern is very nearly, but not quite symmetrical. Since less is often more maybe perhaps a further small crop of the RHS would even it up.

I'm now worried that too much cropping will eventually leave you with nothing so I'll stop now.:D

Of course you could always change your name to Gu**ky .:D:D

Regards.*chr

Bikie John 8th October 2013 09:50 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
On a second visit and after more thought, I would choose no. 3. But picking anything to suit any judge is always subjective and given the theme I suspect it can't be any better than a crap-shoot.

Not that I would ever suggest you are a crap shooter, John :)

Ciao ... John

Zuiko 8th October 2013 09:59 PM

Re: HELP - Which One Says "Abstract?"
 
Thanks Peter, food for thought.

John, I've suffered worse descriptions in my time! :D


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