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Cold Abstract

Cold Abstract
著作権: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
ジャンル: 場所
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2008-11-06
カテゴリー: 自然HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
カメラ: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Themes, Friday theme 2008/11/07 'Cold Abstract' [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2008-11-05 23:11
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I visited the city earlier in the week and a wandered around looking at various forms of architecture painted blue. A chance stumble upon an older photo of a tree trunk led to a walk in one of the forest areas this morning looking for an interesting bark. Thanks to Tracey for stepping in during Helen痴 absence and thanks too for the update on Helen痴 whereabouts.

In the workshop the from camera view.

PP Work - Paint Shop Pro X2

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Re opened and added the text

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality ~ Pablo Picasso

Hendrika, Ejtaan, boomcat, gnangarra, burak28, Royaldevon, Teresat, Jonela, dareco, trekks, celan_mario, billy-m, Silke, shelbeesmom, wilth, pikas, Beger, ciore, korbee has marked this note useful
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Hi David,

Abstract, somehow difficult for me to get a grasp at exactly what is is, but I have to say your quote of Pablo Picasso really helps.
Because you removed all colour, you did remove traces of reality here and all warmth is gone.

Lovely presentation to add to the theme.


I love this David!
It's really great work. First of all the composition... It's so nice to every once in a while zoom in on things, specially things such as this trunk... Lovely!
Then I really like the blue tones of this. It really looks fabulous.
And then there is the "play" of light and shadows on your subject... absolutely gorgeous!!!

I really like this entry!


this one is natural abstract from tree trunk.. the only different now you change it to cold one with the colours like that.. excellent job for this week theme, David.. good one too.. tfs..

tc, terry

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-11-05 23:55]

Beautiful artwork, my friend.
The play of light and the tones are wonderful.


Nice abstract here.

It's interesting to see the different forms of abstraction that have been posted to the theme so far.

To me this is abstract. I can see that it's a tree but it's not the tree itself that is the subject of the photo. It's the colours (tones in this case), light, shapes and lines.

Great shot David,


definitely abstract, the horizontal composition adds to the feeling


I like the colours of this picture. Nice composition and idea.
Best wishes,

Hi David
Wonderful job
Great effects
Very well presented
Good note
Have a nice days

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-11-06 1:13]

Yes, these trees do have some super abstract patterns Dave. And I do like your B&W look very much. Paint it and you could make a lot of money!!
Well done - I like it

Hi David
Yes a true abstract from nature, well done! Love the B/W and agree with Janice...'Paint it and you could make a lot of money!!'

Thanks for joining the theme
Kind regards

Hello David,

You are my neighbour today!
You have captured interesting details of the bark with this great close-up. Its fractured nature and the lack of colour certainly make it cold, lifeless.
The composition, with shades across the frame, is excellent.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Had to copy and save this as site has been down twice!

David Hi:

Wonderful for the Theme. Excellent textures and clarity of details. Very very interesting and impressively presented.

Congratulations, very nice, my friend

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-11-06 4:13]

Hello David
Fantastic detail of the tree, very sharp and clear, with the blue tone adding an impressive cold effect.
Best regards, mb

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-11-06 4:38]

This reminds me of a artists pallet in oils, my friend of many faces. I love getting real close to something and seeing all the great details inside. I wish I had read your Picasso quote earlier, abstract confesses me. Well set up image and the right amount of PP work to make it exciting.
Warmest Regards

Bom dia David
Itエs really a very nice work... and you creat a beautiful mood.
Ok is cold but close to me.
have nice days
My regards

Hi David,

Great POV natures abstract is great the logs bark looks as if it has had the hand of man on it. The damage to the log has just added to composition and the b&w image has just finished it of nicely. Well done nice textures and tones.


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-11-06 8:19]

A very interesting image and I'm glad you have included the workshop. Nice pp work. I don't really understand the 'abstract' idea at all, maybe in time :) but I like seeing the pictures posted. TFS

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-06 8:36]

hello David

A fine contribution to the theme. The abstract has more complex level to undertand the nature of wood fibres and rings for its plant life. Cracks and knots - a basic property of wood.

tfs, bill

very nice pattern - so different shot from your most works. Interesting take. I like the idea. tfs


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-11-06 11:50]

An abstract true to your quote, as concrete as it can be. Well done, fine quality, rich tonal range.

That's fantastic, David,
I love this shot, it's wonderful, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-11-06 13:00]

Not that abstract imo, I see beautiful textures, David. Cold tones they are, the play of light adds a nice touch.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 730 W: 0 N: 110] (2983)
  • [2008-11-06 13:43]

Hello David
Stunning color indeed on that detail of a trunk that looks like a piece of charcoal.
A pleasing array of random shapes showered of the full range of grey tones la Ansel Adams who developed the Zone System for fine art black and whites.
Have a g'day.

Hi David,

Stunning work you show us.
Perfect lighting with excellent textures and details. Good exposure, very sharp and clear.
Amazing composition. My compliments


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-11-07 6:07]

Great idea!
Superb close-up,. great textures, excellent dark/light contrasts

  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 7 N: 301] (3113)
  • [2008-11-07 6:47]

First; I like the colours in your pict. very much.
The longer i look at this one the more i appreciate it. well done !

regards, willie

Nice work David! I like the textures here! Nature has lots of abstracts, this is no exception! The cool color makes it all work. Wood is normally a WARM color, until it dies! Nice details!

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-11-07 9:15]

Hi David,
It's cold, there's almost no feeling at all.
It's abstract, for me anyway, without your note I'd have had no clue as to what it is.
Nice post work and vision/imagination.

hmmmm . . . interesting title because to me it seems anything but "cold" due to the interesting and rich textures of the wood. Whatever, I think it's a cool image.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-11-07 18:04]

Hi Dave,
Very nice abstract, beautiful texture.

Could be warm. Could be cold. I like the light, the varieties of texture. The few tones intensify the effect.

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-11-07 19:42]

Ol David,

Original photo, good tones, magnific textures.

Good contribution for friday theme.

Greetings from Portugal


prywitanne David!
interesting cold colours!difficult work and good resault!=)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-11-08 14:11]

Hi David,
Well seen and done!
Nature is really a i source of inspiration for a photographer.
I like this treatment giving at the image a silky frozen aspect. We easily could see that by a clear moonlight in the forest! Bravo! Good to be here again!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-11-10 11:21]

Bravo Dave!
this is pure COBRA 1940-50s style art,evr heard of Dutch painter Karel Appel(apple)?.
I love it!

Hi David,

Cool shot that stands out from most of your other work in your gallery.
Hope your recovering well and good luck with quitting smoking.


beautiful work, is fine shown structure tree by means of black white effect! I much like!
respectfully yours , Oliga

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2009-03-23 13:10]

hello David

I find interesting in your picture the texture



Nice abstract composition.The dark and lighter tones are well balanced through the photo.

Have a great week.

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