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Images that defy classification into animal, vegetable or mineral; motion blur, light & shadow play, abstracted views
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Post by Charles Haacker »

I like it! Strongly contrasting textures, rough and rougher. The thing looks like a map of the southeastern US rotated 90 degrees and reversed (I see Florida). Since I tend to see only in color anymore I am delighted at how well this works in B&W. Obviously the stucco was a bright orange, and in color it's probably very striking, but it also maybe dominates to draw all attention from the brick. By making the conversion there are but tones to deal with, basically two, dark and light, and textures, not-so-smooth and very rough so the brick gets equal visual weight with the stucco. If the stucco were painted white it would still work but not nearly as well. It looks like the light (maybe slightly diffuse sun) was coming from dead overhead, very tight to the wall for powerful textures. You could have made it straight on and it would be great, but you've made it at a slight angle and I think that gives slightly greater emphasis to the stucco, which works so well. Bra-VO! (OK)
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Post by LindaShorey »

It's almost the vase/faces positive space vs. negative space example! I love the contrasts of textures and light/dark. Holds my attention for awhile. Nicely done, Steve!
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Post by minniev »

St3v3M wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 am
Orange. S-
Nice textures in this architectural detail image. If not abstract, it comes close. I see Hungry Hippo and Cyrano de Bergerac.

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St3v3M wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 am
Orange. S-


I see an excellent backdrop/background, or a textured layer for a portrait of some sort. Love everything about this image Steve !!!
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minniev wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Nice textures in this architectural detail image. If not abstract, it comes close. I see Hungry Hippo and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Love the title.
A Hippo and Cyrano? I love it! S-
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davechinn wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:20 pm
I see an excellent backdrop/background, or a textured layer for a portrait of some sort. Love everything about this image Steve !!!
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Post by PietFrancke »

awesome texture, I like it rotated 90 clockwise, with smooth on top.

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Post by PietFrancke »

awesome texture, I like it rotated 90 clockwise, with smooth on top - well, maybe.. what you did is a-pealing

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Post by Matt Quinn »

St3v3M wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 am
Orange. S-
I like very much. This teaches me to see what is there in front of me. Thanks. The contrasting, complementing textures are very pleasing. I see both Chuck's map and an orange being peeled. I played visually with making this a landscape but agree that portrait works better. The lines in the bricks give it a sense of motion which would be lost in landscape. Well done. Matt
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