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Abstract #4

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 10 December 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Shot in the South Shields Snooker Centre after too many beers forced my hand and mind to wander. Just having some fun with this little Fuji compact, set on a slowish shutter speed than waived around gently.
I made a number of layers in Photoshop and experimented with blend modes and hue and saturation adjustments. Got some surprising results - final one next week.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful abstract

10 Dec 2012 5:18am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is very abstract

10 Dec 2012 5:34am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Very cool effect! Maybe, I should take up drinking beer!

10 Dec 2012 5:44am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A spectacular display!

10 Dec 2012 6:04am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Fun experiment! I love how this looks rich and liquid-y!

10 Dec 2012 6:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

10 Dec 2012 6:28am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

C'est très joli

Bonne journée

10 Dec 2012 6:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Gallery space is waiting for modern art such as this!

10 Dec 2012 7:14am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great abstract!!

10 Dec 2012 7:15am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific abstract, great work

10 Dec 2012 7:38am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Talk about running paint:)

10 Dec 2012 7:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Getting close to an inkblot Rorschach test - could have fascinating results in a snooker hall !

10 Dec 2012 8:23am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Excellent !

10 Dec 2012 10:19am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Original abstract ! I like the top part.

10 Dec 2012 10:51am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très bel abstrait!! j'aime+++++

10 Dec 2012 10:54am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Great play of light

10 Dec 2012 11:01am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What fascinates me is that most "Light painting" is done with a bright source of light against a dark background. I don't know whether you've inverted some layers, but if not, this is unique in that it doesn't follow that formula

10 Dec 2012 11:11am

@CElliottUK: Exactly right, I did!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Like some blue ink on te lights !!

10 Dec 2012 11:16am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

This is fantastic!!

10 Dec 2012 11:26am

Eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Lovely abstract shot! Very colorful. Super many thanks for sharing

10 Dec 2012 11:34am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice, a beautiful abstract. I love the colors and light.
Good week.

10 Dec 2012 12:42pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

is excellent. I love it. Alejandra big kiss

10 Dec 2012 12:45pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide shot, les couleurs sont géniales. Superbe abstract. Bonne journée.

10 Dec 2012 12:51pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great fun - superb graphic

10 Dec 2012 1:43pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great abstract. Nicely done. :)

10 Dec 2012 2:09pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely abstract , well done ! Phil

10 Dec 2012 2:17pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

A very nice result to your effort, Curli.

10 Dec 2012 2:31pm

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Beautiful design with spectacular colors and patterns!

10 Dec 2012 2:39pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Hey Curly absolutely brilliant use of long exposure! And the result is just spectacular!!! Amazing abstract! Can't wait to see more!:-)

10 Dec 2012 2:59pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great fun with wonderful results.

PS: Love the image of you and Missy on G-map. It seems you 'guys' over there see their street cameras all over the place.

10 Dec 2012 3:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Almost like music charts in the drunken mind of a binge partying orchestra conductor. Very cool and always loads of fun to see these unpredictable results.

10 Dec 2012 3:41pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Excellent colours, but ... maybe to abstract for me. Instead I love the portraits 08.12 and 09.12. They are very expressive and B&W fits perfectly ! Bravo !

10 Dec 2012 3:45pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Cool, looks like some decorative class object.

10 Dec 2012 4:45pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Reminds me of having fun with an airbrush and paints, beautiful photo !~

10 Dec 2012 4:59pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

more nicely poured and drizzled colour.

10 Dec 2012 5:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i love the outcome! crazy colours and patterns and a look as if it was acrylic paint !!!

10 Dec 2012 5:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I really like this. It has a lot of depth to it. It looks like a modern art painting!

10 Dec 2012 5:14pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome... ! Nice shot! Best regards, Adela

10 Dec 2012 5:18pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Abstracts are unique...nice one here...great colors

10 Dec 2012 6:00pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

superb, it looks like a painting!

10 Dec 2012 6:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Your experiments are always fabulous

10 Dec 2012 8:05pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very abstract

10 Dec 2012 8:22pm

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

A painter could not do better. The play of color is just fantastic.

10 Dec 2012 8:39pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great bit of playing

10 Dec 2012 9:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and eye-catching forms captured in this abstract! Who says one can't have fun with photography? :-)

10 Dec 2012 10:02pm

Andrea from Salamanca, Spain

Tremendo abstracto! Hermoso !

10 Dec 2012 10:18pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

beautiful colors in this great abstract, curly! :-))

10 Dec 2012 11:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Dec 2012 12:59am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is beautiful!

11 Dec 2012 1:28am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Ha, what a nice technique to get such an image! It certainly worked! I like the color, lovely image!

11 Dec 2012 2:29am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

The face.. Is the red one??

11 Dec 2012 7:10am

@Riccardo: Yes, he is mainly reddish.

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very nice result! Well done!

11 Dec 2012 9:25am

philmess from angouleme, France

Etrange mélange de couleur , original mais c'est bien d' essayer toutes possibiltés dans la photo

11 Dec 2012 9:39am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Haaaaaaaaaa oui tout à fait je le vois maintenant! trop top!

11 Dec 2012 10:42am

@Martine: Glad you found him.

Monik from PARIS, France

Les couleurs sont superbes et les transparences très révélatrices.... Beau travail...Bravo !!!

11 Dec 2012 12:45pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Bravo, je n'avais vraiment pas remarqué, je pense que notre oeil étai aveuglé par les couleurs.

11 Dec 2012 12:48pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh ..Yes ..Now I see a face !

11 Dec 2012 1:18pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Yes, indeed a "shroud of Turin" apparition seems to have manifested here !

11 Dec 2012 1:37pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

centre of the frame?

11 Dec 2012 3:19pm

@Ted: Yep, you got him.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Now I see it, but it seems more like a mask.

11 Dec 2012 3:36pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

yes, now I can see it. :-))

11 Dec 2012 11:10pm

David from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Endless fun, a new form of waving!

12 Dec 2012 11:06pm

Mowgli from Nice, France

Encore splendide, toujours très créatif et coloré.

13 Dec 2012 6:10pm

Z from Shanghai, China

WOnderful metallic tones!

14 Dec 2012 9:46am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Great colors and light. A fun image.

14 Dec 2012 11:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting result !

14 Dec 2012 12:51pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany


17 Dec 2012 9:07am

Steve Carey from Fairhope, United States

Very cool!

20 Dec 2012 9:02pm

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