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  #126 Abstracts
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Paper Cranes       ©2013 Edward
NIKON D5100       2nd place, 206 points
1/59s, f4.8, ISO 3200, 174mm, Unknown, Pattern, flash
 
Post-Processing: A bunch of colorful, folded paper cranes thrown on my desk seemed a perfect opportunity for an abstract image. I centered in on the pile and took a close up. The SOOC image was pretty, but I did not feel it was "abstract" enough. Using Corel PaintShop ProX4, I tried several post processing special effects, but nothing seemed to resonate until I applied a special effect called "Detail Stylizer". I already know some here will probably not like this effect, but my wife has the last say since even she loved the image!       Extra Info: None
 
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mrsawyer
May 7, 2013
    Another great finish! Congrats!

Edward
May 6, 2013
    Thanks everyone for your votes and thoughts about my entry. This was an interesting photo challenge -- and I especially think the word "challenge" is fitting here. Like a few here have already mentioned, trying to create an "abstract" image was no easy task. The image I created with some conscious intention with my Panasonic camera (entered in the Main Challenge) did not, in fact, do that well. To tell you the truth, "Paper Cranes" was more of an accident. I had no intention of entering the Open Challenge, but while I had my Nikon camera in hand at my desk -- I just saw these crazy paper cranes that my wife had thrown on my desk -- and took the shot. It just happened; one of those serendipity occurrences where I was in the right place and the right time, I guess. I debated about adding the moire effect, but like I said . . . my wife's positive opinion was the deciding factor. I will post the original as soon as "Outtakes" is available.

Lo
May 6, 2013
    Excellent finish - this is the kind of photo that raises your spirits

NEAT
May 6, 2013
    Well done on 2nd place, was a funky shot!

Mepo
May 6, 2013
    Great finish - Congratulations.

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RolandB
May 6, 2013
    To me this isn't really an "abstract", but it wins with the colors and composition. Good luck.

Mepo
May 6, 2013
    Striking image - happy and fresh. Like it a lot.

Old Finn
May 6, 2013
    Good work with the picture. In my TT.

johncomyn
May 6, 2013
    Nice and colourful! Think the filter that you applied has made it a little busy.

Una
May 5, 2013
    Say hello to your wife, she has been right! I love it!

dojob
May 4, 2013
    Very nice effect! looks very good! in my favs...

evaan
May 4, 2013
    Moires origami!!!! Love it. Beautiful, rich, scrumptious colors. Nice job.

evaan
May 4, 2013
    Moires origami!!!! Love it. Beautiful, rich, scrumptious colors. Nice job. One of my favorites.

mrsawyer
May 3, 2013
    Good use of flash! This cacophony of colors and shapes makes a wonderful abstract. My #2!

Oldseadog
May 3, 2013
    Just what an abstract should be. A top pick from me.

Lo
May 3, 2013
    Absolutely love the effect of the detail stylizer - the patterns and colours really make this abstract stand out

Edward
May 3, 2013
    I will certainly post the original photo in outtakes so y'all can see how it was transformed.

Martes
May 3, 2013
    I like this, but I think I would have liked to have seen it without the special effects, just line and color. Very unique, though, and love the idea of taking an image of the paper cranes.

Martes

forkcandles
May 3, 2013
    never argue with a woman us mortal men will never win.
brilliant result

NEAT
May 3, 2013
    The effect looks quite cool, to what would of been a mundane shot, the colours really pop as well, in my top 10.

LaRee
May 2, 2013
    I like the way the post effect still hold the form of the paper cranes. This is really a striking abstract.

cookiejar
May 2, 2013
    Love the concept and the colour balance. A nice mix of recognisable and mystery. I wasn't sure about the marbling effect at first, but on refection I think this would provide many hours of introspection. It would be a good image for on the wall next to a sick bed.

Jade O.
May 2, 2013
    I'm always sensitive to the concern I may be getting suckered in by some plug-in effect rather than the photographer's art but the colours and shapes have an undeniable appear. I'm having a hard time shaking the sense that this would have looked better as a straight photo though; hope you'll post the original in outtakes after the voting is done.
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By Edward


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