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Old 07-23-2018, 02:32 AM
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Gordon's Bay Harbour Abstract

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I've been experimenting a bit with abstracts this month. Here is one of the Gordon's Bay Harbour made from a single raw image. I like theresult, although my wife feels it is too busy.



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Old 07-24-2018, 10:04 AM
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Re: Gordon's Bay Harbour Abstract

Peter,
I like the effect and have used it a few times in my Topaz software. You have to find just the right photo though to apply it and I think you have. The radiance in the strokes and the excellent exaggerated contrast in this area is an eye-catching formula that works for this composition. I would find myself standing in front of this print memorized by its colors and complexity.

At first I wished that the composition was not so centered with maybe a little more negative "'black" area on the right. But then maybe Not! I love abstracts and the more I look at it, the better I like just the way it is.

Lastly, your special effects accentuates the triangles. That really is important to the success of this sketchy feeling abstract. Now I know why l like it so much.

For me this is a winner.
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Re: Gordon's Bay Harbour Abstract

Thanks for the comments Lorell. Much appreciated.

My wife commented that the image is too busy and suggested toning down the buildings behind the left-most boats. I had a go at that but decided that I preferred the stark original. Here is a copy of the revised image:



So which do you prefer?

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Re: Gordon's Bay Harbour Abstract

Peter, super image to play with. I agree with your wife in the busyness of it but toning down doesn't help IMHO. The busyness comes from the masts on the left row of boats and the buildings behind them. That being said the eye does go to the center of interest because of the white, not a bad thing. The dark/black vignette given to the edges does help to draw the eye in also. I guess I would leave it as is and let the viewer decide. I think it would be a superb image to hang on the wall at the beach house or a nautical theme restaurant.
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Re: Gordon's Bay Harbour Abstract

Thanks for the comment Rich. Much appreciated.

I'm quite keen to see a large printed version, but that will have to wait until we return from holiday at the end of the month. (Also keen to see how my new printer performs after standing for two months.)

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