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Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:04 pm
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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:50 pm

I am waiting to know a little more about your thoughts Adithya. I would reserve my comments till then :-).

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Doc,this is the out focus image of a tree branch. From the past many days I am trying to make some abstract images using this technique, but could not get desired result. This is close to what I had in my mind.

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Did you try to control the defocus and work around a theme ? I can make out the branches but what am trying to say here is that even when you are making an abstract it needs to lead the viewer's eyes and mind to converge on an imagination ( not necessarily they match with your thoughts ). As we discussed here in the forum a few days ago about unfinished images where the mind can slip in, a story or a theme which can be interpreted in many different ways, remember ? What is this desired result that you are looking for ? Is it that you are keeping this technique constant here and looking for what works with it or you decided to use this technique as this helps to provide an abstract vision to a logic ? Let me give an example, suppose the technique of slow shutter speed, we primarily use it to capture motion but in the broader and deeper sense that motion helps to express the theme in the image, be it speed, be it fear or anything. That makes a lot of sense to me. Do you really think that a completely technique dependent execution could lead to creating an abstract which allows several mind to interpret the image in various ways ? I hope you do not mind my candid queries. It would be really interesting to have some more inputs here. My thinking might be biased. The image is looking good to me, but it is somehow only generating a visual response, not as much in the mind. I sincerely hope that you will consider everything that I wrote with academic interest. :-)

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Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:32 am

I understand Abstract art as something away from reality and is more 'imaginary'. A classic example i can think of is Black square canvas by Kazemir. Such art allows the user to visualize what he/she wants ?
"Do you really think that a completely technique dependent execution could lead to creating an abstract which allows several mind to interpret the image in various ways ? " To answer Nilanjan's question, " it could ". I have been trying on similar ones, but not yet got one. Well i'm not yet matured in terms of art to critique on an abstract, hope one day i will.
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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:52 pm

Nilanjan,
Many times when I see tree branches in the background of sunny sky I get attracted towards that. When I spend more time with then they create mixed emotions in me. And I try to represent that using photography medium. As we all know, the way we see and still photography works in different way. When we see something our eye works as a video camera, our nose smells, ears hear, we feel the heat/ cold in the atmosphere, most importantly our brain interprets them. When I just try to frame them the resultant image will not represent what I 'wanted to capture'.
So I will and have to try some other ways to depict what I want to represent. Then I try the techniques like zoom burst, oof etc to get what I have in my mind. Personally I want to keep those techniques as part of the image and not the core of the image.

"What is the desired result you are looking for?" To be honest, I don't know. I can say I have an vague idea of it. First the result should please me. It has to be aesthetically, artistically good. It should be capable of grow.

"Do you really think that a completely technique dependent execution could lead to creating an abstract which allows several mind to interpret the image in various ways ? "- For this also I don't know the answer. When you asked about the thoughts I was a little confused about what to write, so I just wrote how I made this image and left the viewer to interpret it.
I remember a question you asked a fellow photographer, "no doubt this is looking different but why did you do it" ? It's very profound question for me also. Why do I do this? Just to make different images? So after that I have been very careful while making the images and repeatedly ask myself "Why do you do this?"

As you know I am poor writer and struggling a lot to express. I want to share some of the images and paintings which I like most and draw inspirations from. Hope they will help to associate with my feelings.
http://www.google.co.in/search?q=mark+r ... 40&bih=779
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnkos/43 ... /lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stellawind ... /lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumase/209 ... /lightbox/
http://www.google.co.in/search?q=Jackso ... 40&bih=779
http://miksang.com/galleries/gal_danill ... large.html

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:02 pm

No No, you wrote quite well :-), I could understand that your mind is searching, I wanted to know what is it searching ? Not knowing is often like taking a vast journey with just belief in mind, I have no reasons to question that :-), there is nothing wrong with that too. Interesting thoughts my friend. I am sure that you would continue to search even by not knowing what are you in search of, I like this attitude a lot :-). I too have so many unanswered questions in my mind, so when I see these images the questions simply erupt. Thanks for sharing the links.... Best wishes.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:45 pm

Nice discussion here...

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