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Simply Ice

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:24 pm
by minniev
Sometimes the patterns seem pretty all by themselves. All suggestions, comments, appreciated.

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:32 pm
by Charles Haacker
Nothing to critique so far as I am concerned. I wouldn't mind have a physical print in my hands just so I could turn it through 360 and study it. The chaos is fascinating and gives us an insight into why no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same (although that's now disputed but angels dancing). Hey, that would make a good title for this: Angels Dancing.

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:42 pm
by Matt Quinn
minniev wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Sometimes the patterns seem pretty all by themselves. All suggestions, comments, appreciated.
Minnie, You know my preference in b&w; the darker, the better. These look washed out to me; I would prefer more black and a tad more contrast. Aging eyes here, you understand. Matt

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:25 pm
by LindaShorey
I think Chuck's onto something. I bet the impact would be much greater with a print, maybe metal? This is a bit chaotic for my comfort level, but I can imagine becoming immersed in the moment when shooting. Fascinating artist, that Mother Nature.

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:17 am
by minniev
Charles Haacker wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Nothing to critique so far as I am concerned. I wouldn't mind have a physical print in my hands just so I could turn it through 360 and study it. The chaos is fascinating and gives us an insight into why no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same (although that's now disputed but angels dancing). Hey, that would make a good title for this: Angels Dancing.
Angels Dancing On Chaos? Nice wordsmithing Chuck! Ice fascinated me. It creates its own forms that seem sometimes random and other times ordered. Glad you found it interesting!

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:28 am
by minniev
Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Minnie, You know my preference in b&w; the darker, the better. These look washed out to me; I would prefer more black and a tad more contrast. Aging eyes here, you understand. Matt
I understand Matt, but I kept this one bright on purpose, shooting for a freshly-polished-silver look. I knew it wouldn’t appeal to everyone (and possibly not to anyone :D ).Thanks for chiming in, I may try a darker version just to see!

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:29 am
by minniev
LindaShorey wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:25 pm
I think Chuck's onto something. I bet the impact would be much greater with a print, maybe metal? This is a bit chaotic for my comfort level, but I can imagine becoming immersed in the moment when shooting. Fascinating artist, that Mother Nature.
Yep, it’s processed to emulate metal. I am tempted to do a small metal print just for the heck of it. I’ll watch for specials!

Re: Simply Ice

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:50 am
by Charles Haacker
I came back to look again and realized that it strongly resembles an electron micrograph of crystal structure. (OK)