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"Art" out of Ice?

Post by minniev » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm

Any thoughts are appreciated. These are tinkered with in toning, in filters, with texture, just to bring out what I saw in the ice. All of them are closeups but not really macro. And not done yet, still going through the stuff I got last week during the latest version of winter-geddon in Mississippi.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Just my personal reactions:

1. Soothing cool, with stimulation from lines vs. circles + crackling textures. Holds my interest to check out all the complexities.

2. I like the idea a lot, but feel the size difference between background leaves and main subject is a bit dissonant - I guess I want my experience to be more about the delicate details of tiny.

3. A muddy messy puddle, no interest :rofl:
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:46 pm

3 catches my interest in that it looks like a high up view of terrain with a road around it. 1 looks like moons and a nebula, and on two I want to see up close the crystal clear ice crystals that surround the leaf.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:54 am

minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Any thoughts are appreciated. These are tinkered with in toning, in filters, with texture, just to bring out what I saw in the ice. All of them are closeups but not really macro. And not done yet, still going through the stuff I got last week during the latest version of winter-geddon in Mississippi.
Minnie:

#1, Didn't realize MS had that many moons. Is that where moonshine comes from?

#2, Sugar frosted shamrocks.

#3, Elsie, the Borden Cow. getting a mudpie beauty treatment.

Really like 1 as you have it.

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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:57 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Just my personal reactions:

1. Soothing cool, with stimulation from lines vs. circles + crackling textures. Holds my interest to check out all the complexities.

2. I like the idea a lot, but feel the size difference between background leaves and main subject is a bit dissonant - I guess I want my experience to be more about the delicate details of tiny.

3. A muddy messy puddle, no interest :rofl:
Thanks for your thoughts!

The second one was shot straight down, which accounts for the size difference. Then I made it worse with blur and texture layers :D One never knows...
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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:58 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:46 pm
3 catches my interest in that it looks like a high up view of terrain with a road around it. 1 looks like moons and a nebula, and on two I want to see up close the crystal clear ice crystals that surround the leaf.
My fixation with shooting off the bridge straight down on the ice...

Thanks Piet. I thought of a galactic shot on #1 as well.
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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:00 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:54 am
minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Any thoughts are appreciated. These are tinkered with in toning, in filters, with texture, just to bring out what I saw in the ice. All of them are closeups but not really macro. And not done yet, still going through the stuff I got last week during the latest version of winter-geddon in Mississippi.
Minnie:

#1, Didn't realize MS had that many moons. Is that where moonshine comes from?

#2, Sugar frosted shamrocks.

#3, Elsie, the Borden Cow. getting a mudpie beauty treatment.

Really like 1 as you have it.

Matt
Thank you Matt. Your creative thought process is always so fun to get a glimpse of.

#1 was space photography in ice, glad you saw it too!
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:44 pm

#1. "Music of the Spheres" (my personal favorite)
#2. Someone said something about Sugar Frosted (and I personally would not crop a thing, all subjective of course)
#3. An interesting abstract, but maybe a fossil trilobite or horseshoe crab...

Very generally I do not need to know or try to imagine the source, the original inspiration for an abstract, to thoroughly enjoy it. I would have NO clue what #1 was but I loved it on sight, and the very first thing that popped into my head was "Music of the Spheres," not necessarily the elegant 1868 waltz composed by Josef Strauss, but certainly the concept of Musica universalis, Music of the spheres or Harmony of the Spheres, a philosophy that ascribes music in the movements of celestial bodies. They didn't mean literal music but isn't it wonderfully ironic that since radiotelescopes we know that space is filled to overflowing with "music." I think you could sell that picture! (Y)
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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:00 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:44 pm
#1. "Music of the Spheres" (my personal favorite)
#2. Someone said something about Sugar Frosted (and I personally would not crop a thing, all subjective of course)
#3. An interesting abstract, but maybe a fossil trilobite or horseshoe crab...

Very generally I do not need to know or try to imagine the source, the original inspiration for an abstract, to thoroughly enjoy it. I would have NO clue what #1 was but I loved it on sight, and the very first thing that popped into my head was "Music of the Spheres," not necessarily the elegant 1868 waltz composed by Josef Strauss, but certainly the concept of Musica universalis, Music of the spheres or Harmony of the Spheres, a philosophy that ascribes music in the movements of celestial bodies. They didn't mean literal music but isn't it wonderfully ironic that since radiotelescopes we know that space is filled to overflowing with "music." I think you could sell that picture! (Y)
That last one reminded me of a trilobite too, which made me wonder if trilobites and ice are subject to the same forces dictating form and structure.

The first one, which seemed quite galactic to me too, was those confounding circles of ice that appeared in the swamp, against the base layer of blue ice with the shadows of the trees forming the black lines. These too are forms that that follow ancient patterns - maps of river systems look the same as maps of blood vessels, suns and moons and ice circles and many living cells all opt for spherical shapes. There is a book of patterns somewhere that guides all this, and we simply discover it.

And yes, there is always music.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:59 am

minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Any thoughts are appreciated. These are tinkered with in toning, in filters, with texture, just to bring out what I saw in the ice. All of them are closeups but not really macro. And not done yet, still going through the stuff I got last week during the latest version of winter-geddon in Mississippi.
My initial reactions are; fantasy moons, Oh I Love This One, and someone finally got a picture of Pangea!

I really love the second, but wonder if you're getting close enough. S-
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