Rich Sears  


Abstract in Nature by Rich Sears

June 2022 - Abstract in Nature

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Last weekend while waterfalling around eastern side of Dayton Ohio I noticed some interesting patterns reflecting from a creek. Thinking nice abstract. I would like to hear back if you have the same reaction or not. Processing: normal including evening the brightness in a few areas. Sony A6300, E16-55mm at 55mm, f7, one-eightieth sec., ISO 500.


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10 comments posted




Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
I like the concept and the patterns in most to the photo. I do not know what to suggest to make the dark log less distracting. Maybe you could select it and do a content aware fill.   Posted: 06/11/2022 15:59:50
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Barbara for your thoughts. I might either clone away the log or crop it out, not decided yet. I received a suggestion to convert to b&w, where the log is not distracting by Hoshedar.   Posted: 06/20/2022 16:59:51



Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
The log at the top spoils the picture! You can try cropping the photo to remove it. I cropped the top and cloned the reflection of the log.   Posted: 06/12/2022 10:50:43
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Gaetan, I like your adjustments.   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:01:06



Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Good photographic eye to see this very nice abstract. Like modern art that people pay a lot of money for. I agree with Barbara and Gaetan that the log is a distraction, and like what Gaetan did.   Posted: 06/13/2022 08:37:14
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Tom for your kind words.   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:01:54



Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Nicely spotted Rich. In my opinion, the log and the reflection actually gives a focal point in an otherwise uniform pattern. So I am at variance with what Barbara and Gaetan have suggested.!!! I like the reflection of the log leading to the rocks and progressing further to the right. I was wondering if conversion to a monochrome would improve it? I have tried doing that. Appreciate your thoughts.   Posted: 06/14/2022 08:10:39
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Hoshedar. converting to black and white changes the game. I would likely change some properties to my taste. For instance, I would likely selectively increase the contrast in an area or two to attract viewers attention. I would also lessen the high number of specular highlights to decrease their distraction.

Thanks for your suggestions.   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:06:39



Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Rich, you have a good imagination. Some time when we enter nature, we will find that a certain part is a good picture.
your water flection photo is an abstract picture. Can we try the other way, make it blurred a bit, then would made it more abstract imagination?   Posted: 06/15/2022 12:07:31
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Your idea of blurring the image increase the abstract quality is wonderful. I will definitely play with that.   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:08:26