Margaret Sprott, APSA  

STONY ABSTRACT by Margaret Sprott, APSA


About the Image(s)

Stony Abstract was taken in October, 2021 while at a PSA Festival in SD and we took a brief drive through the SD Badlands.
This year our camera club had a topic of "Abstracts" so I cropped one of my images from the badlands so that I had a very small part of some of the distant rocks and turned it on it's side so that it would look more abstract.
It was taken at ISO f/8, 1/1000 sec, with ISO of 4000 and processed in Lightroom by decreasing exposure and highlights and increasing almost everything else. I then resized it in Photoshop and sharpened it slightly.

10 comments posted

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
There are lots of interesting textures and color gradations. A fun abstract.   Posted: 05/11/2022 11:03:31

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thanks!   Posted: 05/11/2022 13:36:44

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Margaret, this was a clever idea for an abstract. Turning it on it's side really makes it look less like a shot of the badlands. I really like the detail and striations in the rocks. You may have been able to use a lower ISO if the shutter speed had been a bit slower. Fun image.   Posted: 05/11/2022 16:04:52
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
You are right. I can't remember why I used such a high ISO but I might have done it for an earlier shot and then did not change it. Good point though - Thanks!   Posted: 05/13/2022 21:44:18

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Nice image but I think it's a little blown out. I just reduced the brightness a bit and I think it's an improvement. What do you think?   Posted: 05/13/2022 21:12:15
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Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I'm not sure. I like what you've done but I think if I did that, half the people would say it's too dark. Sometimes I'm not sure what I like and it's impossible to figure out what others like. Anyway I may use idea the next time. Thanks.   Posted: 05/13/2022 21:41:36

Paul Jenkins
It's a nice texture even thought there isn't much contrast. It is hard to understand what it is, perhaps a wider view would help to get context.   Posted: 05/15/2022 17:58:32
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I thought abstracts don't need to be identifiable.   Posted: 05/16/2022 08:50:16

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Very interesting photo but I knew right away it was rocks up close. I would consider this more of a close up than abstract. Love the striations and colors.   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:17:39
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I'm beginning to think I don't really understand what an abstract is but thanks for your comments and I'm glad you like the colors.   Posted: 05/16/2022 08:52:03


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