Jack Florence Jr  

Abstract by Jack Florence Jr

June 2022 - Abstract

About the Image(s)

I took this scene while walking along a street in Mexico a few years ago, and I can no longer recall what formed it, so you'll have to enjoy it as an abstract, which is how it is intended.

I think the reason I never did anything was this is I'm afraid it's flawed, because the lines aren't exactly straight, and it feels like I didn't set up perpendicular to the scene, as I should have. I look forward to your comments as to whether these imperfections detract from the abstract for you, or not.

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6 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Jack, it is fine as is, I think. It's an abstract and nice in black/white. I feel that the lines actually add to the abstract nature of the image. I don't know, but our brains must tend to look for things perfectly aligned and I usually like things symmetrically lined up. I suppose you could work with a perspective tool to correct the lines, but what you see as imperfect works (perfectly) for me.
  Posted: 06/09/2022 08:11:13

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Hi, Jack, An abstract doesn't have to be straight. The lines as they are, (for me) form a cross.   Posted: 06/11/2022 10:31:00

Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Jack, like this a lot. BW is perfect. You could "straighten things" with a little perspective / clone work (attached rough example) but, to my eye, that cancels the "abstract" nature of the image. Prefer as is. Suggest that you crop just a small part of the bottom to eliminate the bottom sliver of white form.   Posted: 06/14/2022 14:31:55
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Bob Shor   Bob Shor
jack- I like the abstract the way it is with the slight crop up that Gene mentioned. Nicely presented in BW.   Posted: 06/14/2022 15:16:10

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Hi Jack,
Your image puzzles my mind! It's an abstract artpiece because it does not represent something we usually see in reality. The left vertical part looks like the piano keys, but the 3 vertical lines from the right seem to bend over to the opposite side.
Since it's an abstract, I'd prefer NOT to correct the perspective so that you can leave the imagination to the viewers. The B&W color works well in this case. I'd suggest to brighten the top right part where the 3 lines crossed a bit.

  Posted: 06/20/2022 08:00:08

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I vote to keep the slight angle. The black-and-whiteness of the composition call to mind piano keys and music stanzas (as well as the cross-shape previously noted). The slight amount of shading contributes to the depth. Nobody would ever think of a street scene in Mexico, of all things. I like it very much!   Posted: 06/27/2022 12:55:33