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August Abstract VII
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219<br>August Abstract VII

August Abstract VII


A dual entry. In keeping with my personal twist, this
is "straight out of the camera". I smeared Vaseline
thinly on a clear filter and shot through it to add
the shift lens look. This is for the Weekly Challenge
17: "If I were an Artist, how would I... compose a still
& for the August Abstracts Challenge.

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Canon EOS 40D ,Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
1/15s f/4.5 at 50.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Milos Markovic14-Aug-2010 15:14
Juicy and inspiring, like a Renaissance painting.
Carl and Racine Erland12-Aug-2010 06:50
What a good the effect. Great
colours and composition. - Racine
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography12-Aug-2010 06:17
Vaseline?cool,inspiring for me !!
Linda Willets10-Aug-2010 03:58
very creative for both challenges.
sue anne09-Aug-2010 18:37
Interesting and hmmm gasoline :)
LynnH09-Aug-2010 17:41
Don't try this technique with a point and shoot camera, LOL. This is a classic still life, colors and dark background. Nice work, Scott. V
Ken Duckert08-Aug-2010 23:40
Colorful and moody. Nice!
Nancy Lobaugh08-Aug-2010 20:21
nice side lighting and swoosh!
BleuEvanescence08-Aug-2010 19:54
I would frame this...
Chris(tine)08-Aug-2010 18:14
Beautiful effect!
sandy barbour08-Aug-2010 17:21
This is really an interesting effect Scott, terrific abstract!
Patricia Kay08-Aug-2010 16:54
Gorgeous soft image the colors...BV
Cindi Smith08-Aug-2010 16:32
Nice still life and abstract. Can you toss me one of those? :)
Wolfgang Bluhm08-Aug-2010 16:23
Well done! How do you get the vaseline off? :-)
Walter O. Koenig08-Aug-2010 14:24
Very cool effect. Who needs a lens baby, if you have Vaseline.
Norman Richard08-Aug-2010 14:18
wonderfull vasoline still art!
faye white08-Aug-2010 13:34
Love the blur!
Colin Storey08-Aug-2010 12:37
Great idea and execution in this well thought out abstract still life.
Maaike Huizer08-Aug-2010 12:14
Like a painting. Lovely warm colours and beautiful light.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography08-Aug-2010 12:03
Very nice, Vote :)
Guenter Eh08-Aug-2010 11:59
A still life like a dreamscape...this one is beautiful Scott!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)08-Aug-2010 09:43
This is gorgeous.VOTE
Stephanie08-Aug-2010 09:39
Wonderful abstracty feel to this still life! :-)
Mieke WA Minkjan08-Aug-2010 08:01
interesting technique, I remember the stocking for the soft focus..V
Sam_C08-Aug-2010 06:25
Awesome!! I've always wanted to do this, but couldn't stand to put
the grease on the glass, lol! BV :-)
borisalex08-Aug-2010 05:21
Great abstract feel to this stilllife, wonderful deep in colors and tones! Very interesting technique! V.
shatterbug08-Aug-2010 04:52
Cool effect...a beautiful softness to this!
lou_rozensteins08-Aug-2010 01:04
If you smeared it just round the edges you would have the equivalent of a lensbaby!! Nice work, and a great technique. Well done.
carol j. phipps08-Aug-2010 00:21
Fruit does dance! I see now!
pkocinski07-Aug-2010 23:25
Super job on this shot!
Jola Dziubinska07-Aug-2010 22:39
Fabulous still life and mood. V.
laine07-Aug-2010 22:07
Just enough to be it!
larose forest photos07-Aug-2010 22:05
A really interesting effect! Good old vaseline on the lens, eh! V
maggie_falconi07-Aug-2010 21:19
Wonderful effect Scott and thanks for the info, I'll try that someday! Love it! V
Kevin Chester07-Aug-2010 20:00
Great, its nice to see how they did things prior to Photoshop
Johnny JAG07-Aug-2010 19:47
Love the colours and blurriness.
Ieke Vonk07-Aug-2010 18:56
Nice tones ...
Ann...07-Aug-2010 18:46
Very well done indeed with just the right amount of blurriness.
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