Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:16
06.29.2012, Lewiston, Maine
From the series Maine Hydro.
The Androscoggin River carries a lot of silt when it is running high. As it tumbles over the rocky area of the falls, the silt gets stirred up and turns part of the falls an orangey colour.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:20
Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:42
I think that you can guess my feelings about the second version …… ?!
Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:20
But the second one I like and it would do nice as a semi-abstract artwork on the wall. Orange/Blue is a powerful (and popular, check out modern movie posters) color combination and it works well here.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:35
I'm liking the first shot because it fits in well with a series I've been working on about Maine rivers. Also, the structure of water tumbling and splashing always amazes me. The strong flow lines naturally produced the abstraction in the second version by "erasing" detail to make the shapes stand out.
Ann, I would not classify the second version as a photograph - after the detail "scrub" and the contrast hit, this could only be called Art Created by Using the Medium of Photography. Just as we have abstract canvases, collages & drawings created by Picasso, Matisse and other modern and contemporary artists which were made using varoius media such as oil paint, paper cutouts, pencil -- we can also use photography as the art medium. Not to do so would deprive us of a rich and fruitful avenue of artistic pursuit.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 13:31
Sometimes the second can also become the first … but not that often!
An "Effect" (particularly those made after the fact by the use of canned Photoshop Filters) which was used for the sake of gaining attention or trying to make something out of a not particularly good photograph is usually not one of those times.
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