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Abstract Slice of Life Photo Contest

Updated on November 10, 2011

To Advertise an item 4 Sale

A ladder for sale! Showing its Height!
A ladder for sale! Showing its Height! | Source

Illustrative

As an Illustration for ........ cook book, hub etc..
As an Illustration for ........ cook book, hub etc.. | Source

What is a Photograph

A photograph,is really different things to different people, it primarily and historically has become a source of reference documenting past events. It is, and I am not going to go delving into the History, types and migrations from and about Photography.

Suffice to say it is a tool, which we use to record events, details moments in time for detailed study and analysis.

Many years ago, I attended a product launch of one of the newest generations (at that time) of a Super Computer. The preamble to this "unveiling" was a demonstration on two of the latest developments of the camera.

  1. The Camera-less Film
  2. The Film-less Camera

This was way back in the Mid to Late '80's.

The Camera-Less Film

The "Camera", was actually the packaging for the film. Much like a smaller version of a "Brownie Box", only it was disposable, single use only. The film would then go to the labs and be processed, you paid for and picked your Negatives, Prints and next "Camera".

Scenic

As a memory, or again illustrative!
As a memory, or again illustrative! | Source

The Film-Less Camera

This was the birth of the first digital camera, this is where light was stored as light. You then entered that world Pixels, and all sorts of strange technology.

Your Home PC was your darkroom, your software packages your developers. Your printer printed your photographs.

The whole world changed. It became digital, your images could be enhanced and used in a myriad of ways.

Mood

Capturing a private shared moment!
Capturing a private shared moment! | Source

Unreal - Statements.

Playing with the Gamma, to create an effect, modern art.
Playing with the Gamma, to create an effect, modern art. | Source

What you see is Light Art

A digital picture unretouched -Original
A digital picture unretouched -Original | Source
A bit of tonal balance. a coiple of shades lighter than what I saw through the lens!
A bit of tonal balance. a coiple of shades lighter than what I saw through the lens! | Source
Then you can  really play around. Play with the gamma balances.
Then you can really play around. Play with the gamma balances. | Source

Create The Sense of Dramatic

Could be a wallpaper for a pub, club or simply a Large Poster.
Could be a wallpaper for a pub, club or simply a Large Poster. | Source
More Gothic!
More Gothic! | Source

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      Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

      Really cool pics, you definitely know what your doing! Voted Up and Awesome...

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      Rodney Fagan 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Carco, appreciate your comments. Photography, is a ocean, everchanging and with its own moods, as well as currents.

      One must always be open and explore its challanges.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Wow, very cool. I especially liked the teapot (?) when you played with Grandma - I mean gamma!! The rustic ladder is also awesome.

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      Rodney Fagan 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Ardie, the teapot was one of those that had to go in, Grandma AKA as Gamma is fun, the spectrum of light and the blending is quite exciting to "play" with.

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      Clive Fagan 5 years ago from South Africa

      Great hub Rod

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      Rodney Fagan 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Sixtyorso, glad that you like it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I am really getting into photography, mostly scenic although I am trying now to concentrate a little on other things. Good read. Voted up.

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