Friday's Fotos Special Effects from a Simple Form

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Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Many years ago, when I had the time to experiment with my photography, this was one of those simple photos that I spent copious amounts of time "playing" with different effects. 

 

It started out as a simple chair with rungs, and its shadow being cast onto a tile floor with afternoon sun reflecting its angles. Sometimes I am completely mesmerized by sharp lines and angles, as they lend themselves to more of an abstract or architectural piece of art to take any number of directions.  

 

If I recall, I gave it a harder edge with some contrast, bringing out the lines against the white of the tiles, then added the drops to it. I honestly don't think I've used this method since! 

 

Just a silly little entry into Dick Greenberg's 2017 Photography Contest for the category Real Life, sub-category Best Use of Special Effect. Such fun to play with your imagination!! 

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Your creativity is someting to be explored and used to fullest potential. It's absolutely amazing what you can do and how your mind sees things too!

Oct 27, 2017 07:26 AM #2
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Good morning Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Have a great day.  10/27/2017.

Oct 27, 2017 07:44 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Gayle,

Love your creativity, and what an interesting result you got.  Happy Friday to you.  A

Oct 27, 2017 08:26 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your photograph.

Oct 27, 2017 09:10 AM #5
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Joe Pryor
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Hey, you may think it is silly but it beats playing solitaire with your time!

Oct 27, 2017 09:49 AM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I find it fascinating when really interesting outcomes emanate from taking pictures of the simplest things.

Oct 27, 2017 12:28 PM #7
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Gayle - Not silly at all - it's an interesting photo. Thanks for another contest entry!

Oct 27, 2017 12:48 PM #8
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Hi Gayle, when I first looked at it, I thought it was some object taken from a peep-hole, after reading the post, I could see the chair. You are very creative and great with photography.

Oct 27, 2017 01:59 PM #9
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Lynnea Miller
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What a fun and interesting photo, Gayle. Thanks for posting and sharing it!

Oct 27, 2017 03:26 PM #10
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Brian England
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So cool, you and Trish Van Housen are so much alike.  Both amazing women and tremendous photographers!

Oct 27, 2017 03:49 PM #11
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Gayle, I like it. I wouldn't have thought of a chair right away... my first impulse was chocolate chip cookie!  :-)

Oct 27, 2017 05:40 PM #12
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® you may not be creative regarding photography, but I am a firm believer that everyone is creative in their own way. Some are creative with numbers, some are creative in art., just two examples. 

Patricia Feager takes one to know one!!!!!

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM thank you for stopping by.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it's so much fun when we let ourselves be free with expression, and you get that!

 

 

Oct 27, 2017 08:01 PM #13
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Roy Kelley it was fun to go back in time and figure out what I wanted to choose for this contest.

Joe Pryor OMG, so funny--my principal broker's husband did this every day at the office! (He was a realtor, but also just a big kid). I was with them for 12 years til they retired. Great little company! 

Myrl Jeffcoat spoken like a truly creative person! And a lover of photography.

Dick Greenberg I will take interesting, every time! Thanks.

 

 

Oct 27, 2017 08:04 PM #14
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Beth Atalay thank you SO much for your sweet words! 

Lynnea Miller I decided to pick something offbeat that I haven't shown in all of my years on AR.

Brian England she and I would have a total blast going on photographic journeys together! 

Oh how you made me laugh out loud, Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES!! That's what's fun about an abstract sort of photo. 

 

Oct 27, 2017 08:06 PM #15
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Dave Halpern
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Circles, squares, triangles and arcs. A geometry teacher's dream.

Oct 28, 2017 07:21 AM #16
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Dave Halpern I sucked in geometry, but maybe making up for it with this photo! Thanks for your perceptions!

Oct 28, 2017 08:37 AM #17
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That is very cool.  Special effects can be created in just about any environment I suppose.

Oct 28, 2017 09:09 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Interesting. One of these days I'm going to start playing with my cameras. It must be pretty satisfying to come up with keepers. Thanks for sharing your creative shot, Gayle. D 

Oct 28, 2017 09:33 AM #19
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Belinda Spillman yup and I started working on spider webs last night! 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD there are so many variations to the Canon that you purchased. I never took much time to delve into the CD that came with it, so the discoveries have come while "on the job"! 

Oct 28, 2017 09:44 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Gayle -- from far silly -- very creative!

I like your behind-the-scene story too.  

Oct 28, 2017 10:08 AM #21
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