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Color A On Topic

AQUA PURA - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 95
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 31
Nicely executed nature abstract which also embodies an impressionistic feel. We see form and color relationships first, before deciphering what it is.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color A On Topic

Sneezy - Adam L Berry
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 93
Technique: 32 Impact: 31 Composition: 30
A very dynamic abstract ... bright and clean! I like that it extends past the edges.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color A On Topic

Velvet Blade - Howard Winkler
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 92
Technique: 30 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
This is very simple but also very soft and pleasing. It stands in contrast to some of the extremely strong abstracts in this group. I could see this as a really large canvas in some modern interior. What looks like noise could have been intentionally accentuated here for texture and affect.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color A On Topic

Grater - Bill Down
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 91
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 29
The colors, pattern and diagonal lines all contribute to a successful abstract. I may have though about removing the black upper left corner as it disrupts the feeling. Yes, this is a grater but we see it as an abstract of shape and color first and foremost.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color B On Topic

Blurred Lines - Dan T McCarthy
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
These are a lot of fun to do and no two are alike. This is completely abstract! The color combination and detail is very pleasing.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color B On Topic

Crystal Colors - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 93
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
Very nice affect, colors, variation and yes, very abstract! The symmetry works here ... good job!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color B On Topic

Vibrance - Dan T McCarthy
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 90
Technique: 31 Impact: 29 Composition: 30
Truly abstract ... all about line, texture and color! Good job! I might want the entire image and texture in focus. This is a good situation to try different apertures and angles.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color B On Topic

Falling Stars - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 89
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 28
A lot of detail but still abstract here. Purposeful motion blur can be a very successful technique with lights. Good job!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Color B On Topic

Pine Tree - G Daniels
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 88
Technique: 31 Impact: 29 Composition: 28
Definitely abstract! I could see this as a large canvas in a modern interior. I might see how an off-center version looks so not so even right and left.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono A On Topic

Glowing Hostas Plant - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 90
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 29
This makes a lovely, natural abstract pattern. The curved lines and accents provide a lively image. Good job!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono A On Topic

Roots - Adam L Berry
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 88
Technique: 29 Impact: 28 Composition: 31
Here the texture is so lovely I wish it were sharp all over. I like this composition very much!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono A On Topic

Crystal Reflections - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 87
Technique: 30 Impact: 29 Composition: 28
Reflections on this shiny surface create an intricate and symmetrical abstract design.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono A On Topic

Vortex - Adam L Berry
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 86
Technique: 29 Impact: 28 Composition: 29
Here, a B&W nature abstract is reduce down to a field of line and texture. Because the design is asymmetric our eye tends to wander. The subtle vignetting, darkening the outer image works well.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono B On Topic

CARA - Steven Burgess
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 89
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 29
Interesting abstract in B&W. I like the texture and how the shapes get large near the bottom. Good tones and lighting! Subtle vignetting works.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono B On Topic

Compound Fracture - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 88
Technique: 30 Impact: 29 Composition: 29
Good nature abstract full of line and texture. Nice lighting, sharpness and composition!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono B On Topic

Cypress Shadows - Dan T McCarthy
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 87
Technique: 30 Impact: 28 Composition: 29
Because of the strong light, texture and not much else, this works well as an abstract. I like the composition but perhaps a tad less black on the left.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono B On Topic

Gemdrop - Dan T McCarthy
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 86
Technique: 28 Impact: 28 Composition: 30
A droplet on the end of a vine makes a fine photo subject but not especially 'abstract'. I must deduct points in the technique score. Nice soft background here and nice shine on the drop

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Mono B On Topic

CEDAR TWIST - Steven Burgess
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 86
Technique: 30 Impact: 28 Composition: 28
I like the shape and strong 's' curve here. The high contrast helps to make an abstract statement. If it were mine I might crop the bottom diagonal piece out.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Novice On Topic

Desert Rain - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 88
Technique: 30 Impact: 29 Composition: 29
Good solution ... definitely about line, color and form!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Novice On Topic

Petrified - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 87
Technique: 30 Impact: 28 Composition: 29
Close-ups of crystals and other rocks make excellent abstracts. Good sharpness and color!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Novice On Topic

Deep Metallics - Kristin Schlegel
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 86
Technique: 29 Impact: 29 Composition: 28
These make a fun subject and while recognizable the image is still mostly about shape and color. I like it! There is a dull block and little spot in the upper left quarter that I would remove as it seems to not belong.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

FALL GLADE - Steven Burgess
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 97
Technique: 33 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
A frequently photographed scene very well-executed here. The foliage and lighting are just right! VERY good!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

Albino Koi - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 96
Technique: 30 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Love it! The texture (noise?) on the water is fine with me. I like that what is above water does not appear to have it. Wonderful lighting, moment and composition.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

Welcoming Cypress - Dan T McCarthy
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 95
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
I like this very much. Don't ever let anyone tell you, you need to compose using the 'rule of thirds'! Sometimes centered is best ... as you have shown here. At the same time it is not centered vertically. Great!

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

CATTLE EGRET - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 30
Excellent capture and processing! I would take just a bit more off the top to reduce the black slightly.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

Autumn on Silver River - Bill Down
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 93
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 32
Beautiful! I like this composition as well as the lighting. The reflections and light beyond really add to the image. It was hard for me to tell what that was downstream at first. Just a kew seconds later might have put the kayak in an even better spot.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

The Painted Overlook - Dan T McCarthy
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 94
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
Very dreamy and good use of the wind and motion blur. Having anchors like the trees and gazebo is important in a shot like this. Your exposure(s) look good and the highlight on the tree is a nice accent.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95

Open Topic

Rainbow River - Adam L Berry
Judge: Denise Bush Total Score: 93
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
Great action shot and composition! The rays of light and highlights in the vegetation are beautiful accents.

January 2019 - Abstract - 1/8/2019- CID:95