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Fish - Water

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 July 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

With this photo I was interested more in the shapes, the reflections and the colours than in the actual fish themselves so in post processing the photo I increased contrast and colour saturation to emphasise those aspects and bring more of an abstract graphic feel to it.

I hope you like the result!


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NIKON D40 1/160 second F/2.8 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

simply FAAABULOUS. bravo!

3 Jul 2009 5:50am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj!

Reiner from Germany

Excellent. Love the surreal touch.

3 Jul 2009 6:36am

@Reiner: Thanks Reiner!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

This is a fabulous composition, it's almost an abastract! Great shot!

3 Jul 2009 7:31am

@Giovanni: Thanks Giovanni!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A successful composition of colours, sharpness, and blur. I like this a lot!

3 Jul 2009 7:50am

@MadScientist: Thanks very much!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The colors are really nice and I like the shapes...very abstract.

3 Jul 2009 8:52am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Ian, it's so unusual by you ! and I love the surprise ! beautiful abstract effect of colors, reflection, shapes ! very japanese mood ! an " Haïku " by image ! brillant idea !

3 Jul 2009 9:12am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!....I'm still trying to develop as much as I can as a photographer and I enjoy trying new things like this when they occur. Maybe one day, I'll settle down to one style of photography but at the moment I still enjoy experimenting whenever I get the chance.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I do, nice abstract, suprisingly effective and I have one coming up in July lol

3 Jul 2009 9:26am

k@ from Paris, France

Unexpected here hence fascinating, love the colors, reflections and dynamism*

3 Jul 2009 9:31am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

beautiful abstract of the fish and water! artistically captured!

3 Jul 2009 10:31am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très jolies couleurs

3 Jul 2009 11:13am

Momo from Montpellier, France

beautiful color, graphics, flow...the abstract graphic avenue works well here...

3 Jul 2009 11:29am

Paolo from Udine, Italy

I wish I was a cat ;-) great interaction between fishes and reflections

3 Jul 2009 12:23pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What captivating interplay of patterns and colour! Enjoy so much the intriguing atmosphere this beautiful abstract is conveying! Very well seen and superbly captured Ian!!!

3 Jul 2009 1:32pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful abstract. Colors are amazing !

3 Jul 2009 3:27pm

Mina Salemi from Iran

veeeeeery goooood

3 Jul 2009 4:13pm

Frida from Sweden

Great abstract with beautiful colors and shapes.

3 Jul 2009 5:48pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

This is a superb Shot

3 Jul 2009 7:54pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is wonderful Ian. Your processing is inspired (and inspiring) here.

4 Jul 2009 4:09pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

original, avec un beau rendu.

4 Jul 2009 8:58pm

Michael from TX, United States

Very nice image. The reflections on the surface of the water adds a nice dynamic to it.

5 Jul 2009 6:45am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

a fantastic colour composition

5 Jul 2009 1:29pm

Danny from Hong Kong

Hi Ian,

Excellent picture, I like the way you PP this picture, the colours make it very enjoyable to view.

5 Jul 2009 6:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I certainly like it, the light blue notes catch the eye easily before the horizontal patterns kick in.

5 Jul 2009 7:43pm

Tamara Tantrum from Fort Myers, FL, United States

I love the effect you achieved. The colors are excellent!

5 Jul 2009 8:17pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Your intention of playing on the graphic quality of this shot is very well exploited! I like the result and the abstract pattern!

6 Jul 2009 3:19am

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Simply beautiful.

7 Jul 2009 12:47am

1/160 second
ISO 200
75 mm (35mm equiv.)