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Challenge: Abstract III (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: San Diego
Date: Feb 20, 2005
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2020

This is partially mixed oil-based paint. Just some vanilla monochrome off-white paint in an old 1-gallon can. When I opened it, I saw that the paint sank to the bottom, and there was a layer of oil above it. When I started mixing it with a stick for some paint job I needed to do, I saw these amazing patterns forming, so I stopped and took a few close-up photos right inside the can. Surprisingly, with some color temperature tweaking and saturation boost, a lot of different colors popped up.

ETA: Back in 2006 I entered another one from the same series into "Abstract II" challenge, AND IT ALSO CAME IN 4TH! (from 325 entries, those were different times...). What the hell is going on here?! ))
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Place: 4 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.6377
Avg (participants): 6.5769
Avg (non-participants): 6.8235
Views since voting: 415
Views during voting: 133
Votes: 69
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/29/2020 06:47:15 PM
What a cool image.
04/29/2020 02:23:18 PM
Love seeing the explanation in the notes, don't have any more oil based paints in the house but made for a great abstract image
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04/29/2020 02:15:00 PM
So cool!! I will open old paint containers with more care from now on :-)
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04/29/2020 01:37:30 PM
Fascinating, now I want to go open old paint cans lol. Congrats on the HM :)
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04/29/2020 01:17:27 PM
Lovely, Lev!

The red part distresses me. I'd have cropped off the top (leaving a horizontal image). but, I wouldn't have gotten an HM. *rolleyes*

Well done!

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04/29/2020 06:40:02 AM
Itís crazy what one can find if we just look! Beauty is everywhere even in a can of paint! Great shot.
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04/29/2020 01:19:10 AM
Stunning and amazing shot, Lev. Could see this hanging in a modern art gallery.
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04/29/2020 12:26:17 AM
this is amazing .. not something i could ever imagine creating or finding anywhere on this planet .
did you take a spaceship somewhere and find this memorable assortment of shapes and colours in a far flung galaxy ..
very original and different ..
many congratulations on the fourth place ... even tho i think its cheating when you leave planet earth for your challenge entries . :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2020 05:08:08 PM
crazy and fantastic shapes ..
this is a wonderful abstract ..
would love to know how you achieved this .. or what it actually is ..
not voting yet .. :)
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04/27/2020 03:56:32 AM
Excellent! One of the few titles in the competition that reflects the feeling the image invokes.
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