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Rubik Cubic Refractions

  Rubik Cubic Refractions
Rubik Cubic Refractions
Taken in my home in mid afternoon using a northwest facing window as the light source. Aperture priority/macro mode; ISO 100; FL 50.7mm; f/4.5, ss 1/100.
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William C. Raco
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    That's what that dern cube looks like to me when I'm trying to solve it!

Beautiful colors and abstract, Gerda.


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1/11/2004 10:57:02 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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Thank you very much, Bill. Me, too. I haven't solved the darn thing yet! In fact, I gave up on it a long time ago.

Yesterday, I was looking around the house for something to shoot, and started by trying to see what would happen if I put colourful cards behind the empty vase that happened to be sitting on my den table. That didn't work at all.

So, I grabbed the cube that also was sitting on the desk, and stuffed it into the neck of the vase to see if that would give me anything more interesting.

Then I had fun for 1/2 an hour trying out various sides and configurations of the cube--a lot more fun than I ever had out of trying to solve the cube puzzle!


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1/11/2004 11:51:43 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Great abstract, Gerda!


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1/12/2004 12:55:50 PM

 
Gerda Grice
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Thank you very much, Karen. I'm delighted you enjoyed it! -Gerda


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1/12/2004 8:10:57 PM

 
Ron Case  

Beautiful image Gerda. It looks like its been manipulated in Photoshop or something. Very interesting picture. By the way, my son used to be able to pick up a cube and solve it in about 10 minutes. It used to make me so ^8#&*& mad... I never could solve it. I received a new one for Christmas this year and I haven't touched it once.


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1/12/2004 8:15:45 PM

 
Gerda Grice
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Thank you very much, Ron. I've seen kids solve the darn cube puzzles in very quick time, too, and it always made me feel like a real dodo. Oh, well! I'm sure there must be somne things that we not so young ones can do better than the young ones can--I just haven't figured out what yet LOL!

I upped the contrast and saturation on this and did some cropping and a bit of cloning out, but I didn't do any DA manipulations to this image. I'll submit one tonight that I did apply some DA filters. I'm not sure whether I prefer these cube-and-vase images with or without DA effects.


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1/12/2004 8:26:12 PM

 
John P. Bergholm  

finally! someone else who is doing refractive abstractions. check this out:

http://home.earthlink.net/~jbgallery1/OAG/refab/refab.html

good work. keep going gerda...explore.


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3/5/2004 11:14:21 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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Thanks for the encoragement and the link, John. I followed the link. Your photography is very interesting, and so is your statement.


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3/5/2004 11:23:28 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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So glad you have a gallery, Gerda! How else to discover this wonderful abstract, created from a "common" puzzle that has driven so many of us mad? This is a beautiful, shimmering piece of art.


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4/6/2004 7:28:21 PM

 
Gerda Grice
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Thank you so much, Mary. I'm very flattered and very grateful for your kind words. -Gerda


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4/6/2004 8:23:38 PM

 
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