Rubik Cubic Refractions

© Gerda Grice

Rubik Cubic Refractions

William C. Raco level-addict 1/11/2004 10:57:02 AM

That's what that dern cube looks like to me when I'm trying to solve it!

Beautiful colors and abstract, Gerda. #86891

Gerda Grice level-addict 1/11/2004 11:51:43 AM

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! #327392

Karen Engelbreth 1/12/2004 12:55:50 PM

Great abstract, Gerda! #328755

Gerda Grice level-addict 1/12/2004 8:10:57 PM

Thank you very much, Karen. I'm delighted you enjoyed it! -Gerda #329101

Ron Case 1/12/2004 8:15:45 PM

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. #329106

Gerda Grice level-addict 1/12/2004 8:26:12 PM

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. #329113

John P. Bergholm 3/5/2004 11:14:21 AM

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

good work. keep going gerda...explore. #409290

Gerda Grice level-addict 3/5/2004 11:23:28 AM

Thanks for the encoragement and the link, John. I followed the link. Your photography is very interesting, and so is your statement. #409293

Mary K. Robison 4/6/2004 7:28:21 PM

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. #466820

Gerda Grice level-addict 4/6/2004 8:23:38 PM

Thank you so much, Mary. I'm very flattered and very grateful for your kind words. -Gerda #466887

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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.

Uploaded on 1/11/2004 10:35:07 AM

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