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Abstract Thursday Challenge

Hi, Robert here. For 43 weeks I have hosted the AT Challenge and because the "Challenge" topic may cause a little confusion regarding who, what, when and maybe where, I plan to post the latest AT Challenge information right here.
So, next Thursday, April 28, the theme will be "Black and White, With a Dash or Two" and the tag will be AT44. Open to your own interpretation, because this is an abstract challenge.
And to help those who desire a defining of how this works, the internet has various explanations, but my original idea was:
1) to take an image and work with it to the point that the original is borderline recognizable
2) to create an image, totally from scratch
3) to capture an existing abstract from observed places like a museum or street art, or plain old graffiti
4) to crop ordinary objects so that the surrounding details are not there to distract. This leaves shapes and colors, that literally occur all around us, but which we rarely visually isolate
5) to take full-on advantage of the tools at your disposal. This is my favorite. Use the apps, the camera settings, objects between the camera and the subject, in ways that you have previously thought, were bells and whistles just getting in the way.
6) to share "how" you got the image, even if it just to name the app or Photoshop technique or camera setting, or the wild abandon of the moment
7) to visit the others in the gallery each week, just to get inspired or share the love

I thank Graham Colling at Blipfoto for suggesting a theme being added to this challenge, and to DigitalDave for his recent comment.
As far as the other challenges, sometimes pen and paper come in handy because of the changing hosts.
And for those rebellious times when no theme is a good theme, I will probably go with random abstract, for the first Thursday of the month.

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Thanks for this, and great to see that AT is inspiring such creativity and enthusiasm amongst the weekly rebels :)

freespiral 0 votes
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Great idea to have a discussion thread. Loving this challenge as you know ...... I'll keep checking in :-)

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I love this challenge as you know and this discussion page is a great idea to spread the word.

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i have just been directed to this link by Missycat3, I love the Abstract challenge and now I can be sure of receiving current info.......thanks very much Robert :)

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