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Removing all traces of reality

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 30 August 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
~ Pablo Picasso


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Well done! A wonderful image...and you could start a whole new day a week on AM3, when we show an image in which we have "removed all traces of reality." ;-)

30 Aug 2009 5:40am

zeinab from tehran, Iran

Work is interesting
Be successful

30 Aug 2009 5:46am

@zeinab: ha ha .. ok , I will .. will tell you when I become a real photographer :))

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, all traces of reality have disappeared, there remain only a dream, beautiful! Good Sunday.

30 Aug 2009 6:20am

Manola from Bassens, France

A very original photographic grip and besides this composition which you made: it changes a few the everyday life bravo: you dared...

30 Aug 2009 6:30am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cool art, interesting colours!

30 Aug 2009 6:44am

Ben from Lyon, France

Cool job.
As soon as you will be a "real phootographer" tell us ;)
Just like you, I'm not sur I'm a one :)

30 Aug 2009 6:50am

@Ben: sure, i will :)) ha ha ... you do the same :))

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot & well done on the processing --- I could live with this as a print on the wall

30 Aug 2009 6:56am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Wonderful unreal! Love it.

30 Aug 2009 7:31am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

what a brilliant pop art(?)! you always surprise us with your ideas dear Mariana! :)

30 Aug 2009 7:37am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

nice edit,I like it

30 Aug 2009 8:05am

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

its great...
excellent capture

30 Aug 2009 8:05am

Mhélène from Paris, France

And dreaming ! These flowers seems to fly and their new color help to imagine it !

30 Aug 2009 8:13am

mseguid from Spain

Good processing. Amazing.

30 Aug 2009 8:22am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good experimental one, you always do processing very well.

30 Aug 2009 8:36am

Veronelle from Lens, France

fresh composition

30 Aug 2009 9:11am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Transfiguration réussie!
Bon dimanche lumineux!

30 Aug 2009 9:30am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I love this
Great post processing

30 Aug 2009 9:43am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Quelle belle création!!
Des fleurs surréalistes!!

30 Aug 2009 10:04am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Startling image, nicely done.
But still a way to go before all traces of reality are gone
an impossible task I suspect

30 Aug 2009 10:06am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Mariana,
beautiful and very artistic. A very good idea. Dear greetings Christel

30 Aug 2009 10:19am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Stunningly beautiful image Mariana!!! Very wonderful abstraction or 'removal of traces of reality' indeed!:-) Great inspiring quote...

30 Aug 2009 10:35am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice work on the colors and to transform a photo into a piece of art.

30 Aug 2009 11:02am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Reality, pah! :-D
Maybe it's a different kind of reality when something so beautiful and tasteful is brought into being.

30 Aug 2009 11:03am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good work and interesting idea :)
Good luck :)

30 Aug 2009 11:34am

Mags from Paris, France

Nicely done :)

30 Aug 2009 12:09pm

John from Eureka, United States

I like this. I've started a new series that starts with "reality" and becomes color and shapes which is the subject matter.

30 Aug 2009 12:47pm

@John: thanks John . I will follow on your new work :))

amirreza from tehran, Iran

u r a real photographer now
nice shot
well done

30 Aug 2009 1:21pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

nevertheless the flowers seem to be real only the colours have changed to "surreal" - very interesting composition !

30 Aug 2009 1:37pm

@R.J.Dee: thanks Ralf :)

Don from spokane, United States

I like the quote very much... and it makes so much sense with your image of today. A wonderful creation.
Fabulous processing and finishing work.

30 Aug 2009 1:42pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfect processing!!! Very interesting pic. Love it! : )

30 Aug 2009 1:44pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Very creative picture.

30 Aug 2009 2:04pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I love it! Excellent!!

30 Aug 2009 2:11pm

mirela from brighton, United States

oh, mariana! this is amazing! the colors are out of this world! absolutely love it!

30 Aug 2009 2:14pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great processing. Nicely done.

30 Aug 2009 2:32pm

Lynn from United States

You surprise me everyday with your artistry!!! Love the title it fits perfectly with this superbly edited shot...WELL DONE!!!!

30 Aug 2009 2:38pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Surreal!!! Love how you've played with this and created something totally new and different. FUN!!!

30 Aug 2009 2:38pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Great processing1 It pops!

30 Aug 2009 2:59pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Very dreamy and very beautiful.

30 Aug 2009 3:26pm

Ken from United States

Terrific! I have a similar subject matter...stop on by. :)

30 Aug 2009 3:35pm

@Ken: thanks Ken . sure, I am coming to you right now :))

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great processing and colors

30 Aug 2009 3:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive treatment !

30 Aug 2009 4:07pm

Saeed from -, Iran

Greaaaaaaaat Capture...! :D

30 Aug 2009 4:27pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice composition and processing

30 Aug 2009 4:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very very cool.

30 Aug 2009 4:53pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love this! such a cool treatment ;-)

30 Aug 2009 6:52pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful creation, mariana, the amazing colors and beautiful!

30 Aug 2009 6:54pm

oncho from granada, Spain

buenisimo procesado y espectacular resultado

30 Aug 2009 6:59pm

Yvon from Belgium

Nice treatment and compo.

30 Aug 2009 8:07pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very pleasing! It takes more than a little time to do these but thanks from us all.

30 Aug 2009 8:16pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Buena idea muy bien expuesta. Me agrada el tratamiento empleado.

30 Aug 2009 8:29pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Would be great to be able to do this with Real Life, at times !

30 Aug 2009 8:32pm

Imaginerf from Troyes, France

Excellent experimentation ! Great result !

30 Aug 2009 8:45pm

philippe from moselle, France

belle compo florale, des couleurs inhabituelles , traitement original qui passe bien !!!

30 Aug 2009 8:53pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

BRAVO ................ I LOVE THIS WORK ***************

30 Aug 2009 9:01pm

Miguel Almeida from Lisboa, Portugal

I would like to thank you for your visit and nice comment.
You have a fantastic place here with wonderful work, i am sure will learn a lot visiting you.

30 Aug 2009 9:11pm

@Miguel Almeida: Thanks a lot Miguel :))

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

Good proceeding

30 Aug 2009 9:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wild, wonderful processing. So much fun.

30 Aug 2009 11:34pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

So stunning!!! love this style and your idea!!!

30 Aug 2009 11:38pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

A work of art!

30 Aug 2009 11:59pm

rian from mobile, United States

your title says it all, nice work with the creativity here.. :)

31 Aug 2009 12:30am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I LOVE it, Mariana! It works a delightful punch. :)

31 Aug 2009 1:37am

One from Açores, Portugal

Nice angle and very good processing !!

31 Aug 2009 2:06am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

pretty! love the processing too..very abstract and intriguing. :)

31 Aug 2009 2:12am

grant from kansas city, United States

great processing - it feels like a dream.

31 Aug 2009 2:43am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Super processing. Almost 3D like. They just want to pop right out of my screen. Great work.

31 Aug 2009 2:43am

Bishop from Houston, United States

Very beautiful processing, Mariana.

31 Aug 2009 3:10am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is totally cool!

31 Aug 2009 3:24am

D . A from tehran, Iran

great work...
well done

good luck

31 Aug 2009 4:47am

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Ahh, just fantastic, I love it when you push the processing and come up with these fantastic images, I love this 5*

31 Aug 2009 8:32am

@Craig@Random Ramblings: you know this processing is shooting my nerves better than antidepressants :))

Sriram from Chennai, India

Amazing tones!! Fantastic colors !!

31 Aug 2009 10:10am

Marie from FRESNES, France

sympas, ces couleurs étonnantes, j'aime !

31 Aug 2009 2:07pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Processing makes this look amazing! Perfect composition, too.

31 Aug 2009 2:11pm

@Andrew Gould: thanks Andrew for comment and visit !

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wonderfully psychedelic!!! this is awesome!

31 Aug 2009 2:52pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Una imagen dferente, un procesamiento estupendo, me gusta!!!

31 Aug 2009 3:10pm

Mia from Cleveland, United States

you definitely sucked the life out of this one and blew art into it. love it, Mariana, well done.

31 Aug 2009 4:28pm

Kaitlyn from United States

WOW! This is beautiful. I love the editing. Nice work as always.

31 Aug 2009 7:35pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

wonderful editing!! looks like jewels!

31 Aug 2009 9:31pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice challenge ! I agree to your attitude.

2 Sep 2009 1:09pm

♥ Marah.S ♥ from Marrakech, Morocco

Des couleurs éclatantes, très belle compo !

Tes photos sont toutes magnifiques, franchement leur beauté et sans limites, bravo tu es très talentueuse
je te souhaite un énorme succées pour ton blog c'était un bonheur de le parcourir et le découvrir, merci
pour ce beau partage inédit, je reviendrais :)

Bonne semaine, gros bise

14 Sep 2009 1:48am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


1 Dec 2009 9:54pm