New Abstract Mundane Challenge: Spatula

April 3rd, 2017
Thanks so much for voting for my Galileo Thermometer in the last abstract mundane challenge, and thanks to Rob @robz for hosting it.

I am excited to see what everyone will do with the subject of the new challenge, the spatula.

You are allowed to use any photographic technique you like to capture this everyday object as long as the spatula is the star.

Challenge starts today, Monday, April 3, and ends at midnight GMT on Saturday, April 22. I will then have the honor of posting five finalists for voting.

Please tag your entries: abstract-spatula

You may enter as many photos as you like, provided they are taken within the time frame of the challenge. You must take different photos for the regular mundane and abstract mundane challenges and can't submit the same image for both. (The abstract one, though, can be an edited version of the mundane one, if you'd like.)

And what is the difference between a regular mundane photo and an abstract mundane photo? Well, there is some "wiggle room" here, so have fun with it and any entries will be cheerfully accepted! But there are some great ideas about the differences here: New Abstract Mundane Challenge: Thermometer and here: Plain, Abstract, or Decorated if you'd like to read more.

You are encouraged to post your entries on this thread to inspire others and keep this thread alive.

Have fun with those spatulas. I am excited to see your abstract photos!
April 4th, 2017
@marcy0414 Hi Marcy - I just felt a liitle funny about the changes made to the intro for this challenge. I would hate you to think I made them without consultation - especially as I am new to this site.
I did ask lots of questions and many helpful people gave me lots of feedback.
This all happened on the general discussion section:

I did learn a lot but I am now a bit sorry that I wasted everybody's time. I think now that it might have been better to ask for help on the Themes and Competitions section rather than on the General section. It would have been specific to this section.
Steep learning curve - but getting there.
Cheers Rob Z
April 4th, 2017
@robz I’m so sorry if I messed up when I introduced the challenge -- first time hosting, and I have a lot to learn. Should I edit my post?
April 4th, 2017
@marcy0414 Marcy - please, you haven't messed up at all! You are exactly what I was when i hosted this - first time ever. I was concerned that there were very few entries and that the intro didn't seem very clear about what was the difference between a plain entry in the Mundane Challenge and an Abstract entry in that section.(Not much photographic experience !!) And why couldn't the plain entry be modified to become an abstract entry - therefore maybe producing more abstract entries? And why have all the boring topics listed when the abstract host didn't need it to avoid choosing the same thing? And is it even possible to change the intro slightly - or is it not good form? What ended up on the last intro was the result of all of this. But it made no difference to the number of entries!! So who knows? Why don't you have a look at both and see which you think would be more likely to encourage new people to have a go at both - and just do what you think is best. Your option does allow for the new to appear with the old (but could you please remove my name? :) ) All the ideas contributed by more experienced 365 people are in the thread which appeared on the General discussion section. And I am going to see if I really learnt much - try to enter a photo in each (sooc - even learnt some of the terms!! very proud!!) and then another in the plain and edit it for the abstract. Loved your photo! Cheers Rob Z
April 4th, 2017
@robz Thanks so much, Rob. Great ideas. I'll do some editing. :)
April 5th, 2017
@marcy0414 Looks really good Marcy!!!
April 6th, 2017
@carolineb7 @kathyboyles @houser934 @robz @sarahlth @homeschoolmom

Thanks for entering the abstract mundane challenge! Some great looking images of spatulas or inspired by spatulas! Feel free to share your photo here to inspire others and keep this thread alive.
April 6th, 2017
In or out?
April 6th, 2017
@houser934 Thanks for posting! So cool!
April 6th, 2017
April 6th, 2017
@kathyboyles Thanks for posting! That effect worked really well.
April 6th, 2017
April 6th, 2017
@kathyboyles Interesting image. I like the textures/processing you used. Thanks for sharing it here.
April 7th, 2017
Another go....

April 7th, 2017
@houser934 Nice!
April 19th, 2017
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