February 10th, 2019
I was both surprised and delighted to win the Abstract-16 challenge, thanks to April @aecasey for hosting the challenge, and to everyone who took part/voted.

Now it's time for Abstract-17!

Here are a few instructions, copied and pasted from previous challenges:

Two helpful articles about abstract photography are linked below:

Basically, just choose a subject and try to see it in abstract form so that the subject is not easily recognizable. There are no restrictions on what to shoot. You might want to try a subject that you know very well or something quite new to you. You could choose a particular angle or close in on a part of it. You will need to consider factors such as what focal length and which exposure parameters would be best to realize your vision…

Please keep these things in mind:

1. As far as possible the actual object is not immediately recognizable.
2. Remember that this is all about seeing abstract before you shoot.
3. To really challenge your eye you might consider SOOC but this is not compulsory.
4. Post-production - edits such as color saturation, contrast enhancements and black and white conversion are acceptable, but please do not apply any software filters that distort or significantly change the image in order to make it abstract. There are other challenges for that, e.g. ETSOOI.
5. The images should be taken within the time frame of the challenge.
6. You can enter as many images as you like.
7. As with other challenges the person who wins has the honor of hosting the next one.

The challenge will run for two weeks, and you can enter as many times as you'd like. The images you enter must be taken and uploaded between now and February 24 (GMT).

Soon afterwards I will choose finalists to be voted on. The winner gets the honor of hosting the next challenge!

Please tag your images: abstract-17
To see entries: https://365project.org/tags/abstract-17

If you can, post your submissions on this thread to keep it visible and encourage more entries!

February 11th, 2019
I have often seen challenge deadlines described as "midnight in your time zone." This is kind of picayune, but midnight on Feb 24 is technically the first second of Feb 24. That would suggest that a photo that I upload at 6AM on Feb 24 is too late. Is that the right interpretation?

When I hosted this challenge, I set the deadline as GMT and not midnight, just to clear up any ambiguity and to keep me from trying to figure out when midnight was everywhere in the world.
February 12th, 2019
@tdaug80 Thanks Tim, I've altered the text so hope this clears up any ambiguity. Felicity
February 15th, 2019
@tdaug80 @fbailey
What I do is wait until the next day to make sure all entries are uploaded - especially since I live quite close to the end of the time zone spectrum and have had challenges close before it is even noon my time .... quite frustrating!
I find that as long as the photos are taken on the proper date I do give a bit of free rein for those of us who wait until the last moment to upload.
But then, as we say, your project (challenge); your rules!
February 15th, 2019
@farmreporter @tdaug80 Thanks Wendy, will go with your suggestion. I doubt very much I will be awake at midnight in any case!
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