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Quick Rules

:bulletblue: You can contribute 1 picture/week. Please select current month as folder. Abstract or surreal only, NO photo manips, macros or close-ups - drawings, paintings, or photos of these works of art are not to be considered abstract/surreal photography!

:bulletblue: You cannot take a photograph of an abstract artwork and call it your own abstract artwork.

:bulletblue: Photo manips, macros or close-ups are accepted as long as they are not straight-noticeable or clearly visible as photo manips/macros/etc.

:bulletblue: Photo collages with photos that are superposed are not accepted (that's why we are a photo group, you should be able to express the idea of abstract through one photo only; however, if you have a collage of two or more photos bordering each other, that should be just fine).

:bulletblue: Sepia/black&white are NOT considered manipulations.

:bulletblue: We're looking for ORIGINALITY and QUALITY people! So please, no photos of unfocused objects or simply blurred ones, unless they have something special in it: shape, color, etc.

:bulletblue:If you had submitted a photo in the past and it had been rejected, please don't send it the 2nd time. It won't be accepted this time either. Try to improve it or submit another one!

:bulletblue: Contest and game submissions are accepted as fav suggestions to appropriate collections.

:bulletblue: Critiquing requests are processed as fav suggestions to Critique Them folder.

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PS: if you are experiencing problems with the submitting process, just send your picture (link, thumbs do not work) in a note (specify what it's for, of course)

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Greetings fellow reality-abstracters!

After serving as Headmin (head admin, get it?!) for four years, I've decided to step down as I'm about to embark on a transcontinental motorcycle journey from my Louisiana home to Alaska and back during the next six months. I think this may work out better for the group anyway.  I've become forgetful with my dA account as I've focused on more important elements of my life.  FanFrye24 will take over my position and, due to a change of group status some time ago, be sole administrator of the group.  Please bombard her with suggestions for contests and other ideas, haha. Anyway, thank you all for doing what you do and keeping those shutters shuttering.

-Jared P. L. Normand

P.S. If you'd like to follow me on my journey, look me up on Facebook.
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Contests going on!

:heart: ObscuredPhotos is holding a contest with the theme Simple, Yet Profound.
Opening Date: 13th April
Closing Date: 27th May, 10pm GMT
Categories: Photography, Only.
For more info, check here: obscuredphotos.deviantart.com/…


:heart: bypolar-bear is holding a contest! The theme is Umbrella
Opening Date: 3rd May 2011
Closing Date:June 11th 2011 midnight Pacific time
Categories: Photography, Only.
For more info, check here: news.deviantart.com/article/15…


:heart: Shutter-Vision is holding a contest with the theme Patterns
Opening Date: 30th of April 2011
Closing Date:28th of May 2011
Categories: Photography, Only.
For more info, check here: shutter-vision.deviantart.com/…

News Article - to be seen!

Hello dear members! :aww:

Kaz-D has put up an article about abstract photography. If you're interested in finding out new stuff or you're a newbie and need guidance, check it out here: news.deviantart.com/article/12…

Have fun! :hug:

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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
Here's a group that works: :iconthenewelite::salute:
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   General Artist
Has been a nice time with you, :iconabstract--reality:!
Bye! :wave:
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:iconjaredplnormand:
JaredPLNormand Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Sorry to you see you go. I've enjoyed seeing your work. I'll try getting the admin back on target but I'm just not in a good position to sort through all the submissions regularly.
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   General Artist
Well, there are still other ways to see MY work...
One of them, I already mentioned above! :salute:
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:icondamage619:
Damage619 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What's up with this group? It seems the admin is asleep?
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:iconjaredplnormand:
JaredPLNormand Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Sorry for the trouble. I'm on an extended leave of absence and my computer access is limited to what libraries I come across on the road and the time they allow me to use them. I'll try waking up the admin I left in charge.
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:icondamage619:
Damage619 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for replying, and no worries - I'm just wondering what's going on.
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ltiana355 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the request :)
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VisitingFahrrad Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thank you :)
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SplitEnsds Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting my submission! Hug 
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