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Post by davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:09 am

I just recently returned from Yellowstone National Park, among other places. The story with this image goes, first off it's not my image. My wife, Sharon took it. We had stopped along the roadway, (along with many others) to view a heard of bison/buffalo off to our left. While sitting in the car, off to the right side of us was a hill right next to the road. I, by accident, just happen to look in that direction only to witness two of these wonderful beasts charging down that hill towards us. Not sure if they had been fighting or mating, but they were in full force coming down the hill. I actually thought they were going to run into the car. Sharon, just happen to capture the event and I just wish she had been driving, because I would have been on that side of the car. Oh well, can't have everything. At least I got to post process this image that just may end up on our wall. A canvas 24x36 sounds good to me. What say you?
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Post by minniev » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:35 pm

I really like your finished product, with the grass stuck in his fur, his tongue out, the blurred surreal background and muted color. Only this week did I discover this photographer, who I think is quite wonderful, and your image reminds me of the one on the front of his book, which seems to be generating a lot of interest right now (both USA Today and WAPO did indepth stories yesterday).http://lenscratch.com/2017/04/jack-spencer-this-land/

By all means, print this iconic beast and display him.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:40 pm

minniev wrote:By all means, print this iconic beast and display him.
Yes!
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:38 pm

Power, mystery, and emotion. You two make an awesome team!
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:55 pm

Powerful image Dave.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:29 pm

minniev wrote:I really like your finished product, with the grass stuck in his fur, his tongue out, the blurred surreal background and muted color. Only this week did I discover this photographer, who I think is quite wonderful, and your image reminds me of the one on the front of his book, which seems to be generating a lot of interest right now (both USA Today and WAPO did indepth stories yesterday).http://lenscratch.com/2017/04/jack-spencer-this-land/

By all means, print this iconic beast and display him.



Thanks Minnie !!! Glad you like the finished image and of course we do as well. Actually, I was inspired by an image I saw in one of our hotel lobbies and saw it again at https://www.wildlifeart.org/ So this image worked perfectly. There are others, but won't be processed the same. I appreciate the link and will study it very carefully.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:31 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
minniev wrote:By all means, print this iconic beast and display him.
Yes!


Thanks Chuck !!!
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Post by davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:33 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Power, mystery, and emotion. You two make an awesome team!


Thanks Linda !!! I think so as well. I appreciate your thoughts.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:34 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Powerful image Dave.



Thank you Ernest, much appreciated !!!
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:06 am

davechinn wrote:I just recently returned from Yellowstone National Park, among other places. ...

This is a powerful image, and I have to admit I didn't 'see' the finished product until I scrolled down. I thought, well maybe he wants to print something his wife took, but it's not really his kind of work. Sort of flat and I immediately started to wonder how we could spruce it up to make it worthy of his wall. Coming into this late though I started to scroll down to see what others had said and the advice they had offered to help this sad little image, and Wham it hit me!

I love the single male, tongue out, light pouring out, as he charges through the brush. This is a powerful image that has that timeless quality!

Thank you for adding this here and adding further inspiration for our little group! S-
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