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Re: 'Animal House'

Post by PietFrancke » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:35 pm

these animals all give a sense of power, it is hard to believe we climbed to the top with them around...

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Post by minniev » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm

davechinn wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:32 pm
This is another composite of two images. I'm posting the originals of the two images I used to create the composite. I chose to convert this one to B&W. Thoughts and or suggestions?
Dave

The composite of the two elephants is exquisite. Very well managed and natural looking.. The choice of angle in how you blended them makes it even more convincing. I love the black and white processing which gives a classic look that removes these animals from the zoo and puts them, conceivably, in the wild.
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Post by minniev » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:06 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:18 am
One from the lion's den, taken through a glass enclosure, which I absolutely hate to do, but did just to see if it would work with my rule of acceptance.
It works for me, though I sympathize with your dislike of the glass enclosure - when I have to shoot through glass at anything, I’m already thinking about adding a texture to take it into a more creative direction to combat the inherent challenges. Just a thought.
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Post by minniev » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:06 am
I decided to post a color version of 'Mshindi' [ma-shin-dee] the 29-year-old just acquired male gorilla.
The muted colors make this work but I still like the monochrome best for these animals.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:35 pm
these animals all give a sense of power, it is hard to believe we climbed to the top with them around...


Thanks Piet !!! A sense of power for sure. If it ever cools down some, I'm gonna make a return visit. There's hardly much animal activity when it's a scorcher out.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:03 pm

minniev wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm
davechinn wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:32 pm
This is another composite of two images. I'm posting the originals of the two images I used to create the composite. I chose to convert this one to B&W. Thoughts and or suggestions?
Dave

The composite of the two elephants is exquisite. Very well managed and natural looking.. The choice of angle in how you blended them makes it even more convincing. I love the black and white processing which gives a classic look that removes these animals from the zoo and puts them, conceivably, in the wild.


I agree, the B&W does seem to portray a classic look of not being in the zoo. I have found that some do appeal more in color tho. One of my goals when photographing zoo animals is to make every attempt to camouflage any hint of a zoo environment through the composition, even though most everyone knows that it is in a zoo.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:11 pm

minniev wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:06 pm
davechinn wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:18 am
One from the lion's den, taken through a glass enclosure, which I absolutely hate to do, but did just to see if it would work with my rule of acceptance.
It works for me, though I sympathize with your dislike of the glass enclosure - when I have to shoot through glass at anything, I’m already thinking about adding a texture to take it into a more creative direction to combat the inherent challenges. Just a thought.


Thanks Minnie !!! I very rarely shoot through glass, but I could not resist this one because of her composure. I had no choice but to take the shot in the dark so to speak and hope for positive results. Adding texture would be a good idea and I never gave that any thought. I'll give that a try.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:13 pm

minniev wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 pm
davechinn wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:06 am
I decided to post a color version of 'Mshindi' [ma-shin-dee] the 29-year-old just acquired male gorilla.
The muted colors make this work but I still like the monochrome best for these animals.

I'm in agreement with you there Minnie !!! Thanks.
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