Harummppph! (Thats the noise an elephant makes, no really!)

Apologies for the lack of blog updates in the last few days, I’ve been rather busy with work and various bits and pieces. I’ve been back and had a look through the Chester Zoo pics I took a few weeks ago and looked at what I’d already posted in my blog and noticed a distinct lack of elephants in there, so heres one for you to critique as you see fit.

I’ve cropped it in from the left as there was quite a lot of empty space I thought might distract from the subject, I’ve also cropped slightly from the bottom as there was a fence wire that I just couldn’t avoid if I wanted to take a photo of this beasty from the angle I wanted. I couldn’t crop all of the fence wire out without removing part of his leg so I’ve performed a bit of cloning on the wall and the straw in the bottom right hand corner which I think has worked pretty well. Straw wasn’t half as hard to clone as I expected it to be!.

In regards to what I’ve done in PP with the picture, I’ve adjusted the levels and curves, upped the saturation slightly and thats about it. I had a look at putting a filter on there but none of them gave me the effect I really wanted, the cooling filters turned poor Nelly blue and the warming filters removed the lovely grey skin and replaced it with something a bit yellower.

Anyway, hopefully I’ll get a few more days posts sorted out this evening if I have the time, thanks for taking the time to look.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
  • Taken: 9 November, 2006
  • Focal length: 120mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

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