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
- Focal length: 120mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/160s