Giants of Etosha

Posted by Morkel Erasmus on Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:57 pm

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I love being able to portray a sense of depth and scale/perspective.
Taken from a remote research bunker in Etosha, Namibia.

I've posted previous photos in this close-up low-angle series, however they were all processed with an infra-red feel (dark sky, brighter subjects). This one was done leaning more towards "high-key" though it's not a high-key in the strict sense of the term.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:24 am
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Depth, scale/perspective - all achieved! I am not too keen on the white background and the texture on the ele seems a touch too 'crunchy' oversharpened? for me - I'm sure others will disagree, Morkel. I think the natural colour version of this would be better, but that's just me.

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by John Spreitzer on Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:58 am
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I agree with Carol regarding the white background ... though I do love how these adult giraffe look tiny based on the perspective.

by david fletcher on Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:58 pm
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super low angle and perspective Morkel. Am thinking the same as Carol, particularly, a colour view..
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by drewkleine on Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:00 pm
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I'm oppo on the sky, detail conundrum. I really like the detail standing out against the sky. It feels very 3-dimensional to me and not "crunchy" as in overly sharpened, but "crunchy" as in this dude has some character to his skin. Cool shot and way to create an image outside the box of the normal Africa wildlife posts.

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