Elephant Eye

Posted by Ed Lusby on Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:45 pm

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I recently went on a photo safari to Kenya. One of my goals was to be a bit creative with some of my images. This is one such attempt. The brightness of the eye was increased as much as I could, as the eyes of most animals there are recessed to minimize glare. Good for them, bad for me.
The image was imported into photoshop and the bottom layer duplicated. The upper layer was converted to black and white, increasing the brightness of the skin significantly. The contrast was increased to bring out more texture. Then the upper layer was converted to a layer mask hiding all underneath. A little painting of white around the eye brought the eye color back.

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More safari images: http://natures-colors.com/photos/kenya_2016/index.html

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:40 am
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by Ron Day on Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:09 am
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Beautifully creative image, Ed. Great black and white conversion, and clever work to make that red eye stand out so well. By the way, your positioning of the eye within the frame is very pleasing compositionally.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:24 am
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This makes for a very compelling composition with that brilliant red eye, and the texture of the elephant's skin. Well done and welcome here!
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by Arabinda Debnath on Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:00 pm
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Beautiful work.Love that eye.

by Sandy R-B on Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:29 am
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Great work - love the lines, textures, B&W while retaining the eye colour.

by andre paul on Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 pm
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nice and creative work.
i like the eye effect here.
original aproach here.
thumbs up!!!!
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