CathyWithers-Clarke
CathyWithers-Clarke

African Elephant Portrait



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12 Comments | Report
mscott207
 
mscott207 May 05, 2016
Other-worldly amazing!
ingeseverinsen
 
ingeseverinsen May 28, 2016
This is great!
alexandriajames
 
alexandriajames July 26, 2016
What a great split! Love??
Kristina_Krause PRO
 
Kristina_Krause July 29, 2016
This is such an amazing image! Beautiful work.....
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt August 01, 2016
I love this shot! Reminiscent of the light side / dark side of the moon, but better due to the interesting texture. Great job.
vershinin Platinum
 
vershinin August 05, 2016
moon elephant- great idea!
JyoS
 
JyoS August 29, 2016
Nice light! :)
MichaelRung
 
MichaelRung December 25, 2016
Stunning shot. Are prints available? My sister would love this for her elephant collection.
jacquelinesmit
 
jacquelinesmit July 08, 2018
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/elephants-photo-challenge-by-jacquelinesmit
jacquelinesmit
 
jacquelinesmit July 08, 2018
Amazing Photo. Please enter my Elephant Challenge.
AliZackerGalePhotography
 
AliZackerGalePhotography January 29, 2020
love the lighting and shot. The texture of the Elephant is very striking and beautiful.So exciting and inspiring. Thank you!
CathyWithers-Clarke
CathyWithers-Clarke January 29, 2020
Thank you very much
tysonator
 
tysonator May 15, 2021
very dramatic amd moody..
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Behind The Lens

Location
In the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Time
It was actually the middle of the day - this photo started out as full colour but there was a beautiful strong curved shadow line down his trunk and I knew that with that strong contrast he would look great as a monochrome portrait
Lighting
I was out in a reserve so couldn't do anything about the lighting and just had to look for good angles instead
Equipment
It was either a Nikon D3200 or D7100 with a Sigma 18-250mm lens. Am on a road trip at the moment and haven't access to my files to confirm which I used !
Inspiration
I was looking to get a portrait shot and this chap was very obliging, stopping to have a look at us before he walked past. The shadows made it a much more interesting prospect than many other shots.
Editing
To get the look I wanted I changed the colour to black and white and then blended the background to black to put the full emphasis on his profile
In my camera bag
Nikon D7200, Sigma 18-300mm, Sigma 10-20mm
Feedback
As with all wildlife photography - know your subject, do nothing to disturb it, and have a huge amount of patience

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