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GIRAFFE AT SUNSET



This is a composite photo combining a giraffe silhouette with a sunset background.

This is a composite photo combining a giraffe silhouette with a sunset background.
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People's Choice in Golden Light Capture Photo Challenge
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11 Comments | Report
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 13, 2018
have you entered this in the animals in africa challenge yet?
danielh
 
danielh September 16, 2018
Great photo, love it!
Lovesphoto PRO+
 
Lovesphoto January 30, 2019
Congratulations on winning People's Choice in my shadows or silhouettes challenge. This was one of my favorite images.
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug January 30, 2019
Creative and beautiful. Congratulations!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 30, 2019
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
Lovesphoto PRO+
 
Lovesphoto March 15, 2019
This was one of my favorites in my Backlit Photo Challenge. Beautiful image.
sitanshubhunia
 
sitanshubhunia June 28, 2020
Great
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum Mar 20
Congratulations on your Peoples Choice award. Well Done!
thakorpatel PRO
 
thakorpatel Jul 24
Congratulations on your win .. well deserved…
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole Jul 24
Beautiful!! Congrats on your challenge award!
Sandypartlow4 PRO+
 
Sandypartlow4 Jul 25
Congratulations

Behind The Lens

Location
The giraffe was photographed in the Honolulu Zoo.
Time
It was in mid-afternoon.
Lighting
Giraffes have a distinctive shape which is easily recognizable. That is important when creating this type of picture. I converted the giraffe into a silhouette and using photoshop transferred the image on to a separate photo consisting of a beautiful orange sunset. The size of the giraffe was reduced so as to occupy a space located about a two-thirds of the way down from the top and about a third of the way in from the left.
Equipment
A Nikon D300s along with an 18-200 mm Nikkor lens.
Inspiration
I have a lot of photos of giraffes taken in the wild and in zoos. This one seemed best to convert into a silhouette that would appear to be walking into the scene. I liked that it had its head arched down suggesting that it was the end of a long day.
Editing
This is a composite photo consisting of a giraffe silhouette and sunset background.
In my camera bag
My current camera is a Nikon D500 coupled with an 18 to 300 mm Nikkor lens. Because the film processor is a little bit smaller than a full frame the lens effect is equal to a 24 to 450 mm lens on a full frame camera. This combination serves me well at least 99 percent of the time because it allows me to take wide-angle and ultra zoom photos on the fly while never having to worry about getting dust on the photo processor because I very rarely ever take off the lens. I use a sling bag to carry the camera so that I can quickly remove the camera without taking the bag off my shoulder. I have also removed almost all of the protective insulation inside the sling bag and replaced it with a gardener's knee pad. Not only does it serve as more than enough protection when the camera is in the bag, if need be I can use the pad to kneel, sit or lie in such a way as to have my elbows on the ground when taking a picture I can do so. I cannot overemphasize how useful this modification has proven to be over the years. In the sling bag I carry spare batteries, SD cards and lens cleaner. Occasionally I will pack in an external flash if I think I will need it.
Feedback
I use Lightroom Classic and Photoshop CC software for processing my photos. Without Photoshop CC or some similar software, this type of composite photo could not easily be created.

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