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KulaCube Apr 12, 2014 11:31 PM

Charging Elephant, Howling Wolf
Okay, garden installations. From the Canada Blooms show earlier this month.

In post, did some perspective adjustments. Tried taking it further but it started looking too artificial.

The howling wolf is all end-cut lumber and timber, set in concrete

ramcewan Apr 13, 2014 10:47 AM

Really like the wolf, what were you shooting with?

Steven R Apr 14, 2014 9:12 PM

Those are really interesting shots. What an interesting artistic expression on the howling wolf. And the water display in the elephant shot is most unusual, with the left and right high blue arcs shooting out the top columns and landing in the pool behind the elephants.

KulaCube Apr 14, 2014 11:47 PM


Originally Posted by ramcewan (Post 1371906)
Really like the wolf, what were you shooting with?

I'd like to say that I was shooting manual, fine-tuning the settings. Truth be told, the E-PL1 had the original kit lens at 14mm, and set to Easy. There are times I just set it to the fully auto, knowing I can massage the raw files later. Oh, and the built-in "mighty flash" provided the fill.

For the elephant shot I was shooting manually, setting the white balance at 4K, no flash, and the kit lens at 23mm, 1/4 sec, f7.1. I had tried a few with the flash to fill the shadows on the elephant, but it was picking up reflections from the water and looking too harsh. Wanted to soften the flash but "she who must be obeyed" said enough and time to move on. ;-)

KulaCube Apr 14, 2014 11:59 PM

Steven, the elephant pool was one of the over-the-top installations that looked almost imaginable in a back yard. Not mine, but someone's. The coloured jets do add to the setting

James Emory Apr 17, 2014 9:49 AM

Love the color in the elephant shot. Very nice, and detailed.

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