A client wants a large (1800 x 1200mm) canvas print of blue cranes against a background of flowering canola fields. The choice is his.
These are the rough composites he can choose from. Once the decision is made I can refine (detailing, de-noising, etc.) the chosen image.
Which one would you choose?
The average wildlife photographer is always under guidance of a game ranger. I don’t like that. Sometimes one has to take a calculated risk. So I went to observe a lion somewhere in South Africa. It’s rare that I publish fully processed photos on the internet. This is one of my exceptions: My all time favourite King of the Jungle.
World’s top wildlife photographer Laurent Baheux inspired me not to be afraid. Click on the portfolio link of his website.
All in B&W/monochrome
Unlikely? Really? The images are real… (see captions)
After a visit to the hairdresser
Southernmost lighthouse of the African continent
My own rocket science
The discovery of a giant protea
Not my best. Distance approx. 1 km. Shot with a 400mm lens. Had to crop this image severely. It’s a fairly rare occasion to see a springbok jump over a fence.
A conventional photograph is a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional reality. In my (landscape) photography I always try to add my own ‘third dimension’. The average person still looks at it as a two-dimensional image but every now and then there is somebody who looks beyond it. Last week a woman from my village replied to one of my photographs: “…I don’t know enough about photography to comment, actually…..but you seem to get this amazing, molten, liquidy metallic thing going in your pics…and I love it!…”
It just made my day!
In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these legendary beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of this house added them to keep evil spirits out.
Original photographs in black and white. Did some reduction so that only the outlines were left. Next I added textures and elements from other pictures plus coloring in-painting and drawing. The end result is what I call ‘photo-graphics’.
Only 1 framed print (60 x 40 cm) per image available at Private Gallery in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa.