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Young tusker - Art processing I have been playing with my lightroom presets and made a new &#039;art&#039; one which i am applying to some selected images. I am planning to get a set printed on canvas for my house. What do you guys think?<br />
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About the photo : This was one of two young male tuskers still with it&#039;s mother. These males are starting to get mature enough to leave their mother and start off on their own.  Asian elephant,Elephas maximus,Elephas maximus indicus,Geotagged,India,Indian Elephant,John Rowell,Spring,adhocphotographer Click/tap to enlarge

Young tusker - Art processing

I have been playing with my lightroom presets and made a new 'art' one which i am applying to some selected images. I am planning to get a set printed on canvas for my house. What do you guys think?

About the photo : This was one of two young male tuskers still with it's mother. These males are starting to get mature enough to leave their mother and start off on their own.

    comments (3)

  1. I think elephants are a thankful subject for creative processing, and I like the old look it gives to this photo.

    A more critical take on it is that artful processing should have a purpose. With that I mean it should have some meaning you are trying to bring across. To give a personal example:

    http://www.jungledragon.com/image/24757/sri_lankan_elephant_family_emerging_at_sunset_in_kaudulla_sri_lanka.html/zoom

    In that photo, I used a filter called "lord of the rings", which dramatizes lighting and softens highlights. My thinking is that these elephants made a dramatic entrance as a family together, and the filter strengthens that. I don't know whether it did so successfully, but that was the intention.

    I'm not a fan of applying filters without intention, just because you like the look, as is so often done now for example on Instagram. I don't always follow my own rules though, particularly photos that have errors in them yet I still like to share, I do experiment on.

    Note that none of this is directed at you or this photo, I'm just sharing thoughts on post processing :)
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. I could not agree with you more. Applying filters for the sake of it is a bit narrow minded. It is like making everything b&w without considering if the image would gain from the lake of colour.

      I've said it before, but I'll say it again. I do really like your elephant shot! :) fantastic atmosphere.

      For this processing I was trying to add a little drama and make it a little sinister. Also, it is important to bare in mind, when processing, the final media. I process differently for print and screen. This I will print on canvas, so I am hoping the earthy tones will come out well. :)
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. I'm sure this would look awesome on canvas, it has quite the atmosphere. Posted 4 years ago

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The Indian Elephant is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to mainland Asia. Since 1986, ''Elephas maximus'' has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.

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Uploaded Apr 7, 2015. Captured Apr 4, 2015 07:59 in Nagarhole National Park, Nagarhole Road, Nalkeri Forest, Karnataka 571250, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm