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Against a Wall
Against a Wall
Jutilda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: San Antonio
Date: Jun 16, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2006

This poor elephant looked really so pitiful way in the back of the enclosure right up next to the rock wall.

Crop
Yearbook filter in Virtual Photographer, adjusted
Dodge
Sharpen
USM
Clone
Adjust hue - colorize
Dodge eye
Create layer - levels
Eraser tool on elephant
Flatten image
Save for web


Post challenge: I think that many of you were quite narrow in your approach to the word desolation. If you look it up and think about it, this guy certainly epitomizes it. Thanks for the comments and even the DNMC's - I guess we are all entitled to our own opinion. That's what makes art so subjective.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.0489
Avg (commenters): 8.0455
Avg (participants): 5.8974
Avg (non-participants): 6.1604
Views since voting: 947
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 184
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/26/2006 11:00:47 PM
Amazing shot, Judy. Grossly underrated.
06/26/2006 08:24:10 PM
A concept has often hidden cultural aspects by those who speak it as a naitive language. We, who have to rely on dictionaries to get a part the meaning, often experience that narrow approach to words Judy mentions in her post challenge clause.

By the way, the photo is absolutely stunning. Editing skills amazing.
06/26/2006 08:06:49 PM
Great shot Judy...I think it REALLY captures desolation and should have done better...but a very good result...well done
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06/26/2006 02:15:42 AM
fossilised elephant, excellent!

did i spell it right?
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06/26/2006 01:03:08 AM
Judy, your photoshop skills are SO GOOD! The post-processing on this is spectacular. I remember seeing this guy when you took the picture, and tho I love that elephant. . .he didn't look THIS awesome!!! You're amazing! And I think this photo is underrated big time!
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06/26/2006 12:35:31 AM
I thought I recognized that elephant, or at least that wall behind the elephant. I really like the processing you used here. I happen to know that it's tough to get contrast on these gals in the setting they have them and you did a very nice job dealing with that situation!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 09:55:41 PM
Powerful...an excellent image with a perfect title...well done.
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06/25/2006 07:15:09 PM
I absolutely LOVE pictures of elephants! This image projects a strong feeling of desolation. 10
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06/24/2006 11:04:40 AM
I actually already voted on this - one of my few. I stopped voting out of sheer aggrevation. My interpretation is different from everyone else's, almost. I really love the tone and texture of this image. Its almost alive and three dimensional. I like oyur title and the framing works for me. But, for me, this is more desolate than desolation. Is there a difference? Well, yes - one is a noun and one is a verb. With it being a verb, its a feeling that can change. With it being a noun, its a state of being. So I have a hard time with people and animals having the state of being of desolation. Does that make sense? It is my own bias - maybe there are animals, people that could be desolation but I haven't found one yet. Make sense? At any rate I gave you a 7 - 3 for technicals and 4 for emotive quality.

If you think your score is low, it could be due to close minded people just like me. :) Bump to 8 due to voting on all images. Added one for challenge topic.
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06/24/2006 10:20:27 AM
I like this image a lot...the way it is set up with the texture of wall and elephant skin against each other is very good...sepia is great idea.
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06/23/2006 10:56:40 PM
the strange crop disorients the viewer, and the elephant blends into the wall, creating a vertiginous sense of desolation, only compounded by the sepia. 9.
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06/23/2006 07:24:18 PM
Sweet - great shot!
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06/23/2006 06:19:20 PM
Good capture. I like the different textures within the same tones.
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06/22/2006 08:18:21 PM
The zoo is a desolate place for animals. this is a great example ... we know elephants are intelligent and can get depressed - great emotion and texture. A new fave of mine (9).
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06/22/2006 07:17:57 PM
Good textures!
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06/21/2006 08:00:25 PM
Yes, I can see the desolation in this photograph. I can feel the desolation of the elephant, I can feel the desolation of mother earth... I can feel the unrelenting passage of time - it appears that the elephant is fossilizing into the rock. This is haunting.
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06/20/2006 07:57:06 PM
Excellent elephant image. I like the feel of it and the contrast...however the challenge of desolation is not readily conveyed. 7
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06/20/2006 03:22:43 PM
great shot, but i think it would be improved with a little more contrast between the wall and the elephant.
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06/20/2006 01:31:18 PM
Very nice capture and definately gives off the feeling of desolation.
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06/20/2006 09:05:21 AM
This really is an emotional image.....
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06/19/2006 11:15:54 PM
hypnotic!
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06/19/2006 10:06:31 PM
OutSTANDING!!! The barrenness of the surroundings coupled with the obvious age of that elephant! It reaks desolation! Great work!
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06/19/2006 06:31:54 PM
Nice photo... nice work :)
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06/19/2006 02:32:49 PM
Sorry, but I am not convinced of Desolation.

comp could be better, nice texture, light ok, blacks too deep, whites ok-ish, not interesting
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06/19/2006 01:27:26 PM
Stunning picture, love the brownish color cast....
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06/19/2006 01:11:01 PM
He looks so sad and lonely. I love the foot stepping up onto the frame. The editing adds to the desolate mood of the piece. Nice work.
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06/19/2006 12:35:48 PM
This out of all the photos captures imo Desolation. I actually sense the feeling of the image that you were trying to potray. Thanks, and great job!
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06/19/2006 11:52:19 AM
Excellent. this should do well =)
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06/19/2006 09:56:28 AM
A fine animal, noble in its domain, caught, caged, and forgotten. A sense of desolation is evoked.
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06/19/2006 07:42:06 AM
Great subject but I would had dodged the elephant a little more and burned the background. I really like your composition.
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