Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4  

Elepant in the room by Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4

January 2020 - Elepant in the room

January 2020 - Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4


About the Image(s)

Browsing my many images for inspiration I cam across this jpeg taken in a hotel in Lanzarote a few years ago.
Shot on Lumix G3, kit zoom lens at 22mm, 1/13 sec f8 ISO 400 hand held.
Opened in camera raw made a few minor adjustments then into PS and duplicated layer. Cropped left and right to remove sings and fire extinguisher. Removed electric fittings with healing brush and clone tools.
I Topaz Studio 2 added look > artistic> swirly strokes >reduced opacity to around 60% and applied look. then Add filter> AI remix> Ashen waves.Applied result though t this stage there was still colour in the chair..
Back in PS used black and white option>IR effect so image fully monochrome, sharpened , border added and saved.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I like the original version very much. The elephant in your new version responds well to the treatment, but without seeing the original, it was difficult to interpret what was going on in the chair back. I do think overall it loses impact from the original, but that is just my personal opinion.   Posted: 01/03/2020 04:53:32
Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Yes I like the original too, but concious that many might feel that all I was doing was to photograph someone elses art work, I strove to put my own interpretation on it hence my mono attempt.   Posted: 01/14/2020 10:14:26

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I think I agree with Mike here, I prefer the original perhaps with the left hand window and the fire extinguisher cropped. And not so fond of the "drawing" treatment.   Posted: 01/12/2020 15:44:49

I'm of a different opinion, I like the drawing. I like the impact of the lines and textures. I think the elephant is the main subject, so I would fill in the back of the chair more so there is less white areas. So as, not to cause a distraction from the elephant.   Posted: 01/13/2020 09:31:28
Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Thanks for that idea Jennifer - I will give it a try.   Posted: 01/14/2020 10:15:27

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Wow ! What a beautiful, artistic creation and I really like them both ! BUT when you have a lot of time, make one without the chair and you would have a 'treasure'   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:52:51

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like the image but don't quite see what the chair has to do with image of the elephant.   Posted: 01/29/2020 15:32:18