Adrian Binney, LRPS  

Cooling Down with Sand by Adrian Binney, LRPS

October 2019 - Cooling Down with Sand

October 2019 - Adrian Binney, LRPS


About the Image(s)

I thought i would field a nature image. We have recently returned from a 2 week trip to Namibia - very very arid! We came across “desert adapted elephants” (they need water less often) during a long journey up a dry river bed. We were treated with a couple of minutes of them throwing sand around to cool themselves. This is my best. Does it work in B&W?

Settings - Full Frame equivalent of 250mm, 1/250 at f5.5. ISO200.

Before conversion to B&W, I worked on the visible parts of the elephant using Lightroom’s new texture slider and contrast improvement, plus sharpening locally here- not doing much to the sand areas, I removed many light sand bits that I felt were a distraction (still a lot more). After conversion to B&W, mostly more contrast seemed desirable.

2 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I think it works very well, Adrian. The dust in particular, and his white tusks. I think for a nature image, the wider version shown in the original provides more context and nature story. But the closer crop is still very effective albeit with a bit more mystery.   Posted: 10/06/2019 19:13:51

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
This is a wonderful picture. I agree with you that a bit more contrast is called for. Then frameit and hang it   Posted: 10/14/2019 17:52:31


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