Gerhard Geldenhuys  

Elephants and Kilimanjaro by Gerhard Geldenhuys

November 2021 - Elephants and Kilimanjaro

November 2021 - Gerhard Geldenhuys


About the Image(s)

Elephants and Kilimanjaro are a combination of two images which were taken by me. I worked in layers with PS cc. I have revisited this image and it is another attempt to render a different painterly artwork.

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5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I love how you balanced out the tones in this painting. In the original, the foreground is very warm, while the mountains have a very cool tonality. In your final version, the color tonality appears more harmonious. I also love how these mighty elephants are set against the majestic mountains. The texturization in the final image gives this more dimension and depth. Great job.
If possible, I might try one thing. Clone out the hidden elephant (4th from the right). Then, you'd have a left grouping of 4 (all looking at the baby) and a right grouping of 3.   Posted: 11/14/2021 08:36:05

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
I love your elephant families and this grouping is perfect with the authentic travel background. You have already removed a considerable amount of yellow tones and I like the resulting warm tones in the background. You may want to consider taking out some more of the yellows and reds just in the elephants. see my Visual Review image. I just used the Hue and Saturation adjustment layer with an inverted mask to eliminate some of the orange and red tones left in the elephants.   Posted: 11/17/2021 18:31:55
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Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I think the change in coloring in the group of elephants really enhanced the look and makes them really show up very well. Your original idea to combine these dazzling images was also a terrific one and you handled it so well that it appears entirely natural. Love this, Gerhard!   Posted: 11/18/2021 11:32:03

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Thank you all for your stimulating comments and recommendations. Much appreciated.   Posted: 11/20/2021 06:29:45

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
A wonderful photographic capture! My only suggestions would be to add some more grass t the bottom of the image because the edge is too close to the mat below if you were to frame it. IMHO this is also a study in contrasts so I would darken the mountain so the clouds and grass would contrast more. I'd also work on the shadows under the elephants to take out some of that red/orange. This is a beautiful capture!   Posted: 11/24/2021 10:52:58