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Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

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Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by Pen Pusher » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:42 pm

With a Camera of course.

A herd of 100 life-sized Asia elephant sculptures have taken up residence in St James’s Park, Green Park and Berkeley Square from the 14th June to 23rd July. The sculptures have been crafted from Lantana camara, a plant introduced to Asia where it has become a notorious weed, by communities in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India. They will eventually be sold off for charity with a baby elephant starting at £6,000 up to £30,000 for a bull elephant. More details here ~ https://coexistence.org/

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:15 pm

Really enjoyed looking at the elephants

I also like the empty train in the other thread. As always the colours are so vibrant, the shot has a geometric feel with the depth of field - it looks simple but I guess quite a bit of know-how is involved.

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by pg1610 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:47 pm

We found were everyone had gone to in London

ImageFound the crowds by NTG842, on Flickr

thankfully the school party went on its merry way and although we didnt have the crowd free time that Brian enjoyed we did alright

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:56 pm

Reminds me of the medicine warning - "keep away from children" - best advice ever!

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Post by C24 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:28 am

😷
Thank you for such a refreshing post
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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by slogen51 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:09 am

You can really see the difference between the two cameras / techniques - the OP pictures really bring out the texture of the elephants and I love the depth of field and the lighting. I don't know if a tripod was used but they are very clear.

That is what I like about the train carriage photo in the other thread - you don't need an exotic subject just let the light do the work - not something I can do as I am also just a point and shoot merchant.

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by pg1610 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:00 am

They were beginning to move some of the heard in St James park on Tuesday

ImageElephants St James Park by NTG842, on Flickr

ImageElephants St James Park by NTG842, on Flickr

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:48 am

Nice
I like the texture are they carved from wood? I didn't mean to be disparaging about your photos but I just thought the OP photos really made use of the light but these photos also show the elephants to good effect.

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by pg1610 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:54 am

slogen51 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:48 am
Nice
I like the texture are they carved from wood? I didn't mean to be disparaging about your photos but I just thought the OP photos really made use of the light but these photos also show the elephants to good effect.
I believe they are made from some sort of weed that is causing issues for the elephants in the native lands, Pretty sure the details are in Pen Pushers link he posted

No problem re your comments, I know exactly what you mean, I like you take snaps , so pictures are never going to be of the same standard that Brian manages

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by Pune » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:37 pm

Absolutely fantastic, what a fabulous subject, wish I could afford one..
Thanks for sharing :thumbs:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Shooting Elephants in London ~ June 2021

Post by C24 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:43 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Reminds me of the medicine warning - "keep away from children" - best advice ever!

😷. 😉
In a similar vein, on the school crossing lollipop; STOP Children.

I like the shot of the brave people pushing…

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