African Elephant

African Elephant

Ansel Adams challenged us to express in our images how we truly feel, “in the deepest sense” about the subject being photographed.

Our image of an elephant might end up suggesting that he/she impresses us as GINORMOUS and that we feel pretty tiny.

That’s how I felt I should edit this image. The tight crop and the position within the frame says: I’m bigger than you…and you better not get me annoyed with you buddy…

I cropped the elephant high in the frame and increased the brightness of the body by about 1.5 stops. The position of the elephant was higher than from where I took the shot, resulting in a silhouette against the blue sky.

Sony ILCE-7RM2, 1/400th sec, ISO 800, Lens: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS at 100 mm, f20. Handheld.