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Inside a Magic Giant
Inside a Magic Giant
This is one of the "Giant" sequoias located in a 100 acre grove, here in CA. The tallest tree towers over 230 feet, and the largest diameter is 20 +/-. More than 216 trees have a diameter over 6 feet. These giants are among the oldest of all living things this on...Earth...it is estimated some are over 2,000 years old.

I have exaggerated the trees expanse by reducing the size of the men standing near its base and enlarging the sea gull flying out-of-the-bounds of the ocean image. I have placed the oceann image inside an actual split or opening of this tree. It is believed this tree survived a fire because of the charred inside of this opening. Another interesting fact is that these trees have a thick, protective layer of bark filled with a harsh chemical tannin and offer these trees some protection from fire. An average man appears dwarfed by the size of these amazing trees.
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tony w. austin
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    very nice work.... I like the creativeness..

5/4/2012 7:15:02 AM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Wow!! This image is great!! Nice work my friend!

5/4/2012 7:40:34 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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outstanding work on this Carla

5/4/2012 10:02:04 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Carla,Beautiuful DD work my friend.Great capture!!!

5/4/2012 10:42:44 AM

 
Loan Tran
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Like the way you have the bird flying out and the man looking up. Well done.

5/4/2012 12:36:08 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Cool image and work, Carla!


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5/4/2012 1:54:47 PM

 
Zita A. Strother
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Carla, I really like your creation and keep thinking: "now why didn't I think of doing something like that?".
As much as I like it, I think you might get greater depth of field in the image in the tree if you either went much lighter or darker with the sky in sea background.
No matter what... my hat is off to you...very well thought out and executed.

5/4/2012 3:26:24 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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AWESOME...very original and creative.

5/4/2012 11:53:38 PM

 
David Resnikoff
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Notheing else to say


Fab

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5/5/2012 8:16:28 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you all! Your compliments inspire me.
~Loan, I'm glad the man and bird were looking at each other. I was afraid that may have been overlooked.
~Zita, I've said that myself numerous times, lol. Thank you for your suggestion, too! I did try both; a lighter and darker ocean/sky. The one I used didn't blow out the waves and allowed the seagull and men a more equal emphasis in the image.

Thanks again, my friends.

5/5/2012 9:32:55 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful composite. I remember the sequoias well from past visits

5/5/2012 4:55:21 PM

 
Craig D. Minton
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Way too much time on your hands! Just kidding. My two most favorite things to shoot. Mountains and sea. Very cool, Carla.

5/5/2012 6:11:08 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thk you, Carol. They are hard to forget, so amazing.
Thk you, Craig. Lol, glad you liked the combo.

5/6/2012 10:07:20 AM

 
Dennis Gay
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G'day CARLA!

Not only a wonderful fantasy but so expertly done too.

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5/6/2012 5:51:41 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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OH MY Carla this is so creative and beautiful. Fantastic work.

5/8/2012 3:09:15 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you, Dennis and Emile!
So, glad u enjoyed this bit of fantasy.

5/9/2012 7:27:33 AM

 
John Connolly
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Wonderful creativity and DD work Carla! An amazing photographic journey here!

5/9/2012 2:49:57 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Terrific image, Carla... love your creativity and excellent post processing! Well done!

5/13/2012 3:07:46 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thk u

5/24/2012 7:05:07 AM

 
Cynthia M. Wiles
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Awesome work and finished product here, Carla!
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5/24/2012 12:22:52 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thk u, Cindy.

5/25/2012 8:46:13 PM

 
Irene Colling
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What a creative mind you have Carla. Excellent vision and expert execution.

Nice work Carla.

5/27/2012 1:42:57 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you, Irene.

6/9/2012 7:31:52 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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WTG!Big Congratulations,Carla!

6/18/2012 2:47:16 PM

 
tony w. austin
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Big congrats on your finalist. good luck in the next round

6/18/2012 2:53:54 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Congratz my friend!

6/18/2012 3:02:03 PM

 
David Resnikoff
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Fab Carla.

Now its time to wait for the Gold Badge

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6/18/2012 3:03:13 PM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Carla! I agree, this surely will get the GOLD! Amazing creativity..

jo ann c.

6/18/2012 3:49:16 PM

 
Craig D. Minton
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Congratulations! I forgot to ask...Maraposa Grove?

6/18/2012 5:35:07 PM

 
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Amazing, congrats.

6/18/2012 6:44:47 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on an awesome finalist, Carla!!! Best luck!!

6/19/2012 6:26:07 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you all!

Craig, it was McKinley Grove.

6/19/2012 7:23:37 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Glad to see this one again. Congratulation on creative finalist, Carla.

6/19/2012 9:19:08 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, so creative! Congratulations on your finalist!

6/19/2012 12:42:18 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Wow, so creative...well done. Congratulations!

6/19/2012 4:10:19 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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So creative! Congrats on your finalist!

6/19/2012 9:30:37 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Awesome finalist, Carla, congratulations!

6/20/2012 5:41:41 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Thank you!

6/20/2012 6:43:53 AM

 
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