Inside a Magic Giant

© Carla Capra

Inside a Magic Giant

tony w. austin 5/4/2012 7:15:02 AM

very nice work.... I like the creativeness.. #1460717

Arthur Bohlmann 5/4/2012 7:40:34 AM

Wow!! This image is great!! Nice work my friend! #10122391

Robert Jensen 5/4/2012 10:02:04 AM

outstanding work on this Carla #10122502

Robert R. Goodman 5/4/2012 10:42:44 AM

Hi Carla,Beautiuful DD work my friend.Great capture!!! #10122567

Loan Tran 5/4/2012 12:36:08 PM

Like the way you have the bird flying out and the man looking up. Well done. #10122723

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/4/2012 1:54:47 PM

Cool image and work, Carla!

Dominick #10122886

Zita A. Strother 5/4/2012 3:26:24 PM

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. #10123076

Marilyn K. Lincecum 5/4/2012 11:53:38 PM

AWESOME...very original and creative. #10123759

David Resnikoff 5/5/2012 8:16:28 AM

Notheing else to say


David R #10124496

Carla Capra 5/5/2012 9:32:55 AM

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. #10124710

Carol L. Fowler 5/5/2012 4:55:21 PM

Wonderful composite. I remember the sequoias well from past visits #10125264

Craig D. Minton 5/5/2012 6:11:08 PM

Way too much time on your hands! Just kidding. My two most favorite things to shoot. Mountains and sea. Very cool, Carla. #10125345

Carla Capra 5/6/2012 10:07:20 AM

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

Dennis Gay 5/6/2012 5:51:41 PM

G'day CARLA!

Not only a wonderful fantasy but so expertly done too.

Dennis #10126777

Emile Abbott 5/8/2012 3:09:15 PM

OH MY Carla this is so creative and beautiful. Fantastic work. #10129837

Carla Capra 5/9/2012 7:27:33 AM

Thank you, Dennis and Emile!
So, glad u enjoyed this bit of fantasy. #10130732

John Connolly 5/9/2012 2:49:57 PM

Wonderful creativity and DD work Carla! An amazing photographic journey here! #10131088

Carol Flisak 5/13/2012 3:07:46 PM

Terrific image, Carla... love your creativity and excellent post processing! Well done! #10135872

Carla Capra 5/24/2012 7:05:07 AM

Thk u #10148279

Cynthia M. Wiles 5/24/2012 12:22:52 PM

Awesome work and finished product here, Carla!
Cindy #10148590

Carla Capra 5/25/2012 8:46:13 PM

Thk u, Cindy. #10151049

Irene Colling 5/27/2012 1:42:57 PM

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

Nice work Carla. #10155886

Carla Capra 6/9/2012 7:31:52 AM

Thank you, Irene. #10174061

Robert R. Goodman 6/18/2012 2:47:16 PM

WTG!Big Congratulations,Carla! #10185901

tony w. austin 6/18/2012 2:53:54 PM

Big congrats on your finalist. good luck in the next round #10185927

Arthur Bohlmann 6/18/2012 3:02:03 PM

Congratz my friend! #10185966

David Resnikoff 6/18/2012 3:03:13 PM

Fab Carla.

Now itīs time to wait for the Gold Badge

David R #10185976

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/18/2012 3:49:16 PM

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

jo ann c. #10186151

Craig D. Minton 6/18/2012 5:35:07 PM

Congratulations! I forgot to ask...Maraposa Grove? #10186511

Phyllis H. Burchett 6/18/2012 6:44:47 PM

Amazing, congrats. #10186880

Ellen Hodges 6/19/2012 6:26:07 AM

Huge congrats on an awesome finalist, Carla!!! Best luck!! #10188396

Carla Capra 6/19/2012 7:23:37 AM

Thank you all!

Craig, it was McKinley Grove. #10188580

Emile Abbott 6/19/2012 9:19:08 AM

Glad to see this one again. Congratulation on creative finalist, Carla. #10189012

Anita Hogue 6/19/2012 12:42:18 PM

WOW, so creative! Congratulations on your finalist! #10189530

Lydia Williams 6/19/2012 4:10:19 PM

Wow, so creative...well done. Congratulations! #10189845

Lyn Darlington 6/19/2012 9:30:37 PM

So creative! Congrats on your finalist! #10190713

Carol Eade 6/20/2012 5:41:41 AM

Awesome finalist, Carla, congratulations! #10191080

Carla Capra 6/20/2012 6:43:53 AM

Thank you! #10191155

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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 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.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/130 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70

Uploaded on 5/4/2012 7:12:42 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70S Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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