A Zoo Story

© Gerda Grice

A Zoo Story

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 5/20/2009 12:54:56 AM

Great animal image and effects placed, Gerda. #1130191

Michelle Alton 5/20/2009 2:35:35 AM

I love the way they are posing for you. Still trying to decide if the texture is an enhancement. But it's a great image. #7539099

Gerda Grice level-addict 5/20/2009 10:26:42 AM

Thank you very much, Dominick and Michelle. Michelle, I know what you mean about the texture. My reason for using it had to do with my feeling that in watching this interaction between the orangutans, I was seeing something very close to the kind of interaction we imagine happening between people in prior centuries and sometimes see depicted in paintings from those periods. To convey my feeling, I felt I needed to make the image seem as much like a painting as possible. I even added a frame to one version of it, but decided that didn't really work. However, I agree that possibly I should also have left off the texturizer. Thanks again for your kind comments. -Gerda #7540588

Colleen Farrell level-addict 7/22/2009 9:11:25 AM

Great capture, Gerda! Personally, I like the texture effects; they do help to convey the feeling of an old master's painting. Congratulations on your feature in Digital Darkroom! #7769048

Gerda Grice level-addict 7/22/2009 9:26:30 AM

Thank you very much for your kind comment, Colleen--and for alerting me to its having been featured in Digital Darkroom. I didn't know that.

Thanks again. -Gerda #7769164

Loan Tran level-addict 7/23/2009 11:53:57 AM

Great capture indeed and very nice treatment. #7775133

Gerda Grice level-addict 7/23/2009 10:54:44 PM

Thank you very much, Loan! -Gerda #7776620

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The looks being exchanged by the two adult females and the position and expression of the toddler orangutan struck me as resembling those in some 17th-century portraits of humans. That's why I've used various filters in PS CS 3 in an attempt to give the image a painterly look.

Uploaded on 5/19/2009 11:24:06 PM

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