Inside a Magic Giant

© Carla Capra

Inside a Magic Giant

tony w. austin May 04, 2012

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

Arthur Bohlmann May 04, 2012

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

Robert Jensen May 04, 2012

outstanding work on this Carla #10122502

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 04, 2012

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

Loan Tran level-deluxe May 04, 2012

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 04, 2012

Cool image and work, Carla!

Dominick #10122886

Zita A. Strother level-deluxe May 04, 2012

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 level-classic May 04, 2012

AWESOME...very original and creative. #10123759

David Resnikoff level-deluxe May 05, 2012

Notheing else to say


David R #10124496

Carla Capra level-classic May 05, 2012

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 May 05, 2012

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

Craig D. Minton May 05, 2012

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 level-classic May 06, 2012

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

Dennis Gay May 06, 2012

G'day CARLA!

Not only a wonderful fantasy but so expertly done too.

Dennis #10126777

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 08, 2012

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

Carla Capra level-classic May 09, 2012

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

John Connolly May 09, 2012

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

Carol Flisak level-addict May 13, 2012

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

Carla Capra level-classic May 24, 2012

Thk u #10148279

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe May 24, 2012

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

Carla Capra level-classic May 25, 2012

Thk u, Cindy. #10151049

Irene Colling level-classic May 27, 2012

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

Nice work Carla. #10155886

Carla Capra level-classic June 09, 2012

Thank you, Irene. #10174061

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 18, 2012

WTG!Big Congratulations,Carla! #10185901

tony w. austin June 18, 2012

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

Arthur Bohlmann June 18, 2012

Congratz my friend! #10185966

David Resnikoff level-deluxe June 18, 2012

Fab Carla.

Now it´s time to wait for the Gold Badge

David R #10185976

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 18, 2012

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

jo ann c. #10186151

Craig D. Minton June 18, 2012

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

Phyllis H. Burchett June 18, 2012

Amazing, congrats. #10186880

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 19, 2012

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

Carla Capra level-classic June 19, 2012

Thank you all!

Craig, it was McKinley Grove. #10188580

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 19, 2012

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

Anita Hogue June 19, 2012

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 19, 2012

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

Lyn Darlington June 19, 2012

So creative! Congrats on your finalist! #10190713

Carol Eade level-addict June 20, 2012

Awesome finalist, Carla, congratulations! #10191080

Carla Capra level-classic June 20, 2012

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 May 04, 2012 Photo Contest Finalist

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