Lone Wolf in Aspen

© Darwin Wiggett

Lone Wolf in Aspen

Uploaded: September 27, 2001


Grand Prize Winner - November 2000 Contest


February 18, 2001 3

Nice photo, very atmospheric. Worked well in black and white. It felt like I was there when viewing it.

Phil Preston #68

February 19, 2001 1

Beautiful, so sharp, talk about being in the right spot right time , but to have the patience! Excellence IMHO

Danny, Queensland, Australia. #104

February 20, 2001 1

Incredible shot! Can you provide the tech specs for it? I am just getting started and would love to know what you used and how.

Randy, Victoria, BC #105

Darwin Wiggett February 24, 2001 1

The photo is in my backyard (I live on an acreage) so I often just wait until the light is right and wander around in the forest. That day we had some low mist. I shot the image on color film using a hasselblad x-pan with a 45mm lens. I really liked the resulting photo but decided to convert it to black-n-white in photoshop. It looked even better then.

I had the photo of the forest on my wall and one day I decided that it could be improved by adding a wolf or a cougar. I got a wildlife photographer friend to give me a photo of a wolf. In photoshop I added the wolf and voila we have this photo.

Darwin Wiggett
Water Valley, Alberta #109

January 13, 2002 1

Hi, Just also wanted to comment, that is one of the most beautiful shots taken, even if it was manipulated using Photoshop, shows imagination and also perfect placement.

No thoughts on selling the image? would love it on the wall or even a background on my computer.


Sam (Wales UK) #4699

Charlotte English May 26, 2019

This is beautiful Darwin. I love the composition, perspective and lighting. Works great as a B/W. I wouldn't have been able to tell you manipulated this in PS....you did a great shot. Beautiful choice of animal, look at those eyes. Congratulations on your wiin! #52539

Amber J. Housey May 26, 2019

I was admiring your photo while at the same time thinking, "how creepy". I wouldn't stand there taking that picture. Then I read that you put the wolf in. Great job! Looked real to me. I like the black and white, too. Congrats. #118113

Melissa Williams May 26, 2019

I thought wow is that real?! I love it, even if it is manipulated, so are paintings. #131866

Jason A. Thomas January 04, 2004

Congratulations on an amazing image. #318647

August 29, 2004

This is just amazing. Is there a possibility that you have this photo availible for sale. If so please email me at lindaboyles93@hotmail.com. Thank you. #742934

Dennis Begnoche Jr September 01, 2004

Perfect juxtaposition in this image. Well done. You either have an eye for that perfect moment to snap a shot or you don't. You do. Position of wolf in entire image is perfect. Eyes keep getting lead back to wolf. Thirds rule of photography. #749900

November 28, 2004

Beautiful photo :) 'n good idea manipping the wolf in...
Although I might recomend if you still have the PDD of the image to touch up around the wolf, blend him to the background a lil more, he has a slight touch of a halo around him from his original background.

Sorry if I seem finiky at all! Just tryin to help. :) I do a lot of photomanipping myself as another style of art, so I have that unfortunate side effect to see tiny things.

You really did a wonderful job though! composition is beautiful! #943320

February 13, 2005

First of all, I absolutely love the composition.........But how did this photo win in 2000, when it wasn't uploaded until a year later? #1101149

Greg Martin May 31, 2005

Wow. That is one of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen. I am extremely jealous. #1416946

Mary N C. Taitt June 25, 2005

This is an incredibly beautiful fantastic picture. So mysterious. So crisp, clean and evocative. I LOVE IT!!! Mary #1519972

GoneFishing July 26, 2005

Outstanding.. simply outstanding. #1641508

Brad Calkins August 13, 2005

Incredible photo! #1713115

October 17, 2005

This is a beautiful and haunting image Mr. Wiggett. Is there a possibility that a copy is available for sale? Please contact me at hesame@optonline.net.

Alicia #1963401

Brett D. Robson June 29, 2006

I nkow this photo, I think I had it once as part of my website, a template that I obtained, if I find it again I will let you know #2967744

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 18, 2007

Outstanding work, so incredible!! A belated congratulations on your win. So well deserved!!! #4666110

Katherine L. Bodger August 21, 2007

I've seen this photo on Webhots.com as a Pro Wallpaper - I loved it then and downloaded it to my desktop but I have to say that this original image is even better!! Love the panoramic format - terrific composition and wonderful work with Photoshop! :) #4681160

September 13, 2007

Excellent photo.
I create my small gallery with pictures of forest too - http://www.fotoplatforma.pl/en/forest/

October 29, 2007

This is a great picture. I am a wolf fan also. This is a very well done photo. #5000209

Yves Rubin January 22, 2008

This is one of those key images that stays with you. The editing was a stroke of genius on your part. #5376643

March 17, 2008

That is verry good attempt and marvellous frame and lighting. congras! #5652103

March 17, 2008

That is verry good attempt and marvellous frame and lighting. congras! #5652108

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