- Oct 6, 2004
Of course they jump like that in the wild.Originally posted by: DrPizza
Yes... elephants can swim.
Definitely nice pictures. I'm not sure, but a couple look to be photoshopped - particularly the two dolphins jumping out of the water? That looks more like something you'd shoot at marineland superimposed over an ocean background. AFAIK, dolphins don't jump out of the water like that naturally, and certainly not with that kind of timing. If they do jump out like that naturally, then two things happened: the luckiest timing in his life to be able to capture an image like that + skill to actually take a decent picture like that.
How about that... I never realized that they jumped vertically like that; I thought they always had a lot more horizontal motion to their jumps. Still, it looks more like two dolphins trying to hit those little red balloons simultaneously and the balloons and stage were photoshopped out in favor of a beach and sky.Originally posted by: Excelsior
Of course they jump like that in the wild.
Thus, I'd consider what he does to be exceptionally beautiful and skilled art. But, I think it still crosses the line when calling them photographs. Well, some of his work probably qualifies as photographs... other pieces probably qualify as digital art. It's a shame that he doesn't distinguish which is which on individual pieces."Photographs are raw materials, which I shape to archieve estetical perfection. The computer offers me all possibilities of the traditional darkroom and at the same time some advantages of a studio. Where necessary I change vague backgrounds and remove disturbing lights. I remove elements from a scene or add aother ones. Sometimes I change the angle of light a little to archieve a lighting effect that is only possible in a studio and not in nature. With some photos I make minor changes, with others significant changes.
The thought that there would be a perfect photograph is strange to me. Thats why I try to change the visual harmony in each of my photos before publishing"
That's exactly what I thought when I scrolled through the pictures. All the other ones look fine, but the polar bears made me stop and look again. Still, some of those shots are incredible.Originally posted by: jdini76
The polar bears look photochopped
Edit: The picture with the cubs sleeping on the mother's back.