Posted by: Andrew Skelton | 22/07/2011

Can you change it’s spots?

I don’t know what it is about me and this type of framing – as much as I like to fill the frame with the whole animal, I particularly like them to be entering into the picture from one side or the other. That’s not an excuse either – I do actually have this type of image in mind when I’m taking the photo, rather than being too early when pressing the shutter!

Today’s image is of the same leopard I’ve already written about, these photos being early on in our encounter with the beautiful beast. Ideally I would have prefered a little more of the evening sun on the animal to emphasise it’s luxurious markings but you can’t have everything (where would you keep it if you could?). Uncropped, straight off the camera, you can guess we were, at this stage, pretty close to the animal, and by the smell of it, I think it’s last meal had some garlic in it!

I’ve finished the photos for the football club and I’m rather pleased with them, even if I do say so myself. Ideally I could have done with a roll feed printer, as fitting a line (sort of) of 24 kids on an A3 piece of paper is rather tricky and the photo actually takes up one third of the width of the paper. Still it’s pretty good and if we want to print it any bigger, we can.

Editing such large file, the native size image is nearly 550Mb, certainly put’s a lot of strain on the PC (I swear there was smoke coming out of my machine – or was that dust?), bit it does highlight, if I carry on with this endeavour, I’m going to need a bigger computer!


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