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The Elephant
Posted By: xs400, 11-10-2008, 11:05 AM

A small wood carving from Indonesia. Got this shot with available light, 4 sec, f/11, iso 400, Pentax-A 28mm.



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11-10-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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Frank, it looks the the elephant is floating in the air? not bad for the lighting you add to work with. JIMBO
11-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #3
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To quip Joe McNally from The Moment It Clicks ...

His professor was once asked if available light was the best light for photography, to which he responded "Yes." ... and then leaned forward and said "by which I mean Any @$!&@%$ light that's available!"

Nice shot.
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Frank, it looks the the elephant is floating in the air? not bad for the lighting you add to work with. JIMBO

Thanks Jimbo. Now that you mention it, it does look like it's floating. The elephant was on a piece of black velvet. I guess the black velvet background gives it that floating look.

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What wonderful craftsmanship Frank, you captured it well.
I wonder how they hollowed it out.
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Nice woodwork! Thanks for sharing. How big is that btw?
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Nice woodwork! Thanks for sharing. How big is that btw?

It's about 2 1/2 inches tall. And carved inside the elephant is another elephant. Personally, I find it amazing that someone can do the inner carving without damaging the work on the ouside. The carver is definately skilled at his work.


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I wonder how they hollowed it out.
I had the same thought when I first saw it.
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Very nice shot , Frank . You have a knack for making some of the best shots with minimal equipments ! I wonder how they hollowed it out too . Is it a whole piece or they just glue some parts together ?

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Very nice shot , Frank . You have a knack for making some of the best shots with minimal equipments ! I wonder how they hollowed it out too . Is it a whole piece or they just glue some parts together ?
Thanks for the compliment. BTW, I'm planning to upgrade to a K200D later this year, so I will be improving at least some of my equipment.

Regarding that elephant. It was carved from a single piece of wood, truly it must have been a difficult task to carve out the center.
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