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Shapes in the Rocks?
Posted By: SCGushue, 04-01-2007, 02:55 PM

I was reviewing some images that I shot last fall. I stumbled across an image that intrigued me. I decided to do a sepia version of the image and have some fun.

The image is unaltered with the exception of dodging and burning...and the converstion of course.

It was what I imagined (no I'm not taking drugs ) I saw in the rocks that led to the final interpretation of the image. Does anyone else "see" shapes or forms in the rocks?

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WOW WOW WOW.!!! I really like this one Great shot and PP work.
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Nice picture, I might be able to add some tonight.
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Beautiful Image!

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Nice work. Looks like it's a shot from Mars.
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QuoteOriginally posted by scg Quote
I was reviewing some images that I shot last fall. I stumbled across an image that intrigued me. I decided to do a sepia version of the image and have some fun.

The image is unaltered with the exception of dodging and burning...and the converstion of course.

It was what I imagined (no I'm not taking drugs ) I saw in the rocks that led to the final interpretation of the image. Does anyone else "see" shapes or forms in the rocks?

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I have a pretty vivid imagination. So, I can see some shapes in those rocks also.

But, suggestion is a very powerful thing.
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I see a fantastic treatment of a neat scene.

And some rocks.
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I can see a head, looking left, at the rear! And one on the right, looking right!!!
Please help me...

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Hey,

Thanks for the comments and feedback. Been away and I just finished watching the Rangers beat the Toronto ML's 7-2.

Well, this image was a color image that caught my eye when reviewing my collection of travels through the desert southwest in the fall.

The treatment came about because I imagined that the foreground rocks looked like a fractured skull on the right and perhaps the helmeted forehead of
ape-like creatures on the left, perhaps even two of them (like something out of Planet of the Apes). Well, even though my imagination got the best of me in the creation of this image, there were challenges ahead on the actual hike through the rough terrain. Hence the title.

The image was shot in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

I wondered if it was "overdone", but the hour it took to create was a lot of funand it created just about the level of drama that I was looking for.

And to ARPE....Hey, I didn't even see those two until you pointed it out to me. You get a gold star for paying attention. Someday, I may point out the huge bunny rabbit that someone (it really is there) pointed out.

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Ha! I see "Jabba the Hutt" in there and Heavens knows what else if I look at if for a while. Of course, I was alway big at finding shapes in the clouds as well.

All of that aside. Great photo and outstanding processing.
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First of all, WOW! Amazing everything- from the capture to the PP! And yes, I too, see some skull-looking things That's actually what I first saw, before I could take in the whole image.
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As Charlie Brown would have said - "I was going to say I saw a horsey and a ducky, but I don't think I'll bother"
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I just seen the buny, on the left, facing the front! i think you'd need more than a .22 to bring that one down!
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Wow! Spectacular!

Punchy photo with amazing contrast, almost like a slide film success.
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That is a stunning picture . I see the rabbit - bring out the Holy Handgranade ! Great eye and processing - congrats !
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