U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park
I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head on the neck of the taller giraffe. There was a third giraffe in there, but his head didn’t help my composition so I got rid of him. The background of trees was distracting as well so they, too, had to be removed.
But what could replace these elements? I looked in my “sky” file and found a shot of brownish clouds that worked. It took me many, many tries until I got the color I wanted.
I learned this technique from Jim Zuckerman who gives instructions on this very topic in his latest e-magazine. You can find it on his website: www.jimzuckerman.com