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While technically, it is the black rhino which is the rhino identified in the classic African big five, I have much better shots of the white rhino, so…

In this rendering, two landscape shots were blended together using the multiply mode, a nice tree from a river crossing was added along with the rhino. These were blended via soft light mode and then another texture layer was placed on top, the opacity reduced and blended to enhance the rough texture of the rhino’s skin.

The landscapes and tree came from Tanzania, while the rhino was photographed in Amboseli NP in Kenya.

Panasonic Lumix FZ100

Featured in Retired and Happy 6/1/12

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africa, animals, grunge, big five, texture

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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