Trouble Spotting the Elephant in the Room by Randy Turnbow

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There’s an elephant in here somewhere
I can smell it’s musk, taste it’s dusty hay flavor in the air
I feel it’s heaviness holding, squashing, pressing, slowing me
But where it is exactly I can’t say, have trouble pinpointing the hulk
If only I could remove this distracting tail from my face
- Randy Turnbow

Photomanipulation composite with multiple layers, head, hat, elephant etc. blended in Photoshop Elements, added HDR effect, final coloring and lighting in PS Lightroom.

Canon 7D, 1/20 s, flash, f/6.3, ISO-100, 40mm prime

Stock Elephant

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsalmost 2 years ago

    So clever, love it!

  • Thank you much Kat, appreciated!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Thanks!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Robyn, great feature! Not sure it’s a hat head, could be a hat back!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 2 years ago

    This one just made me :))))

  • Ah, thanks Lucinda, so kind!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • JenniferLouise
    JenniferLouisealmost 2 years ago

    So unusual, great work.

  • I’ve been accused of unusual a few times, and appreciate it! Thanks Jennifer!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 2 years ago

    LOL!!! LOVE it! I didn’t know you had finished it! Spectacular! Looks as if a bit of warping was involved…don’t recall that elephant being in such a compromising position! wonderful, wonderful, wonderful…love your imagination!

  • I only moved the rear leg of the elephant back so it could align with the nose, other than that, it’s the same one you used. Thanks for the love, it was about time for something more tame anyway!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 2 years ago

    Just noticed what a really attractive nose this man has….excellent

  • Hoof-n-nose disease…

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 2 years ago

    Sorry…I don’t know when to stop sometimes….just had to tell you that the title is priceless1

  • Yeh, a bit of joining of the title and the narrative was required, I think it works…thanks for the kinds words x3!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesalmost 2 years ago

    You clever man, you! I love you imagination and humor, Randy! Excellently done!

  • Thanks so much Glitter, appreciate the kind words and the faves on this and the North Pole Joy Ride as well!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • trish725
    trish725almost 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the great feature!

    – Randy Turnbow

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