The Trinity Elephant (The Pannier Market - Barnstaple) by Simon Groves

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In The Most Unusual Places. (Barnstaple)

Digital Art… Photoshop 7

HDR ~ the HDR is hand-done. This entailed using around 6 layers of different tones for the background and adjusting each in tone and colour to match with te layers either side of itself. Each layer was then stitched together using an eraser tool. The items included in the composition also had up to 6 layers…which were processed in the same way.

Shoppers and elephants alike, enjoying the festivities at this years “Equal Rights For African Animals Abroad” meeting, last Tuesday (30 Nov 2010) at Barnstaple Pannier Market. (Allegedly:)

And after completing this piece, a friend has told me about a disovery in Barnstaple (A long while back) that makes it quite unusual that I should have created such an image…of an elephant… heralded by three white doves….

“Trinity Elephant Day”

Category: Community & Heritage

Did you know that remains of an extinct straight-tusked elephant were found in Barnstaple in 1844? Trinity Street Residents are proud to announce the second Barnstaple Elephant Day, with a fun-packed programme of elephant-related activities for all the family. You can also expect a visit from Mr Darwin.

Expert Andy Currant from the Natural History Museum in London will also be there, bringing the original bones back to Barnstaple for the first time in 150 years."

This makes this a magical piece for me….

The Construction work:

Thank you to EmberStock at DeviantArt for your kind donation of the Elephant image.

Thank you to Rewston Stock at DeviantArt for this Dove image:

And to Tasastock, also at DeviantArt for this set of doves.

My work is eclectic, pychological and profound and hopefully, attractive and beautiful for hanging on your wall… or sticking on your iPhone as a case… enjoy!

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Comments

  • supernan
    supernanalmost 4 years ago

    Oh how funny, I cant get my head around how to do anything like this lol x

  • Thank you supernan! Well its actually very methodical..a slow careful technique..it’s “learnable” for definite.

    – Simon Groves

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great

  • I was just discussing your way if commenting (i like)….to get a “great” from you is an honour Sylvia…thank you very much… Simon

    – Simon Groves

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 4 years ago

    Good shot but please would you supply some more info on the HDR process you used. For example – how many exposures, software used, tonemapping, etc. Then please re-submit so that we can add the image to HDR Photography (3 Photos per 24hr-day) MUST INCLUDE HDR DETAILS. Thank you and you can delete this comment if you wish.

  • HDR ~ the HDR is hand-done. This entailed using around 6 layers of different tones for the background and adjusting each in tone and colour to match with te layers either side of itself. Each layer was then stitched together using an eraser tool. The items included in the composition also had up to 6 layers which were treated in the same way.

    – Simon Groves

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

  • Aww Hugh! :-)) Thank you!!!

    – Simon Groves

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    Amazingly funny – well done !!!

  • :-D Thank you Mattie!!! These are great fun to do!

    – Simon Groves

  • Lena Weiss
    Lena Weissalmost 4 years ago

    LOL When I´ll go shopping tomorrow I would like to be an elephant, then I would be not crushed in the throng at least… Very creative Simon! LG, L))

  • Lol Thank you Lena…..Yes it would be very good in the crowds! :-))

    – Simon Groves

  • harleysmom
    harleysmomalmost 4 years ago

    this is fabulous simon! wow!!!

  • Thank you Wendy, these are a lot of fun to do!!!
    It’s hard work but also a “rest”…:)

    – Simon Groves

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...almost 4 years ago

    What a clever thing you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!

  • Laureen thank you!!!!, I am loving the possibilities :)

    – Simon Groves

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations your very creative work has just been featured in:

  • This is a great honour, thank you very much Randy! :)

    – Simon Groves

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work Simon!

  • Istvan, thank you very much for your kind comment! :)

    – Simon Groves

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