Bull Elk by Michael Cummings

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Taken in Quebec, Canada

This is a compilation photograph I created in Photoshop. The Bull Elk was removed from a photograph using Topaz Remask 3 and placed on a cloud background which I had created before. To give the illusion of greater depth I applied a Gaussian Blur to the cloud background to put it out of focus. Once I had the two photos together I flattened all the layers and applied Niksoft Colour FX (graduated Fog filter) to add an air of mystery.

It’s nice to try new things in photoshop.

All Rights Reserved Worldwide. All photographs are owned and copyright by Michael Cummings. Do not use, edit or in anyway alter without written permission. Please contact me if you have an interest in using any image in my collection.

Nikon D300
ISO 1000
EV 0.00
Spot Metering
No Flash
300 MM
Hand Held


  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadover 3 years ago

    A very cool compilation Mike and one of the better ones I have seen with a nature image. Nice depth and mood…..

  • Thanks very much Gary, BTW, where have you been. I haven’t seen you in the field in months

    – Michael Cummings

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 3 years ago

    Yes, Nice to try new things in Photoshop… if they turn out like This!  Most times for me, not so much.   ;-)   Thanks for the great image and inspiration Mike!

  • Thank you very much Sylvia. I think I got lucky on this one, the elements came together well

    – Michael Cummings

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 3 years ago

    Wow! When I read what you’ve done, it blows my mind!!! (Got to get photoshop after I get my new camera.)

  • Thank you Nancy. Photoshop is a great program definitely worth getting.

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wonderful, Mike! You lost me at “the Bull Elk was removed…” I really need some PS lessons!

  • Thank you Aunt Dot. Take a look online on how to mask an object and remove the background. I use Topaz Remask 3 to do this but I belive there is a way to do it in photoshop as well.

    – Michael Cummings

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Nie composite image Mike; nice and compelling

  • Thank you Dan :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Eileen Brymer
    Eileen Brymerover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous rack! Great work!

  • Thank you very much Eileen

    – Michael Cummings

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestion, Michael!

  • You’re welcome :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Thank you very much Akkra

    – Michael Cummings

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 3 years ago

    Nice work Michael!!

  • Thank you Sheryl :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/08/02!

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