Double Trouble by aikiuser

Double Trouble

Here on the Central Coast of California, we have zebras, believe it or not! Descendants of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst's private zoo, these incredible creatures now roam freely in the hills overlooking the ocean. They're not always easy to spot and so I was lucky that they were reasonably close this day. After processing for the traditional photo, I decided I was rather bored with the image as the animals were blending in too much with the texture of the dry grass background. So I opted to try a more illustrative approach instead which may or may not be any better. Oh, well, at least it was fun playing...

BOB if you're interested.

Happy weekend, everyone!

Peace
I love the editing, what a great shot. How lovely to have zebras roaming free.
November 21st, 2020  
I like your editing.
November 21st, 2020  
I agree with Babs and Kate... lovely shot & edit.
November 21st, 2020  
Well done! Looks like fine art!
November 21st, 2020  
Beautiful! I love what you've done!
November 21st, 2020  
I love it! It has a 3D effect.
November 21st, 2020  
Really imaginative editing, great
November 21st, 2020  
Never knew that piece of history. That's kinda cool. I remember visiting Maui once and we saw deer on the side of the road. We were thrown off, and inquired in a local establishment, how in the world did deer end up on an island hundreds of miles out in the Pacific ocean. Same thing as your zebra, some millionaire's wife wanted deer for their property, and decades later, they've multiplied. Crazy.

Great capture and processing.
November 21st, 2020  
I had no idea they roamed happily in California! Great shot
November 21st, 2020  
Beautiful capture and artistic processing, love the story about the zebras
November 21st, 2020  
What have I told you about painting the donkeys? Tut tut.
November 21st, 2020  
Lovely editing!
November 21st, 2020  
This is so stunning, wonderful shot and processing. I am fortunate to have them roaming more or less free too ;-)
November 21st, 2020  
This is very interesting! Who'd have thought? Nice juxtaposition of textures.
November 21st, 2020  
Fabulous capture and processing making it art work! Lovely!
November 21st, 2020  
wow
November 21st, 2020  
Cute capture and Great processing. Piece of artwork>
November 21st, 2020  
very interesting edit!
November 21st, 2020  
Fabulous image. Love how you’ve processed it. Zebras in California! Who knew?
November 21st, 2020  
Superb image
November 21st, 2020  
So envious of these beautiful subjects - one of my ambitions is a shot of these with infrared - I can dream!!
November 21st, 2020  
OMG That must be so wonderful to see them roaming around! Love your choice of composition! Fav!
November 21st, 2020  
Intriguing. Very arty edit to an already beautiful image.
November 22nd, 2020  
I always like a good play. I really like the processing.
November 22nd, 2020  
Delightful
November 22nd, 2020  
The new background makes this look like a beautiful textile.
November 22nd, 2020  
It never gets old seeing them - always a treat! This is awesome Miss J - love how you processed this beautiful shot. Wow xo
November 22nd, 2020  
Lovely play
November 22nd, 2020  
The edit works so well, very cool effect.
For your get pushed challenge how about playing with split toning?
November 22nd, 2020  
@salza Now there's something I will definitely have a challenge with. Putting my thinking cap on now... :-D
November 25th, 2020  
@aikiuser I can give you a different challenge if you prefer
November 25th, 2020  
@salza Not at all, it’s something I’d like to explore a bit so this is perfect!
November 25th, 2020  
Interesting..If you watch carefully, maybe you find elephant?
November 27th, 2020  
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