Re-edited lion portrait


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 10/02/2021 - 07:53
Taken in 2016 at Bristol Zoo. This is not a cropped image, taken with K3ii and probably the Sigma 70-200mm. Re-edited using LR CC

Stunning animal.


Editing Old Images by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

and a mono version:


Editing Old Images by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
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RobL

Link Posted 10/02/2021 - 08:26
I far prefer the colour version Gareth, he looks like he is getting on in years which the colour captures more. The poor animal looks very sad, gazing dejectedly at you, your photo captures a life spent in captivity for our amusement.

It is good to spend time in your archives revisiting older photos, occasionally you come across a gem which was unappreciated at the time.
Last Edited by RobL on 10/02/2021 - 08:29

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johnriley

Link Posted 10/02/2021 - 11:26
A really good animal portrait, and the eyes do seem to hold a sense of sadness within them.
Best regards, John

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 10/02/2021 - 12:30
A fine portrait of a fine animal. Definitely the colour version for me, the grey among the gold conveys a sense of age and dignity.

It's hard not to put human emotions into the mind of the lion, which is perhaps why the picture works so well. We might see it in a different way, though, if we knew the lion were really thinking "He'd make a good meal if only I could get to him"....

Steve

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 10/02/2021 - 23:28
The colour one captures such a range of responses to it, all questioning who, what, why this individual is as it is. I deliberately didn't use the word 'lion' because you have caught something of its personal essence here.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 10/02/2021 - 23:55
Thank you all

I agree, when I look at this image I see an animal saddened and dejected looking. Still majestic and grand but contained and controlled.

It certainly moves me
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Nigelk

Link Posted 11/02/2021 - 08:36
As others have said, a lovely portrait of a beautiful animal with indeed a touch of melancholy

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 12/02/2021 - 09:16
Thanks Nigel
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Sry

Link Posted 17/02/2021 - 22:09
Both versions are great portraits. Nice work Gareth.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 17/02/2021 - 23:15
Thanks Serge
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