Try something new

posted on 20th of december, 2008

I have many gorilla pictures, some online and more in the archive. I always like their very expressive faces as well as their expressive postures. Since the pictures were taken in a zoo, the backgrounds were not always attractive.

I captured a great look on a gorilla one day and really wanted to make it more interesting. So I started to play with it and finally came up with a gorilla on a dark walkway of an old building, ready to run. It took me a while but eventually the surreal scenery came together in the picture. This was an unusual animal submission for me and I'm so glad it got accepted. It was surely fun to experiment with an idea and really fun to place the gorilla where you usually don't see them.

One the same day, I took another picture and submitted as a traditional zoo picture.

Just wondering, which would you find more interesting?

Comments (5)

Posted by Cmoulton on March 03, 2010
These are great! Planning to do some "monkeying around" with my camera down at the National Zoo in D.C. as soon as it warms up a bit. I always love the primates! I find both of these photos very interesting, and the one where you placed the gorilla in a new location is super-cool. I bet the other one is probably more marketable here in the microstocks because it is more natural, and it seems like the buyers who shop at these places are not usually looking for anything "surreal", or "artsy". I also wonder if people might not think it is too dark in some areas of the image, but then, what do I know ? I still only have 4 photos up in my portfolio yet, lol! So I am basing my opinions on the feedback and rejections that I get from my own photos. Personally, I think they are both awesome though!
Posted by Jinlide on January 05, 2009
Thank you, Linqong!
Posted by Linqong on December 23, 2008
Very creative works!!!Great try!!!
Posted by Jinlide on December 22, 2008
Thank you, Irisangel!
Posted by Irisangel on December 20, 2008
Great job! Certainly makes for a more interesting image. Good luck with sales.

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