"Wisdom" - rajguptaphotography.com
Date: September 2016
Location: St. Louis Zoo
Camera Settings: Panasonic GX8, Lumix G Vario 100-300 mm f/4-5.6 lens at 240 mm (480 mm at 35 mm equivalent), f/5.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 1600
Elephants have such a majesty to them and getting close to an elephant isn't always easy. I used a long telephoto lens to really get the details of this elephant's face, ear and skin to create an intimate portrait of the animal.
I feel that the eye tells such an amazing story by itself and really draws the viewer in. Just because something is big and interesting doesn't mean you have to use a wide picture to tell the story. Sometimes just a small detail tells more information.
I converted the image to black and white with a slight sepia toning so people focus on the contrast and lines on the elephant's face and skin rather than any specific color while still giving it a warm, earthy feel.
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