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James and the Giant Peach | by RichardBeech
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James and the Giant Peach

"And now came the big moment. Quickly, the five hundred and second seagull was caught and harnessed to the peach stem...

And then suddenly...

But slowly...


Like some fabulous golden balloon...

With all the seagulls straining at the strings above...

The giant peach rose up"


Roald Dahl


Continuing on a theme of Roald Dahl books from my childhood, I thought it would be fun to play with forced perspectives to make the peach look giant in comparison to the landscape.


The peach isn't photoshopped in but was rather held in front of the camera on a string which I cloned out afterwards. I used as narrow aperture as I could to get as much of the landscape in focus, together with the peach, as possible. The birds and figures on the peach were added to make it a bit more fun!


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Taken in December 2012