First Treatise of Future Dinosaur Civilization

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    No matter what your political or religious persuasions, I think there is a common belief in every human being on the earth that unites us all (besides America being awesome): that scientists and mystics should devote all of their attention to ensuring that dinosaurs once again roam the earth. While some have expressed doubts about whether this is possible, I have it on good authority that it is possible, and would be super awesome. Think about it: riding a pterodactyl through the drive-through of the nearest McDonald’s to get an Allosaurus burger, then heading over to nearest colosseum to watch two Triceratops battle it out. Maybe as a pre-show, Newman and that cute little spitter dinosaur could put on a show. Now tell me this wouldn’t be the most awesome thing ever. C’mon science, make it happen.

    The awe and majesty of the dinosaur is what I envisioned when taking and processing this shot. I went with a slight angle to give the appearance of an impending attack (probably unlikely from this Brachiosaurus) and I shot this bracketed with the intent of doing HDR to eliminate the distracting moving leaves. However, once I got home, I thought the chaos that the blurred greenery adds to the shot makes it seem more dinosaur-like. Since Dino-Gertie itself is stuck in Yeti-B mode, I thought the blurred and slightly overexposed shot would give the impression of movement. I also liked the eye-grabbing light here. Overall, I really like the shot, but is there such a thing as a bad dinosaur photo?!

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    1. Nanette J 39 months ago | reply

      Did Ross Geller post this? :-)

      I find this an interesting shot more than anything. I like the contrast.

    2. Christian Lambert Photography 39 months ago | reply

      Wow! The palms are very interesting!

    3. SpreadTheMagic 39 months ago | reply

      For a second there I thought this was Universe of Energy and you had captured some amazing dark ride shot. Still a pretty interesting shot and I love the motion of the palms.

    4. WJMcIntosh 39 months ago | reply

      Love the colors and the angle. Great shot, Tom!

    5. Victoria*G 39 months ago | reply

      The perspective here is great, and the colours so vibrant! Love the link to JP!

    6. dgwphotography 39 months ago | reply

      Great perspective and colors...

      Nothing would beat sliding town the dinosaur's tail at the end of the work day! ;-)

    7. Scott9432 39 months ago | reply

      Brilliant work here Tom! I love the colours and the motion in the trees!
      Only I don't quite fancy an Allosaurus meat burger ;-)
      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    8. jdhilger 39 months ago | reply

      All the choices here: motion, exposure, etc. were right on.

    9. Burnsland (Steve Burns) 39 months ago | reply

      I do like the motion of the leaves here.

    10. Ring of Fire Hot Sauce 1 39 months ago | reply

      I like it too. It seems like she just came walking up and the trees rumbled beneath her.

    11. imagine3b 39 months ago | reply

      I love the greens contrasting with the darker sky.

    12. DugJax 39 months ago | reply

      What you achieved here composition wise it beyond exceptional! Really nicely done.

    13. Kiki FL 39 months ago | reply

      Ooohhh...I like everything about this! What a unique take on ole Gertie.

      Not sure about dinos roaming the earth again, though...remember the law of unintended consequences...

    14. Cory Disbrow 39 months ago | reply

      Instant classic. So well done.

    15. Vanessa Guzan 39 months ago | reply

      Great motion in the trees. I wouldn't mind taking a terradactyl to Disney World instead of driving on I-4.

    16. Larry White (Trying_to_Shine) 39 months ago | reply

      Killer shot! I love the motion like the others. Great composition.

    17. Katie Marino 39 months ago | reply

      Love the leaves- definitely makes it look like Gertie is emerging from the forest.

    18. Scott Smith (SRisonS) 38 months ago | reply

      Damn fine shot!!! ;)

      And I totally agree that dinosaurs should roam the Earth again someday. It's good to dream. ;)

    19. Jules Rules58 38 months ago | reply

      I love this take on Gertie. Well framed and great color.

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