Bamboo Scrawls

Was really tempted to put our initials on here... couldn't find much room though :o(


Taken at a day trip to the Perth Zoo - it's two separate photos, just kinda merged in a diptych



  • moomu_242 7y

    Very interesting :)
  • Brett 7y

    Nicely done! was looking at these at the zoo with my kids yesterday. Right outside the Nocturnal house :)
  • Seng Mah 7y

    You can't even tell it's been merged - so masterful is your PP skill!
  • .nique. 7y

    ahh! your back! nice photo! :)
  • Scott G Trenorden Photography 7y

    Yay for more photos from tUP!

    This shot, wow how very damn cool.
    Your photos always look to me like I've stepped onto the set of a movie; breath-taking.

    Very tribal looking.
  • Varun Thirayan 7y

    Very cool!
  • Mark 7y

    Love it Shem, where have you been for so long?
  • urbanphotographer 7y

    Thanks all - it's good to be 'back' so to speak

    Have to admit I haven't really picked up the old 30D in a while - I guess with the new job, swimming training, looking after my beloved wife etc it all becomes too much.. hahahaha...

    2008 is about priorities - and being creative! So I endeavour to post pics, make plenty of comments and generally be a FlickR whore once again

    And I'll say thanks to each one of you personally, because you're all so fab !

    @Mu - thanks for the kind words.. .now if only I can draw like you (no, make that 1/8 as good as you)
    @Brett - cheers!, and yes you nailed it re: location. I guess ppl go to the zoo all the time, and try and shoot animals from about 10 metres back @ 18mm - it's good to try and seek out the (sometimes) different things we see
    @Seng - thanks buddy - the weird thing is I really wanted this to work as a diptych, then realised it kinda looked merged without really trying. When you're on a good thing.... :o)
    @Mon - Yep, back for sure. You'll see some different stuff from me this year - new focus
    @Scotty - Thank-you champ! I'm really humbled by your comments - hope to catch up with you soon and crack open a few nice cold Asahi's
    @Apdz07- thank-you! Never met you before, but the fact that you even stumbled upon this pic and took time out to comment is very nice of you. I really appreciate it ! :o)
    @Marky - I admit I haven't posted much in a while - see the top of my comment for a rather poor explanation. Hope to catch up with you and Mon soon - Mac nerds unite! :o)
  • louise mann 7y

    good work. very tribal indeed...
  • {meghan} 7y

    This is a fantastic shot - It jumped of the pool at me! I always think taking this shot of these when I walk past but never do! Your processing is really great, I have been attempting to get this kind of clarity and cool contrast with the light and shadows. Any tips?
  • urbanphotographer 7y

    Thanks Louise! :o)

    @Meg - a lot of my workflow lately has been done with Adobe Camera RAW. Just bump up the highlights and shadows a fair bit (also can be done with curves) then experiment with colour balance (on an adjustment layer). Increase the Cyan and Green for the desired effect.
  • subhi karim 7y

    interesting subject and nice touch!! :)
  • Marvelous Freak 7y

    I can almost hear the music... the diptych is so subtle, both images have a flowing rhythm between them. Greatly done!
  • Evan P. Rogers 7y

    @snenigma. look towards the middle of the photos towards the deep black. you can see the seam.
  • lana42 6y

    i <3 this pic. definitely very inspirational.
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Taken on December 30, 2007
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