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Dreaming Big

By mpnuttall  
I haven't uploaded to this site for an eternity so thought I'd add something to the old PF!

This is an image I created earlier this year. It's a concept I've been wanting to try out for ages, and is heavily inspired by the Where the Wild Things Are movie.

The model is the ever-awesome Rosie Hardy (generally found on teh other side of the camera making mind blowingly creative images).

I've created very few images that I can look at and feel satisfied with the final product in my 10 years or so of shooting. This is one of them, and I'm really proud of it.

Hope you guys like it too and thanks for stopping by Smile


Here's what the ephotozine team had to say about why they voted this as a Photo of the Week:

This is a wonderful fairytale image that takes you right back to your childhood years. The sunlight streaming through the trees make the image look like a daydream.

The decision to crop the giant bear's head works really well to create a sense of foreboding scale. The rule of thirds has been used well to lead the eye from the girl up to the bear on the left-hand side of the picture. The direction of her eyes allow you to explore the right-hand side of the image and the depth of field has been chosen really well to represent the trees, but not distract from the subject.

A really imaginative, original and inspired image.

Tags: Nightmare Dream Bear Woods Digitally manipulated Teddy Pyjamas

Voters: georgiepoolie, Eastlands, PhilT2 and 75 more

Photo Of The Week awards are given to the best photos of the week. Editors' choice awards are given by the team to outstanding images. Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



ArtyArt 11 344 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2014 8:19PM
Gets my vote, love the concept, execution and processing.
davidburleson 16 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2014 9:30AM
I think you got it spot on. Brilliant concept.
mwoods 18 22 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2014 5:33PM
Love it!! I'd love to know your working process too!
keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
4 Dec 2014 8:33PM
cracking job. 18 votes from 53 views is a crime.
User_Removed 10 920 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2014 10:02AM
Fab imaginative creation, love it! GrinGrin
mpnuttall 16 91 6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2014 3:41PM
Thanks all! Grin

And an Editors Choice award to boot! Woohoo!
mpnuttall 16 91 6 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 11:32AM
Wow, Photo of the Week award!! Can't believe it, I'm well pleased!
Shaji84 8 4 India
9 Dec 2014 3:01AM
Top class!
richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
12 Dec 2014 9:44AM
Absolutely Spot on!
rac123 13 1 Wales
1 May 2015 10:53AM
Brilliant! Love it!
skram 7 5 8 Italy
30 Sep 2015 12:41AM
Great creative edit!!!!

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