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Elf 'n' safety

By Dodge
I saw some footprints in the dust on top of the piano and decided to try and snap the small creature involved. Having recently watched Gordon Buchanen on Planet Earth, I adopted a Scottish accent and cheery demeanor, permed my hair, painted my 18-200mm Nikkor green and brown, and set up a hide nearby in the shape of a piece of inexpertly constructed piece of Ikea furniture with a weird Swedish name. After 17 hours without access to a toilet I was fading fast, when this little elf scuttled onto the keys and settled down to read.
3 exposures: piano, piano with key partly depressed, daughter in same lighting conditions as the first 2 pics. Daughter then cut out carefully at 400% mag using point to point lasso tool or whatever it's called, then cut and pasted on, resized and shadow added using dodge/burn (can never remember which is which). At least I tried.

Tags: Digital art Humour and fun

Voters: leo_nid, prin, AJG and 38 more

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13 Mar 2018 6:48PM
neat and beautiful job and good imagination

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13 Mar 2018 7:07PM
Excellent !!!!!
Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2018 7:34PM
Terrific shot !!....great idea & beautifully crafted !!.....the sense of conflicting scale works so well, & I particularly like
the way the piano key under the girl is lower than the rest !!!!....clever touch !!....impressive & fun piece of work !!.GrinGrin
Dodge 13 1
13 Mar 2018 7:42PM
I think you are all too kind but thanks anyway!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Mar 2018 9:21PM
And what an excellent job you did. Love it.
BlueRoom Plus
11 73 20 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2018 9:50PM
Nice work. Nice write up. Good fun all round.

RLF Plus
7 18 4 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2018 11:05PM
It reminds me of that old joke about a 12 inch pianoist.
bluesandtwos 8 314 1 England
14 Mar 2018 8:03AM
Beautifully conceived and produced, and with my sense of humour! Smile Nice one.

tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018 8:58AM
Cleverly done.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018 7:20PM
Very good Grin
Like this made me smile and the title gave me a chuckle SmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018 8:02PM
Great fun, a fairytale narrative, and a well executed manipulation.

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