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Registered: December 2009
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I was photographing the wolves on the bridge at the Forks when the hot air balloon came into view. I thought initially I was going to delete the image but after a review by a biased viewer I thought I would just save it. In CS3 I used the shadow/highlight function (50,10,20) and Virtual Photographer (transparency effect). I just liked the sense of the wolf blowing the hot air balloon on its way... whimsical is the word that comes to mind.

Charlie Johnston is a local artist with a large number of murals spread around the city of Winnipeg.

Charlie Johnston (C5 Artworks). "Public art is a visual dialogue between an artist and a
community. A howling wolf speaks to the pack and the Creator. The use of text alludes to a juxtaposition of values between the contemporary urban culture and the 'culture of the wilderness'."

Here is a local site that shows the murals and outdoor art work in Winnipeg. Nine years and 21,000 pictures and its hobby and labor of love for the murals of the beautiful city of Winnipeg by the author of this site.

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f7.1 1/200 55mm

Taken September 4, 2008
· Date: Tue February 2, 2010 · Views: 548 ·
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Camera Make / Model: Nikon D70s
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Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
Tue February 2, 2010 8:14am

I had the idea the wolf was howling at it...well spotted,good P.O.V., pity the end of its ear is missing. I wonder what it would look like if you cloned out the trees as i find them a little distracting but on the other hand they do give it scale....
best wishes

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Tue February 2, 2010 11:27pm

Jan, Hi:

Very interesting and very well seen. Interesting artist and you have presented this well.

Very Nicely Done and Artistically Presented


Registered: February 2009
Tue February 2, 2010 11:59pm

Nice job and perfect timing. Very good.

Registered: September 2009
Wed February 3, 2010 12:59am

I like your close crop and the 'whimsical'- almost comical appearance of the wolf howling at the balloon. The blurriness of the balloon gives a nice sense of movement, and the texture of the wolf really comes out in the enlargement. Well done Jan!

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Wed February 3, 2010 1:02am

I do like the textures on the wolf and the way the light is stroking it. Not sure about the blurry baloon though.

Registered: October 2009
Wed February 3, 2010 5:03pm

Whimsical indeed! It looks as much like he is sucking it in as blowing it away!

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Thu February 11, 2010 8:44am

I am glad this one wasn't cut Jan, an accident maybe but well captured,

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Fri February 26, 2010 2:59pm

First impression is what the heck is that??
I see the howling wolf now, and the hot air balloon surely adds good interest Smile

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