A Thai Elephant’s Backside

Elephant, Thailand

Just after washing the elephants in a nearby river, I snapped this one wandering away from us back to the fields. I was very wet at the time and the afternoon heat was slowly drying me off. Our experience at the Elephant Nature Park was full of magical moments like this.

I recently spent some time going through my back catalogue of photos to clear some hard drive space. I took far too many photos of elephants during our day here! I guess you don’t have much choice if you want to capture the moment with unpredictable animals.

That reminds me of a quick Lightroom tip that may be helpful – if you press the ‘x’ key on a photo Lightroom will mark it as Rejected. You can go through a bunch of photos marking the ones you don’t want. Then select “Delete Rejected Photos” from the Photo menu options, and voila! All the bad eggs will be gone. It’s a nice way to make your workflow that little bit more efficient.


7 thoughts on “A Thai Elephant’s Backside

  1. Stacy P. Fischer

    Hi, Ben! It’s been quite a while since I’ve visited (my loss!) – real life has gotten in the way lately! Anyway, now trying to make up for lost time and catch up with my blogging buddies. Love this shot and the story that goes with it. And thanks for the Lightroom tip – good one to pass along. Hope all is well!

    1. Ben Post author

      Hi Stacy! I know how that can happen, real life can be such a pain sometimes! Not much we can do about that though. Glad to see you back 🙂

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks! I spent a while experimenting with the tone on this one, the shot just didn’t work in colour for some reason. I felt the sepia tone had a much better feel than black and white in this case. I’m glad you agree! 🙂


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