“Zottel is Back”- Alps, Switzerland – John Wilhelm – Featured Photographer
As with many great photographs, John has not only created an emotion with his photo, but also leads the viewer into an imaginary story written in their own mind.
I hope this photo makes you smile. I certainly did when I opened it. At first, I thought “what a silly goat chewing on a flower”. Then I realized this was only the beginning of the destruction. I assume by now that entire field of daisies has been reduced to goat made fertilizer. Please follow John below on how he painstakingly created Zottel.
Take it away John :
Hi there everyone.
Wonderful to be here on PhotoBotos with one of my shots. Wow!
The selected photo was very difficult to take. We had to keep track of this very rare and shy animal for months. We chased it with helicopters, dogs and a team of 15 experienced Swiss goat-hunters till we caught it on this wonderful plane of flowers in the middle of the Swiss Alps.
No seriously… this goat lives just a hop outside my house. I like simple photographs, untouched and straight out of the camera, but I LOVE to combine all available techniques (camera equipment and software) to develop shots from me into something special which reflects my imagination of how the the ideal picture should look.
Now the facts to the Goat Pic:
- 3 shots in a focus-stack (manually combined in PS)
- flowerplane and flower in mouth were generated with Terragen
- everything edited and composed in Photoshop CS 5
- duration to create this: approx. 10h
If you like this goat you may like other photos by me too:
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