This week has been quite exciting for me -- one of my best friends, Michael Nolan (world famous wildlife photographer) had a picture that has literally made it around the globe a few times and back.
Here's the pic:i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/0…
and one of the blogs:northwardho.blogspot.com/2009/…
It started a worldwide debate about whether the pic was real or photoshopped...
I received a letter from a reporter asking me to find out the truth from Mike - I didn't need to ask Mike -
I knew if his name was on it - it was the real deal.
It is said that the conservatives were trying to discredit Mike- because all of the nature lovers (of which I am one) were using the picture to help their "causes" whether it be, global warming, pollution, state of the world today...whatever.
People were coming forward saying the image was clearly photoshopped - and it was making me very upset to read it.
Mike works with National Geographic and is out of the country doing what he does best - taking awesome photos - but I still placed a call into him immediately and finally yesterday received this email which has already hit every news source I could think of:
Maybe you can help get the word out. This image is absolutely as I
took it, no manipulation other than slight cropping and sharpening.
Nothing added or taken away. This is exactly how the image appeared.
The feeling of this being a face was of course totally overwhelming
and immediate. Once I connected to the face I couldn't see the ice cap
in any other way. I leave the interpretation of the face and the tears
of the waterfall to the viewer.
Have a great day!
So please, if any of you have received one of those traveling emails with exceptionally "photoshopped images" - remember this one is the REAL DEAL. Not photoshopped!
Mike and I had a huge discussion over this just about two weeks ago - he is very big on showing the picture as it was - without adding things or taking things out. He is a purist with his craft and I totally respect him for that.
That's why I'm writing this journal - because I'm a person who does photoshop -- and literally, when I look at Mike's photos - they are so truly incredible, I'd be afraid to touch them!
If you are interested in seeing some awesome photography - then I urge you to visit his site at:wildlifeimages.net
Tell him Claudia sent you over.
Make sure to read his blog that is linked there - it's a great education!
Peace and All Things Good!
for the link re: the picture you can click herewww.barcroftmedia.com/ &n…
(this pic has been the source of discussion on thousands of blogs!)