"Pipe Dream Series - Hippo Hitchers"
Within the Pipe Dreams series there are unexpected juxtapositions not uncommon to surrealism; examples of tension (“Eagle Flight” and “Widow-maker”) and humor (“Hippo Hitchers”, “Kong Goes Wild” and “Overload”). The only image in the series that is not a composite is a hero shot of the surreal and majestic “Mr. Universe.” The images in this series provide a glimpse into an alternative reality conceived completely within the realm of imagination that would itself be a pipe dream if not for the photographer’s vision and determination to bring life to the dream. All photos were taken on field trips to the Texas Pipe Menagerie Park in Houston, Texas. Each photo was processed using an HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique and subsequently converted to monochrome. Most of the final images are composites of two photos that were combined to create maximum tension and/or interest. The images were printed on metal in homage to the art works inspiring the Pipe Dreams series.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/4 @ 15 mm, ISO 200
© Barry Armer Photography