‘Leopard Spotted Horse with Dalmatians in a Landscape’ by Ripley - 2017
This large-scale piece is a personal work Ripley had in his mind for a number of years. Planning and primary photography was completed throughout 2015/16, and the final picture composed between January and April 2017.
Over 500 hours of finely detailed work, the image is a composition of 60 individual ultra high-resolution medium-format images; 23 x Dalmatians, 1 x Leopard Spotted Horse, 36 x sky and landscape.
The artwork is constructed using panoramas many pictures wide, and many layers deep, with shifts of focus throughout the image. This time-intensive process means that every element of the picture is rendered sharp and in-focus by eliminating 99% of the optical depth-of-field artefacts normally associated with traditional photography.
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