Elephant blocking a Hindustan Ambassador is not what it seems like

Scale model collection is one of the most popular hobby among automobile enthusiasts. There are a range of scale model available in the market. From life size models to 1:64 die cast model, there is no dearth of option. Now why we are telling you this is because of the picture you see below, which shows a typical jungle scene. We see a elephant crossing a road, going towards the forest area.

Behind it is a HM Ambassador, which is waiting for the mighty animal to cross before passing. However, the whole scene is actually done on a miniature scale, with a scale model Ambassador. Take a good look of the scene before we go into the details.

മോന്റെ കളിപ്പാട്ടവും പഴയൊരു ചവിട്ടിയും കൊണ്ട് ഞാൻ ഉണ്ടാക്കിയത😊Location കമൻറിലുണ്ട്😃#Miniature_Photography

Snaps04 Sujithphotography ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಬುಧವಾರ, ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 26, 2018

The credit for this miniature photography goes to Snaps04 Sujithphotography. Now if you look at the second picture down below, you’ll probably see how this is a magnificent piece of miniature photography. Apart from the amby and the elephant, there are many other elements present in the frame which make the photo look seemingly real. The road markings, mud splattered on the sides, miniature trees and the mountainous cliff on the left side, all give it a realistic look. Now let’s know what all went into making of this frame.

Snaps04 Sujithphotography ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಬುಧವಾರ, ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 26, 2018

The Ambassador you see here is a scale model. Such Ambassador scale models were quite popular at one time and some companies like Centy toys still manufacture them. The elephant is a common toy which is readily available in the market. The cliff on the left is actually the wall of a well, besides which the setup has been placed. Same for the road, which is actually a doormat.

The mud and stones are of course real, arranged in a way to make the scene more true to reality. Ditto for the trees, which add further character to the scene. The second picture also shows the shadow of the photographer, which is a clear giveaway that all of this is a miniature setup.

However, what is remarkable is the brilliant photography along with the extremely well put setup and placement. Miniature photography is among the most creative areas of photography and it requires patience as well as expertise to get the desired shot. Experienced and talented miniature photography experts are paid surprisingly well and are quite in demand. There are a lot of other areas and fields where miniature photography has many applications. Also, a good sense of aesthetics and scale along with wide perspective is also required to master this art.

While there are many other examples we have seen of such photography in past, this typical Indian jungle scene got us all thinking it is real. Until of course we researched too find we all got duped. So worry not if you got played by the picture initially, we did get played too.

Meanwhile, if you want to buy a similar Hindustan Ambassador scale model, check out FLIPKART. There are a range of such affordably priced Indian car scale models on sale.