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Challenge: Palindromes (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Mar 4, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2012



[Mar. 11th, 2012 11:38:25 PM]

Yup. This is Moriarty.

Anyone who thinks that it's easy to photograph a cat should borrow Moriarty for a day. He's not quite a year old and does not know how to stay still, stay where's he's put, or stay off of things he's supposed to stay off of. (yes, I know I ended a sentence with a preposition, but you'll just have to ignore it this time!)

One of my all-time favorite shots was this one: Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_978589.jpg. A totally unplanned shot. I was just trying to shoot the apple, nothing else!! I got this shot off, and then my second favorite shot happened:

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again, by accident.

It was that second shot that I was trying to reproduce.

That didn't happen. I couldn't get moriarty to walk behind the pear!! I called for my wonderful husband who brought the laser pointer, and even though mo followed the pointer, I still couldn't get the shot. Then Jeff started playing around the pear with the pointer. Excellent idea!! I had set up very directional lighting, so that he would mostly blend in, and this face kept appearing out of the shadows.

I took 52 shots, but only had two possibilities. I spent all my time on the entry, but it would have been fun to follow this one through to the end to see what it looked like with the whole left side brought down quite a bit.

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But it probably would have only been interesting if the whole left side was completely obscured.

Thanks for the comments and the nice votes! I'm glad that people noticed the eyes -- that's what's so interesting about moriarty -- he really does have orange eyes! They're quite bizarre. :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.8661
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.6531
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Views since voting: 3801
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 127
Comments: 28
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03/15/2012 01:18:42 AM
OK Wendy - this has to stop ... seagulls, chipmunks and who knows what else? Back off woman and leave some beasties for the rest of us (big grin) Congratulations!
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03/12/2012 11:03:48 PM
Such a great shot! Congratulations.
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03/12/2012 10:23:21 PM
The lighting is just puuurfect:) Really! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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03/12/2012 07:55:41 PM
Congratulations, Wendy. Beautiful,l beautiful shot. I love the colour harmony - that kitty has fabulous eyes!
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03/12/2012 03:16:26 PM
well done Wendy, the exposure of the cat is just perfect. Congrats on the ribbon, well deserved!
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03/12/2012 02:46:19 PM
Congrats on the ribbon for this well done image Wendy!
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03/12/2012 01:51:13 PM
Glad to see this image do well,Congrats.
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03/12/2012 11:30:07 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon! Awesome play with lighting. A good shot rich with story of a cat staring over a pear. Could this pear be eaten, is this pear fresh:)? That's what I saw in this great capture. Well done!
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03/12/2012 09:21:01 AM
Congrats Wendy. Great shot and a well deserved ribbon.
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03/12/2012 08:58:58 AM
Great image. I thought this might be yours. Congrats.
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03/12/2012 02:30:07 AM
Well done and well deserved! Congrats Wendy.
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03/12/2012 12:41:32 AM
Awesome Wendy, Congrats on the red!
I had a feeling this was your because I remember your entry into Apple III.
Such fantastic lighting here, so deserving of the ribbon.
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03/12/2012 12:35:57 AM
Great concept. Perfect capture of Moriarty's head to highlight those whiskers and the eyes at an angle. Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy.
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03/12/2012 12:21:11 AM
Ha, another ribbon congrats.
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03/12/2012 12:07:13 AM
Stunning image, Wendy. Congrats
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03/12/2012 12:01:56 AM
congrats wendy! awesome shot :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2012 01:28:37 PM
Sympathetic colors. 6
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03/11/2012 11:20:27 AM
alright then 9
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03/10/2012 03:34:05 AM
I love the colours and the way the cat dissapears into the blackness. Lovely shot 8
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03/08/2012 08:50:36 PM
An excellent picture of a cat and pear. I suspect that is Moriarty.
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03/06/2012 03:13:55 PM
Great interpretation!
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03/06/2012 01:20:52 PM
Really lovely look. The cat's eyes draw you in and the lighting is great
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03/06/2012 12:44:54 PM
Excellent stuff.
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03/06/2012 10:58:28 AM
Love the black cat in the back... hard to see, which is a great way to express the palindrome. Not sure what the pear has to do with the picture, but it's an interesting add.
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03/06/2012 01:28:12 AM
Interesting still life of sorts. Very well lit.
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03/05/2012 06:05:19 PM
Oh. Lovely! Well done, girlfriend!


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03/05/2012 12:57:45 PM
Love the agreement of the color in the eyes. A pleasant photo.
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03/05/2012 02:52:05 AM
I did! I did! I did taw a putty tat! :P Spectacular job on this - the lighting is purrfect!
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