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Challenge: In The Style Of: cutout (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jun 25, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2013



[Jul. 2nd, 2013 10:29:14 AM]

What a wonderful challenge idea -- I'm so glad it was picked!! I must admit, I'd seen Jan's work in challenges, but I had never really gone through his portfolio before. While each individual picture is interesting by itself, the collection as a whole was truly amazing!

I was completely baffled by some of my favorites. I still have no idea how he could get some of the awesome effects. So I concentrated on something I thought I could do -- the black cat.

I absolutely loved this creation of his:

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and I kept thinking: waxed paper...

So I tried waxed paper over the lens, waxed paper taped over a window, backlit with a flash, trying to silhouette the cat.

Ummmm... Utter failure. Couldn't figure out how to do anything with a waxed paper texture.

Then I just tried jumping cat for awhile, that wasn't working well.

I just kept thinking textures... then I thought: shower door!!! So I put a towel down in the shower (it was still a little wet) and put Moriarty in the shower. My son stood on the outside with a toy. Flash in the shower behind Mo, pointing up at the ceiling.

I knew I could get awesome shots of Mo standing up, batting at the glass at the toy!!

Nope.

He just sat there.

Concerned.

He didn't like the shower.

I felt so guilty!!

He paced...

I took a shot.

He wasn't near the front, so you couldn't even see anything but a fuzzy blob that wasn't even cat shaped. The shower door was too opaque.

He paced more.

I felt more guilty!

(It had only been about a minute, but I'm a softie...)

He finally came closer to the glass, looking quite concerned, and I got this shot. The texture isn't the interesting texture of the glass -- it's actually the backlit hard water deposits on the glass!

I gave up after just a couple of minutes, hoping that the one shot was good enough. He just looked too worried!

So we played a game of milk carton ring instead. :)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! And thanks to Jan for being the inspiration for a great challenge!

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Place: 3 out of 79
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Votes: 80
Comments: 31
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07/03/2013 10:18:28 PM
Very well done Wendy. Congrats on the ribbon! Our cat cannot wait to go in the shower in the morning, he loves to lic the water off the door.
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07/03/2013 05:22:55 PM
Such an awesome kitty shot. Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy
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07/03/2013 08:54:18 AM
This one was my favorite I love cats... I was happy to see it get top 3 congrats.
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07/03/2013 08:25:17 AM
Then I just tried jumping cat for awhile At first I read YOU were jumping up and down :D
Anyway, yet another one who fooled. Congrats on the yellow :)
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07/03/2013 05:30:54 AM
Congrats.
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07/03/2013 03:26:03 AM
wonderful,you got it
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07/03/2013 02:46:26 AM
Great shot, Wendy. Love your notes, too. Your cat sure has an interesting life ;-)
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07/03/2013 02:11:20 AM
Wendy, your "photographer's comments" are always so much fun to read :) Thanks for telling us how you did it!
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07/03/2013 02:05:47 AM
Well done - I really love this one!
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07/03/2013 01:17:50 AM
Congrats Wendy. I love your notes as much as your pictures! (Sure I've said that before).
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07/03/2013 12:20:38 AM
nice story, lovely result
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07/03/2013 12:18:36 AM
One of your best Kitty shots, your good at these challenges.
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07/03/2013 12:14:32 AM
i always love your kitty shots. congrats!
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07/03/2013 12:13:17 AM
Congrats, Wendy. Wonderful weirdness!
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07/03/2013 12:08:22 AM
Congrats Wendy! Very nice shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2013 10:23:42 PM
Superb. Abstract cat still has awesome eyes
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07/02/2013 08:44:47 PM
This is absolutely wonderful. One of my favourites of the challenge.
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07/02/2013 05:35:31 PM
This is truly wild looking. I suspect that may be Moriarty. Nice one.
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07/02/2013 03:23:39 PM
Very cool effect. Curious how you achieved this.
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07/02/2013 02:00:33 AM
Interesting effect, Like a cat in bubble wrap! Cool!
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07/02/2013 02:00:03 AM
Cutout seems to have cat that looks just like this one.. Great choice of model, and the shot itself is something I could easily see Jan doing. Well done!
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07/01/2013 06:11:47 AM
This is absolutely wonderful. I love it.
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06/30/2013 07:11:22 AM
love the strange surface
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06/29/2013 12:49:32 PM
Nice image.
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06/29/2013 10:32:16 AM
How did you get your cat behind the shower glass? No matter it makes for a fantastic immage.
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06/28/2013 06:12:53 PM
I have the nagging feeling I've seen this kitty cat before...but probably not on such a bad hair crackling fur day...hope this one does well for you...;-)
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06/28/2013 10:35:30 AM
Love the texture of the cat!!
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06/27/2013 04:35:29 PM
I love it, but it doesn't say "cutout" to me.
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06/27/2013 10:37:25 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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06/27/2013 08:56:39 AM
soooo good,you succeeded maybe beyond your wildest expectations 10
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06/26/2013 02:20:51 PM
i wanted to be more articulate. THis is quite nice. I don't know if i've seen similar effect before, but from light to dark to texture to color, i like this shot a lot.
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