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Collection: 050 - March Side challenge - individual themes
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Feb 28, 2019
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125 + Flash
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2019

Viewed: 155
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

done for the March side challenge - individual themes

my theme is take photos and do stuff to them ..

this is my daughter's cat .. i was going to do a minimal edit on it and just sharpen ..
but couldnt help myself ..
did sharpen ..
brightness and contrast ..
bit of curves on her eyes ..
also duplicated the background layer and did a gaussian blur on it .. and made that soft light blending mode .. that gave the image a softness that it didnt have before .. that action also intensifies the colours .. especially the reds .. ..

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i do my editing in photoshop cs6 .. i do have cc but if i do anything other than the most simple 'tasks' in cc then my cpu and ram start climbing to the point where i have to stop whatever i'm doing ..

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04/01/2019 07:11:31 PM
Really like what you did with post process, especially the eyes and Gaussian. Thanks for sharing pp steps. Great portrait.
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03/05/2019 11:15:51 PM
The lighting and exposure really highlights and frames the face.
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03/05/2019 10:12:50 PM
I love her intense expression. She looks like she is deciding whether or not to pounce.
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03/02/2019 04:49:24 PM
Lovely cat portrait. I love the paw and face.
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03/01/2019 09:34:47 PM
Lovely focus on the face and paw - so much character and particularity. The fade to white on the periphery is nicely done.
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03/01/2019 09:16:29 PM
Looks like the March SC is off to a stong start for you! Put me in the fan cat-agory, too. I like what you've done!
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03/01/2019 07:26:35 PM
Beautiful photo. Blurring the background makes a big difference.
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03/01/2019 04:06:53 PM
So lovely, Roz! Love the focus on the eyes... right where it should be.
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03/01/2019 03:50:24 PM
I think the DOF is purr-fect (the sharp eyes and face, and the blurred hind end). And I really like the Gaussian blur on the background, removing the distracting lines of the blinds. Beautiful focus and clear bright eyes.
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03/01/2019 02:26:57 PM
Such a wonderful capture! Hope Katee is doing well, since Molly looks somewhat hungry :) I prefer the edited photo
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03/01/2019 01:02:02 PM
The soft detail in the cat comes across beautifully, the neutral colors are very appealing. I might steal this for my Pinterest page. (just kidding)
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03/01/2019 10:22:07 AM
I am in two minds after looking at the original. Somehow I prefer its softness, save for the background. And yes, the cat is too sweet to be overtaken visually by the basket.
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03/01/2019 01:36:07 AM
I like the powerful light and the pose but yes the basket is a bit distracting, she’s a real cutie.
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03/01/2019 12:37:26 AM
Thanks for the notes, Roz. As you edit in Photoshop (CC?) it will be very useful for me. Gaussian blur is something I heard a lot about but I am yet to use it. Great way of getting rid off unwanted lines in the background.

Nice photo, you can see the attention in cat's eyes.
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02/28/2019 11:51:48 PM
That is just beautiful, Roz. I'm glad it was Katee she had her eye on and not some hapless little creature.
I love the high key and the softness from the gaussian blur. And that intent gaze!
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02/28/2019 10:48:37 PM
After reading your EXIF data I have a different opinion of your shot. I noticed you used a flash. At first glance I thought this was caught on a sunny afternoon. I'm wondering if you have considered posting the original photograph along with the edited image. This would help us understand why you made the choices you did.

This is a nice portrait of Molly, full of delicate details, but the basket is drawing too much attention.
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