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It's my home too.. let me in..
It's my home too.. let me in..
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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Dieppe, NB
Date: May 27, 2003
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2003

My cat always goes there when he wants to come inside. I had absolutly no clue what to do for this challenge and this was the only thing even remotely relevant. I wanted to get him meowing or "patting" the window, but he decided to just sit down and watch me.

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Place: 8 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.1863
Avg (commenters): 7.7391
Avg (participants): 6.1563
Avg (non-participants): 6.2130
Views since voting: 1853
Votes: 204
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/27/2005 01:50:49 PM
Oh I just discovered this one. Love the expression and the framing. This is nice. Good composition and contrast.
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06/10/2003 04:39:55 PM
FROM THE CRITIQUE CLUB

Hello, Andre,

IMO, this was the best pet picture in the Home Sweet Home challenge. To me personally pets do not speak of home, but this picture does - the cat looking through the door-window, trying to get in, that's home.

The composition and the choice of BW are excellent. I love how you framed the picture on two sides with the doorframe. Also, the way you see only part of the cat's face, and only one ear, is beautiful. The cat's eyes are very good. IMO, the photo does not need a mat or frame, it stands quite nicely on its own.

Focus is excellent. The blurred background looks totally appropriate here. The soft lighting works well here. There's only one place where I can see black, the pupils of the cat's eyes. The white fur sets off the eyes beautifully. The rest is various shades of grey.

I've been looking at your edited picture, and I think you're right - it probably would make a better print. You did a good job of editing. But I do not find the spots on the original unattractive - they tell me it was a rainy day, the edited photo is more "bland" in a way.

Anyway. I don't really have a suggestion for improvement, so I guess I'll say - "Keep up the good work". Take care,

Ursula (uabresch)
Questions, comments, complaints ... feel free to contact me.
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06/09/2003 09:54:59 AM
thanks everyone, i really wasn't expecting to get on the first page of the results with this :) i edited some of the spots and, and i personally like it more, if i were printing it anyway.. here it is:

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 07:58:39 PM
Very nice! White is hard to get detail, but you managed it very well! The cat's expression matches up with your title very well. 9 Rob the Swash
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06/03/2003 06:01:14 PM
One of my favorites of this challenge. I think is't the eyes and the off center composition that I like.
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06/03/2003 03:30:55 PM
Reminds me of the Flintstones cat, not too happy about being left out. Doesn't quite have the awww poor kitty look, more like the how can I put the master of the house out look.
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06/02/2003 10:52:12 PM
Both cute and dignified (as a cat should be). I like the composition.
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06/02/2003 07:53:27 PM
nice natural framing and the cat is erally great. good job.
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06/02/2003 04:37:52 PM
Very cute kittie! I like the framing!
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06/02/2003 12:34:55 PM
Very nice. I really like the contrast, dof, and overall composition of this shot. Not the typical pet shot. 7
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06/02/2003 01:09:44 AM
here kitty, kitty, kitty! this is a great shot. Thanks
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06/01/2003 10:29:02 PM
Awww thats a good one...just too cute. Exellent tones, light, focus. Yeah, like it.
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06/01/2003 09:26:41 PM
Like the idea, nice detail on the cat, good job.
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05/30/2003 08:58:25 PM
Great composition - great contrast - great lighting - great detail. Great!
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05/30/2003 05:24:58 PM
Nice shot. Good cropping.
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05/30/2003 02:45:27 PM
By far the best title in the challenge. This one really made me laugh. I have 5 cats, so I know how you feel. Only one goes outside at all though. But I swear they think they own the place. I like the way you framed this and that the mouth isn't showing all the way. Good job with the DOF and the picture is crystal clear. Nice work
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05/30/2003 10:55:06 AM
By tieing the cat to the frame of the window you have met the challenge. Nie sharp image and good use of light. 7
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05/29/2003 03:51:17 PM
The glass is a little dirty.
05/29/2003 01:31:09 PM
I like the well focussed eyes & closeup view.
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05/29/2003 08:36:38 AM
excellent shot... very unique pet photo and very well executed... the black and white choice works well here... nice work :)
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05/28/2003 07:02:12 PM
lol! Great shot. looks like my cat when we leave the house. poor thing. Great choice of using B&W. good luck. A fellow cat person. Jacko. 9
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05/28/2003 02:33:52 PM
reminds me of my cat
05/28/2003 02:07:20 PM
This is one of the only photos I've ever thought "hmm, this would look nice with a border on it." But that's what I thought, so that's what I'm telling you. :) I like the expressiveness in the cat's face! A very nice photo overall!
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05/28/2003 01:18:04 PM
Amazing how you got that detail although a window is in the way, good! - 10.
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05/28/2003 11:10:30 AM
very nice photo. = 8
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05/28/2003 07:35:48 AM
Awesome detail in the eyes!!!!
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