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Slightly Cross-Eyed Charlie
Slightly Cross-Eyed Charlie

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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: El Cajon, CA (at home)
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2003

Charlie (age 9) was slightly brain damaged at birth. He is a beautiful and loving cat, but frequently anxious and very easily alarmed.

He is also extremely camera-shy.

I could never have gotten this shot with my SLR --he only allowed the photo shoot because the camera was on a mini-tripod about 4 feet away and the display screen was angled in such a way that that he had no idea I was taking pictures of him.

Place: 135 out of 138
Avg (all users): 4.0081
Avg (commenters): 3.9231
Avg (participants): 4.0225
Avg (non-participants): 3.9706
Views since voting: 934
Votes: 123
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 07:31:29 PM
interesting cat, but the fur is a bit blown out, and I really don't see how this is off centre. The other colours are nice though, despite the distracting and tilted background.
06/22/2003 09:09:32 AM
beautiful shot of a cat.......
06/21/2003 11:10:11 AM
Awwwwwww too cute!!!
06/20/2003 02:30:22 PM
cute cat but not off center 4
06/18/2003 11:15:25 PM
This is a straightforward shot of a cat, though I'd like to see a bit more interpretation here rather than just a cat: does this cat have anything to say about other cats, for instance, or about pets or animals or eyes? Perhaps playing with lighting levels or directions or various poses of the cat would help?
06/18/2003 06:39:59 PM
I would say more than slightly. Charlie's a beauty though. Good shot. I would like to see it a little bit more sharp and it would be perfect.
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06/16/2003 03:49:58 PM
I'm assuming the eyes are the object here and therefore you meet the challenge, but, to be honest, to me, it's the whole cat that's the subject and it pretty much fills the picture rather than being off-center, especially if I haven't read the title. As for the photo itself, none of the background has any strong colors so it's not too intrusive, but I would prefer to see a cleaner or blurry background, personally. The white fur on Charlie's chest is very much overexposed and overpowers the image. Maybe use something (I often use a bedsheet) to block out / reduce the strong lightsource from the right to even out the lighting ...
06/16/2003 02:13:32 PM
This is a very centered composition. I can't give it my highest marks for the challenge topic, I'm afraid.
06/16/2003 10:51:51 AM
This cat is a comic....lol
06/16/2003 10:03:13 AM
An interesting twist to the challenge...! The coat of fur below the chin seems a bit blown out.
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06/16/2003 07:14:43 AM
His fur is overexposed on his chest. You could have exposed this less and kept the other darker detail.
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06/16/2003 04:55:53 AM
lol. how bizarre. the other siames in this challenge was slightly cross-eyed too. Cute cat.
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06/16/2003 02:54:45 AM
How does this fit into the challenge? Aside from that i think a black background and a wider angle would have looked better, 4
06/16/2003 01:20:00 AM
Focus is quite soft here. Also, the lighting is really harsh on Charlies chest. The cat's eyes are really not that far off to notice that there is anything wrong with them, and your subject is smack dab in the center of the photo vertically. However, his head is slightly above the horizontal 'center' so this fits the challenge. The background is really distracting. It looks really tilted and the strong diagonals do not go well at all with the vertical cat. I wonder if the harsh lighting was responsible for the bad focus. Sometimes that's what happens.

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