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A Cozy Catnap
A Cozy Catnap
joycobb


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Comfort (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak CX7430
Location: Kingsville, Ohio
Date: Feb 23, 2006
Aperture: F/2.7
ISO: Auto?
Shutter: 1/64 sec.
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2006

Candid capture of our daughter with our kitty.
Macro setting. Flash.
Cropped and converted to B&W.
Resized. Sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.1937
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.8706
Avg (non-participants): 6.3942
Views since voting: 1321
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 222
Comments: 34
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/09/2006 07:59:52 AM
I loved this shot during the voting, it got an 8 from me :) let me put it in my fav's so I can look at it later :)
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03/22/2006 04:53:18 PM
very cute picture. the expressions are priceless!
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03/18/2006 05:36:58 PM
Im envious of your 11th place finish.
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03/15/2006 03:28:01 PM
Thank you for the critique and the nice comments! :)
03/13/2006 04:17:46 PM
SWEET!!! Nice contrast and very clear.
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03/13/2006 03:48:35 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Hi joycobb :)

This photo doesn't seem to require much of a critique. It scored rather well. This photo meets the challenge very well overall. The only critique that I can possibly offer is that the lighting is a bit harsh and flat with the flash. Some directional light or natural light would have possibly produced a much more moody image. Some warm toning to the black and white would have also added an extra sense of 'comfort' to the image :)

John Setzler
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03/09/2006 05:04:04 PM
Joy - Awesome ... 11th place is up there. The contentment of the cat is clear in those lazy half-shut eyes (I can hear the purring) and your daughter looks relaxed/comforted as well. I didn't vote on this challenge so I am glad to see your entry post-results. Awesome.
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03/08/2006 10:49:51 PM
A very nice image deserving even a higher placing. Congratulations on your 11th place finish.
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03/08/2006 07:32:36 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful, helpful comments! I really appreciate it. I guess if I had this to do over, I probably wouldn't have sharpened the image...and I would have brushed the hair off of our daughter's face. LOL THANK YOU!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 03:34:46 PM
Nice. Comfort times two!
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03/07/2006 11:54:56 AM
I love how you chose to go black and white with this photograph. Great composition! 3 corners are dark, so I kind of wish the top left corner was also. But, then again, 3rds are always the way to go. Very well done! -9!!!
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03/06/2006 08:48:47 PM
Beautiful!
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03/06/2006 07:59:22 PM
Love this shot.. one of my top picks! The little hairs are a bit distracting, and there's a small overexposed spot at the top... but its such an adorable shot, that those things are easily overlookable (is that a word?). You captured some great textures in the sweater and the cat's fur, yet her face is very soft in comparison. And really, the entire key to this shot for me is the complete relaxation and contentment in both of their expressions. If I tried this with my cat, she'd be squirming and squiggling to get away. A fantastic job!
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03/06/2006 12:43:39 PM
Beautiful. The pattern of the cat contrasts perfectly with the perfectly with the girls smooth skin
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03/03/2006 09:25:01 PM
The lighting seems a bit harsh, and the cat's fur seems unnatural. Very nice pose!
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03/03/2006 07:13:19 PM
Nice texture in the cat's fur and yes he does look very comfortable
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03/03/2006 01:05:18 PM
Very cosy! But a little oversharpened? I find the couple stray hairs on her face a distraction as well. Lovely models and cute pose, though.
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03/03/2006 12:16:58 AM
Nice. I like the composition, contrast and this is really tack sharp. Maybe almost too sharp for a warm and cozy type of shot but still a stellar photo.
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03/02/2006 08:19:40 PM
Great angles, but I can't help but notice the single strands of hair on the girl's forhead. Otherwise, it's a great picture!
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03/02/2006 06:04:39 PM
Great shot....I really like the b/w! 10
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03/02/2006 12:16:24 PM
Great detail on the cats fur
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03/02/2006 08:22:41 AM
Sweet !
B&W works great imo.As a cat lover , I've decided to give an extra point to all the photos of this challenge with cat . Good idea , isn't ?
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03/01/2006 11:04:14 PM
I like the composition and close crop. Like the contrast of the cat's face to the model's. Good job!
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03/01/2006 06:56:29 PM
Aren't cats great! Good clear close-up.
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03/01/2006 03:48:38 PM
Nice, very comfortable looking. Detail on cat is a little too contrasty for my tastes.
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03/01/2006 02:47:50 PM
love it
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03/01/2006 02:45:44 PM
Nice composition. Like the perspective. 6
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03/01/2006 01:26:57 PM
Cute girl and cat
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03/01/2006 08:16:09 AM
Good use of B&W, nice composition
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03/01/2006 07:24:28 AM
Sweet.....
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03/01/2006 07:23:26 AM
very nice. good composition, nice exposure
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03/01/2006 06:59:43 AM
nice shot, but possibly a little too sharp, if that's possible. When I think of comfort I think soft lighting and soft focus...the flash use here is a little harsh
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03/01/2006 01:33:28 AM
very sharp
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03/01/2006 12:38:49 AM
very sweet, fits the challenge perfectly
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