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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: New Mexico
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

One of the homeless cats that lives in my neighborhood. I was trying a method of metering where you spot meter to the lightest part and use exposure comp +1-1/3. Makes the photo look pretty bad out of camera but if you darken it it looks nice, at least with light subjects.

Processing: increased contrast, darkened a little, unsharp mask, hue/saturation, match color, spot edit some specks on the cat's face.

Place: 327 out of 369
Avg (all users): 4.7463
Avg (commenters): 4.6364
Avg (participants): 4.6107
Avg (non-participants): 4.9865
Views since voting: 566
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 205
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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03/14/2006 06:23:53 PM
A tighter crop would probably have made this more interesting. I like the background because the colors and "short lines" feeling matches the coloring of the cat, but as others have noted, the background is a bit overpowering.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2006 03:03:37 AM
hmmm, i don't think s/he liked having his picture taken! i bet you had to pay big $$ to get 'em to sign a release!
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03/09/2006 10:02:49 PM
Cute kitty with pretty eyes. The background isn't especially appealing, and the angle and lighting detract from the shot, IMHO.
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03/09/2006 03:56:04 PM
great pic lovely cat
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03/08/2006 07:24:16 PM
Cute kitty, not much background interest thought
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03/07/2006 01:12:25 PM
snap shot, tight crop on the cat, or even the cat's face would have made this image work, as is, it sucks
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03/06/2006 06:20:34 PM
what a pretty cat!
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03/06/2006 04:13:59 PM
Beautifully exposed white on cat. Love the soft pick nose and green eyes.
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03/06/2006 03:04:05 PM
Nice pussy! Try changing your perspective, sometimes you do need to get down on your knees! All imho obviously. Good luck!
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03/06/2006 08:36:01 AM
Really cute kitty but this just has a snapshot sense to it. It doesn't appear to have alot of artful forethought. I'd love to see you on his level looking right at him, instead of peering down.
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03/06/2006 07:45:04 AM
IMO, there is a little to much open space around the cat. maybe zoom in a little closer. nice cat though.
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03/06/2006 06:07:54 AM
the thing that gives this shot a hard time is the background, it's so messy and distracting, even overpowering for the little pussy cat
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