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Woody
Woody
Ken


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Challenge: Free Study XVI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Living Room
Date: Dec 12, 2006
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006

I didn't seem to have much to choose from this month except for outtakes from Pet Portrait II. I really liked what Yanko did in this one ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/599/120/437572.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/599/120/437572.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' and used that as a starting point. I tried for a "softer gentler" kitty look.

Convert from raw
rotate
crop
tone-map, merge tone-mapped B&W with original
shadows/highlight
Run dragonizer and merge dragonized layer with original
create another dragonized layer and add gaussian blur, merge in multiply mode for softness
Dodge/burn in many areas (especially eyes)
clone out a stray hair
some cloning around eyes
curves
levels
hue/sat
add a bit more blue to eyes (close to natural color)
NI in noisy area under chin
resize
save for web

Statistics
Place: 58 out of 488
Avg (all users): 6.3933
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.3145
Avg (non-participants): 6.5741
Views since voting: 1100
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 178
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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01/16/2009 12:38:59 AM
I gave this photo a 9 during the challenge. He's just magnificent.
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04/07/2008 05:53:36 AM
All my favorite colors in one shot. Amazing.
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04/06/2008 10:11:33 AM
in this image, Yanko and Cartesia have matching eyes!!

MEOWWWW!!

nice finish by the way!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2007 07:43:27 PM
Purrfect!
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01/07/2007 07:04:54 PM
what a sweet face :)
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01/06/2007 10:59:20 PM
love his ice blue eyes
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01/06/2007 08:05:08 AM
Great colour in the eyes. Lovely sharpness, and a nice job to get the cat to stay still long enough to take the shot at this length. 8
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01/05/2007 06:43:21 PM
Boy, does he ever look soft (whoops, not in the un-focussed sense). Nicely done.
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01/05/2007 01:44:53 PM
This somehow seems to have a soft focus yet be full of detail and texture at the same time. I lingered on it for awhile, so it gets a couple extra points just for that. I love the super close crop. 7 from me.
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01/03/2007 04:27:51 PM
Meeeoowww, nice sharp photo..
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01/02/2007 10:10:57 PM
oh my gosh ...
those eyes are extraordinary and that pink nose is as cute as a button ...
wonderful pet portrait ..
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01/02/2007 09:21:36 PM
This is great - the eyes are fantastic! Very nice work here!! 10
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01/02/2007 08:49:15 PM
Sweet - Beautiful eyes - Nicely done!
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01/02/2007 04:38:52 PM
Wow. Perfect exposure and DOF. Beautifully sharp. 9.
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01/02/2007 03:05:27 PM
Very nice capture! Sharp, crisp where it needs to be and soft where it needs to be! BRAVO! <9>
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01/02/2007 07:56:47 AM
this image pops right out at the viewer. great job-9-
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01/02/2007 03:50:24 AM
mmmmm so soft! can I pet it?
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01/01/2007 05:54:06 PM
Beautiful eyes on this little critter. I like the square treatment, but the darkness at each of the corners is slightly distracting. Overall a good entry.
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