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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Polvadera, NM
Date: Jun 1, 2009
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2009

Viewed: 634
Comments: 20
Favorites: 10 (view)

This is Greystoke hanging out on the barbeque. All of the cats like to drape themselves over the bricks we have there to keep the cover from blowing off, probably because they are nice and warm.
Processing:
Crop
Color Efex Pro tonal contrast on cat only
Silver Efex Pro to convert to b&w, one version underexposed to darken the background, and one version to accentuate the cat, then with the dark version on top mask out the cat portion
Even out background more by painting black on a layer in soft light mode
original
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06/14/2012 09:42:20 AM
Stunning- love those clear eyes!
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08/04/2011 11:29:13 PM
Wow!!!! That Rocks!!!! Amazing processing. Love it!!!!!
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03/29/2011 09:01:03 PM
Gorgeous. And I've been using the same sort of technique to get the same sort of results. Great minds think alike :-)
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06/05/2009 09:22:31 AM
nice processing, and good job seeing the end result from your original. Thanks for sharing the original too, its nice to see a stark contrast from out of camera to final shot.
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06/03/2009 08:21:32 AM
This is SO FINE!
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06/02/2009 05:40:12 PM
I love this - the cat is so intense! I can't believe that was the "before" shot - I'm going back thru all my old work and seeing if there are more creative things I can do with them!
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06/02/2009 04:39:00 PM
I'm really not a cat fan, but this shot rawks! Outstanding editing! WOW... Beautiful B/W conversion and tonal range. The composition of the edit is terrific too. Extremely well done.

Damn I hate adding cat shots to my favorites, but I'm gonna have to make an exception! HAHAHA!
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06/02/2009 02:31:34 AM
Fab shot Colleen !!
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06/02/2009 01:12:40 AM
WOW. Instant fave!
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06/02/2009 12:10:51 AM
masterfully done, thanks for posting the original, really shows how PS can transform
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06/02/2009 12:03:57 AM
You have made a good image out of an ordinary shapshot. That's a healthy looking kitty.
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06/01/2009 11:47:44 PM
Lovely image. Great detail.
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06/01/2009 11:33:15 PM
LOL! What a fabulous name...and what an attitude! Great processing...
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06/01/2009 11:04:27 PM
Could he be more charming? Gosh, like he's posing for a movie producer. This is wonderful. Your processing is the best. I couldn't like without Nik software. :~)
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06/01/2009 10:22:58 PM
i'm not usually a fan of 'cat' photos but this is exceptional. i read your explanation of how you achieved it and wish i knew what you were saying! haha
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06/01/2009 10:18:09 PM
Beautiful job. I always forget about the painted layer technique!
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06/01/2009 10:11:42 PM
awesome! meowww!!
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06/01/2009 09:49:08 PM
Wow, he looks so wild! Excellent photo.
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06/01/2009 09:40:11 PM
A really beautiful edit of a great shot. Your title fits his look.
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06/01/2009 09:16:20 PM
The toning is exceptional.
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