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 This image was disqualified from the Low Key IV challenge.
Keeping it low key
Keeping it low key
O'Holleran


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Low Key IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Louisville, KY
Date: Oct 5, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2009

This is a shot of my cat Ricky, aka "The Boss" just chillin' and keeping it "low key" (i know, a little corny) I love his classic look and he is often a favorite to shoot
Disqualification Details
You may use only Adjustment Layers (or their equivalent). An Adjustment Layer is a special type of layer containing no image data that lets you experiment with color and tonal adjustments without permanently modifying the pixels. Adjustment Layers must be applied in Normal mode.

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Views during voting: 299
Comments: 21
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10/15/2009 07:50:56 PM
Hope this does not discourage you. Doesn't take away from your excellent image.
This happens to all of use at one time or another. Just have to be a little careful with the rules and the interpretation. If you are unsure , just ask in the forums.
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10/15/2009 06:11:53 PM
it is a bummer that this got the DQ, I think the cats name had something to do with it... If you spelled it with an i instead of the y they would have prob dq'd it last week. . Ofcourse I am kidding. anyway it is a very cool photo.

Message edited by author 2009-10-15 18:14:43.
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10/15/2009 01:03:19 AM
dope
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10/14/2009 02:27:20 PM
How does a tie work? You have the same amount of votes and the same exact score yet you got 4th?
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10/14/2009 08:59:40 AM
Fabulous!
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10/14/2009 08:27:20 AM
My fave of the challenge. May want to have SC look into your score as it is the same as 3rd place. Depending on how far out the numbers are the same you may be eligible for a yellow ribbon as well. They have done it before.
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10/14/2009 03:16:06 AM
Congrats on the top 5. Excellent capture
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10/14/2009 01:02:25 AM
Unusual and VERY good. Congratulations on the HM and your new PB, Kate.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2009 04:43:13 PM
Nicely done.
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10/13/2009 06:52:01 AM
A nice photo of a pet ! Quite unusual...
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10/12/2009 07:00:37 PM
BOSS!
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10/12/2009 02:21:41 PM
This is my favorite of the cat shots. The detail in the eyes is amazing. 9
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10/10/2009 12:58:33 PM
I guess I'm not seeing it, but the background doesn't distract me like some have mentioned. I think the waves set a contrast to the roundness of his face, making it subtly noticeable, low key if you will ;). I love this picture and I want that cat!

Also, whoever said "boss" I think I see what you mean!
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10/09/2009 09:56:29 PM
This is an awesome shot, but the background takes away from the presentation... you should make sure to have a solid black background... I can see a wrinkly cloth and it's a tad distracting... try to put the background further from the cat that it won't catch the light as much making it darker...playing with the mid tones in the levels adjustment can also help eliminate that background a bit too...
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10/09/2009 03:49:43 PM
I hate pet photo's for public consumption, and I score most of them low as they are generally OOF, blurred or boring, but this is just magnificent, especially the whiskers........
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10/08/2009 10:05:19 PM
There were several cat portraits in this challenge, and IMO this one is far and away the best of that bunch.
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10/08/2009 02:38:10 PM
Neat subject and composition. The background on left competes for some of my attention.
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10/08/2009 02:12:41 PM
I love this =]
Is this natural lighting??

10 =]
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10/08/2009 02:10:06 PM
Great picture! This is the most gorgeous cat I've ever seen!! Look at those eyes!
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10/07/2009 05:04:59 PM
Totally fabulous! (not voting)
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10/07/2009 11:47:02 AM
Wow!! he has some beautiful eyes. Great portrait!
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