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A witch's familiar
A witch's familiar
kimberlyMai


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Challenge: Pets and Their People II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My basement
Date: Jan 26, 2012
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2012

Took with the help of a strobe and an umbrella, and I used a softbox on the white background. I wanted to try to reproduce an high key picture.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 68
Avg (all users): 5.8867
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7111
Avg (non-participants): 5.9619
Views since voting: 418
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 150
Comments: 8
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08/20/2013 12:10:08 PM
I like the contrast.
02/08/2012 04:53:56 PM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club!

I had the feeling that this was one of your shots and that I might be critiquing it! Like that you're in profile and cat is more face-on to the camera. The b/w seems to enhabce the feeling you wanted to get, and glad that you didn't go over the top with a 'witchy' outfit. That the cat is black and white only helps break up the stereotype of a black cat as a witch's familiar.

Not so sure about the crop, but hard to see what else might have worked. The high-key lighting seems to work fairly well, and kitty doesn't look too upset at being cast in the role you've given her! It's always a lot of fun to critique your images, keep them coming.

Feel free to PM me,

Susan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2012 10:40:19 AM
Nice cat and love the profile.Boost.
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02/04/2012 01:18:16 PM
What a lovely kitty cat. Nice emotive
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02/01/2012 01:03:19 AM
I quite love the look from the cat.
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01/31/2012 06:18:12 PM
I'd have cropped a bit off the top so it's dark all on the upper left, all along the left and the bottom... Makes it SO much more intimate ... (and I'd have chosen a different title).

Other than that, I really , really love this!

(not voting, only commenting)
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01/30/2012 11:37:12 AM
it's like the cat is saying "please, don't go!"
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01/30/2012 08:48:28 AM
I love the way the cat appears to be hugging its owner while staring into the camera. Pay that cat top dollar, cause he/she knows how to pose for the camera :) The black and white work beautifully here. Very nice composition.

I'd have perhaps like'd a slightly less white background.
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