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Challenge: Cat People/Dog People (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: May 2, 2017
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2017

So, the Universe has such a funny way of kicking your butt into gear....

Except for regular architectural photography for real estate, I have not been inspired to shoot creatively since the end of last year. A very fortunate outing to visit my wolf rescue friends a few weeks ago fortuitously resulted in a winning image. But otherwise, nothing, nada.

Then the "people with their dog or cat" challenge was posted and I knew the Universe was talking to me. Loudly. So I posted something in FB about any locals with cats or dogs wanting to shoot with me, and got over 20 responses.

I did several shoots, and they were all wonderful, so it was really hard for me to choose. So many really fun images. But I chose this one because it was the only cat. And cats are the toughest type of pet to shoot, because, well, they're cats. Right Wendy?

Well, except this one...

This is Lauren (you may recognize her from Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1183791.jpg and Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1183852.jpg and Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1159252.jpg. She posted that she had a rabbit, a turtle, some snakes, and Sasha. And sent me some photos - one of them with Sasha in a paper bag. And it seemed immediately obvious that he image we'd do was with each of them in their own paper bag.

I told her my idea and she called me up, laughing.

Sasha, it seems, turns into a fur pillow if taken from her home. Lauren can put her anywhere and she will be immobile. It didn't seem likely that any cat would act that way, but we set up the shoot. I enlarged Lauren's bag to accommodate her, set up the lights, took some test shots, added the other bag with Sasha - who indeed just sat there, and after 15 shots, we were finished.

It's the fastest pet shoot I've ever done. 30 minutes from arrival to departure. And I got EXACTLY what I envisioned. Thank you Laura and Sasha!
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Wow, what a score! A new PB, and new image on my profile, and Ken's Godzilla ALMOST off my page :)

FOREVER ain't what it used to be, right Ken?

Interesting trivia: my two highest scores are with images featuring tango friends :)

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05/19/2017 08:39:01 PM
Happy to see this with the blue; my fav. Wonderful!
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05/19/2017 01:45:30 PM
Love the story, love the photo! I'm a cat person, so this one makes me smile extra. Congrats on the new PB, the Blue, and almost having the image of Ken off your front page.
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05/19/2017 09:27:22 AM
Congratulations!

Well done !
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05/19/2017 09:06:02 AM
Congratulations! Well Deserved!
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05/19/2017 08:14:18 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon and your new PB
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05/19/2017 06:19:47 AM
No doubt about this one. Congrats on a spectacular, well planned and executed composition.
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05/19/2017 02:31:26 AM
Well it's progress, but you've still got a long haul before you'll ever rid your profile of me! :P Congratulations!
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05/19/2017 01:24:34 AM
Congraaaaats on the blue; very well deserved!
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05/19/2017 12:55:59 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Cracks me up, your description...


I guess that makes you "Mr. Universe" :)
05/19/2017 12:38:32 AM
Great shot, Johanna, and the score to match. Congrats!
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05/19/2017 12:29:26 AM
Good one! Congrats!
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05/19/2017 12:22:05 AM
Ha! Figured this might be you! Well done!
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05/19/2017 12:20:27 AM
Cracks me up, your description...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2017 11:32:53 PM
Sweet!
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05/18/2017 10:45:41 PM
you made me laugh! well done
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05/18/2017 09:05:06 PM
Haha, very cool. Well done.
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05/18/2017 12:56:42 PM
Hahahahaha! I love this!
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05/18/2017 08:05:37 AM
Cat people are clearly crazy.
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05/17/2017 10:54:02 PM
Lol. Perfect idea, perfectly executed.
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05/17/2017 12:22:47 PM
one of my fav entries
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05/17/2017 11:13:04 AM
Such a clever picture. Lovely cat
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05/17/2017 10:49:43 AM
good one
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05/17/2017 05:49:14 AM
OHHH now this is puuuurfecct!! Scuse the pun :)
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05/15/2017 08:48:15 PM
Ha! Very clever. And that is one very laid back cat. The human looks much more apprehensive.
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05/15/2017 12:13:59 PM
revisiting a classic; nice
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05/13/2017 02:37:23 PM
I like the creativity here. Cat looks less enthusiastic than his/her fellow operative. :-)
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05/12/2017 06:50:05 PM
I love this photo. Great job, it should do well. This is my number one pick so far. 10
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05/12/2017 12:49:00 PM
this is fantastic
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