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Challenge: Decorate Baby Emilie's Nursery (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2014 Challenges 2014
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Oct 5, 2014
Aperture: various
ISO: various
Shutter: various
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2014

From correspondence a couple years ago with Christophe, I know that his surname, Kiciak, is Polish for 'kitty'. And he owns cats and clearly likes them a lot as they often appear in his work.

So, I wanted to make a cute image of a cat photographer. What better cat to use than my slightly cross-eyed blue lynx Birman, Galena, as a model, though her fur sister, the bluepoint Lily, makes a cameo in the b/w portrait. Galena is the much more sociable of the two cats while my little TigerLily is much more of a cat's cat.

Getting Miss G to pose with the ol' Pentax was the hardest part. Pretty much everything else was easy. The portrait sitters are barn kittens at a local farm, Lily, and the dog is a lovely and sweet-mannered chocolate Lab who belongs to one of my longest-term clients. Once I finished work for the day I took the dog into the backyard and got a shot within a few frames :-)

pp: Yea gads...do I have to? Really? Nothing fancy. Pretty much all the individual elements are basic in terms of processing, with some warp on the protraits as though the wind were blowing, and mashing another paw onto Galena. Honest!

Place: 18 out of 32
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Votes: 67
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10/13/2014 01:42:19 AM
Very well done, Susan!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2014 10:18:58 PM
Not sure that this is quite baby's nursery stuff, but I do love it!
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10/12/2014 04:21:33 PM
Purrfectly adorable. Great idea. Nicely executed.
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10/12/2014 02:53:58 PM
This challenge would have not been complete without our dogs and cats friends! Emilie is already surrounded by them, and I am sure she is going to love that hilarious photographed one :) Thanks a lot for your very funny entry!
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10/12/2014 10:24:28 AM
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10/10/2014 07:34:21 PM
I like this the Best Cats Rock!!!
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10/09/2014 01:24:23 PM
This is super cute - silly, but awesome.
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10/06/2014 11:23:44 AM
Very cute!
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10/06/2014 01:10:58 AM
I don't know why, but this looks like it's straight out of wacky Katie's brain :) That furtographer is awesome
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