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Challenge: Home Sweet Home III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Jan 3, 2016
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2016

[Jan. 10th, 2016 07:51:16 PM]

What makes a house a home? It's not the house. It's not the belongings. Well -- I take that back. There are definitely things I care about. Though there are things of my mother's, grandmothers' and great grandmother's in my house that I care about more. But if there was a flood/fire/some catastrophe, I would save my family and my cats and simply be thankful and cry later about the things.

So when I was thinking about the challenge, I simply couldn't just take a picture of my house. It had to be about part of my family.

It wasn't a candid shot. Well -- it was a planned candid. I set up the light so I'd get a shadow through the railing. Unfortunately, Mo still isn't the most cooperative cat. I had to keep throwing the ring from a milk carton up the stairs, and then try to get the camera up to my face when he'd chase after it.

I was disappointed to see all the junk at the top of the stairs. It's a loft that simply is overflowing with stuff. mostly hobbies. I figured I could probably darken it almost completely, but then I realized: That is my house! A kitty and my messes. That's Home Sweet Home. :)

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 7 out of 43
Avg (all users): 6.0448
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0800
Avg (non-participants): 6.0238
Views since voting: 520
Views during voting: 136
Votes: 67
Comments: 11
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01/14/2016 10:33:21 AM
One of my favorites in the challenge. Congratulations on your top 10 image.
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01/11/2016 12:30:03 AM
Awwwwww, Mo!
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01/11/2016 12:22:08 AM
Oh drats!!! Not a candid :)

That cat has one fierce look!
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01/11/2016 12:10:00 AM
The shadow Is purrfect! Great shot and congrats on tt!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2016 09:01:12 PM
A pretty cat, nice shot, light shadows and all..
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01/10/2016 07:39:27 PM
The landlord...... Very nice. The black and white and shadows are great.
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01/10/2016 07:14:53 PM
This would've been so perfect if the basket at the top of the stairs wasn't there as it's really distracting, my eye keeps getting drawn to it. Having said that I'm thinking this is probably a candid since it's pretty hard to set up a cat walking down the stairs. I do love the shadow the cat has made on the wall, beautiful lighting.
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01/10/2016 06:22:49 PM
Nicely composed. The B&W accents the shadows.
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01/09/2016 10:54:01 PM
A rare and strong composition of a furtive subject. bump
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01/09/2016 09:07:16 AM
lovely 8
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01/06/2016 03:34:59 PM
That is a very cool dog
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