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I'm Beginning to See the Light - Kitty Kallen
3rd PlaceI'm Beginning to See the Light - Kitty Kallen

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Challenge: Painting With Light VI (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jul 5, 2016
Aperture: 20.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 57
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2016

[Jul. 12th, 2016 11:05:54 PM]

So this was quite interesting to try. I tried a different series with people, but it fell flat, so I tried doing this instead.

A couple of things:

Moriarty still wants to be in every picture in which I don't want him. And avoids me at all costs for the photos in which I do want him.

This was no exception.

Cinders!! Hey Cinders! Do you want to sit on a chair??

First, let's see how the painting goes.

A couple of people questioned how I could get the cat to sit still for that long.

You can't.

Even Cinders, the plop and don't move cat, will still move her head.

But it doesn't matter.

Since I drew the chair with the light pointing straight out, it didn't throw hardly any light on the cat.

Here's an example:

So I painted the chair with light (slide the flashlight along the edges. I was much better at one side than the other. I should have been more consistent). The I had a flash that I picked up, pointed at Cinders, and used the test button on the flash to light her.

Try not to trip over anything in the dark as you get back to the camera and click the remote cord to finish the shot. (would have been easier to use the remote triggers for this, but I wasn't sure it would work on bulb mode.

It does.)

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 3 out of 28
Avg (all users): 6.6164
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2778
Avg (non-participants): 6.7273
Views since voting: 1453
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 73
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/15/2016 06:20:05 AM
Illusion & Creativity, Great Combination.
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07/14/2016 02:53:38 PM
Congrats Wendy, simple and creative.
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07/14/2016 12:27:32 AM
I read and reread your notes and I stll can't figure out how you did it.
It was 8 from me.
Much admire your perseverence
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07/13/2016 11:20:59 AM
Congrats. I'm most impressed with the Kitty Kallen reference. Few of us are old enough to know what they missed.
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07/13/2016 06:04:07 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon - and thanks for the explanation. Very creative.
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07/13/2016 04:18:30 AM
Amazing indeed! Great job congrats
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07/13/2016 12:04:42 AM
Oh! I am SO thankful that the voters loved this.

It's... AMAZING!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2016 05:46:17 PM
Love the mix of crisp cat portrait and hastily scrawled chair sketch. Excellent idea well executed. Hope this is doing well.
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07/12/2016 09:55:08 AM
Very creative. Top shot.
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07/11/2016 03:37:08 PM
Amazing - I'd almost forgotten the name - my first love in the 1950's expecially when she sang "If I Give my Heart to You". Oh btw, nice image - truly painted with light.
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07/10/2016 11:45:21 PM
Wendy :) my 2nd pick
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07/10/2016 06:39:25 PM
I don't know how you pulled this off without having the kitten move, but for shear novelty and execution it deserves to be on the front page IMHO.
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07/06/2016 01:43:56 PM
That is pretty cool! I'm even more amazed that the cat stayed still for that long...
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07/06/2016 10:52:51 AM
Wow! Well done! And so fun!
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