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Challenge: Juxtaposed II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jan 24, 2017
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2017

[Jan. 31st, 2017 09:39:15 PM]


I looked up Juxtapose, since I couldn't think of anything to shoot.

And the description really wasn't what I thought juxtapose was. It actually was much more of a broad description than I expected.

Some descriptions even made it sound like two subjects fighting for the attention. Others made it sound like two subjects that were in contrast with each other. Another said that the two objects could compliment each other to make a whole scene.

Well... of course it was last minute, but I had big ideas. Set up the inside world outside with a squirrel, and have a cat in the window.

In other words, I dragged a bedside lamp outside, put a flash in it. Dragged multiple strobes out. Soft box. etc.

Plugged it all in.

Noticed that the sky was getting darker and darker... was that a raindrop??

Dragged it all back in.

Later on, decided to skip the inside scene outside, and just brought the strobes back out. Maybe I could get a cat to stare at a squirrel.

Seriously?? I had the table right against the window. Do you think EITHER cat would even bother to notice a squirrel sitting right there?

I mean, really... They sit at the backdoor watching the birds and the squirrels. Couldn't they just do it now??


I got one or two shots with them looking at the squirrel, but this actually was more silly.

I put a strobe outside to add some light on the squirrel, and a strobe inside to add some light on the cat. Then I had to do some creative editing to pull it all together.

I liked the idea of the traditional prey/predator, with the predator oblivious and the prey not particularly caring.

Thanks for the comments!

I was about 6 hours of trying, waiting, waiting, waiting. The squirrel really doesn't like change.

Place: 2 out of 56
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02/02/2017 10:53:23 PM
Goodness, you certainly do know how to tame the animals! This is superb.
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02/02/2017 12:38:43 AM
That's pretty darn impressive!
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02/01/2017 11:55:54 AM
Well done Wendy, your patience paid off! Love this image. Aren't you glad Art is back? Lol.
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02/01/2017 11:35:41 AM
Lovely image, I love the lighting and the humor of it.
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02/01/2017 03:00:25 AM
There is definitely humour and mellowness in it, which I really like
02/01/2017 02:14:00 AM
Way to go, vawendy! Yeah, that's right. I've decided to call you vawendy. Is that ok, vawendy? It has a nice ring to it. vawendy vawendy vawendy vawendy vawendy. Sounds Hindu. ...oh, the photo - love it. You are tenacious at going after your ideas and it obviously pays off. I've missed seeing the squirrels outside my mind. You also seem to have a distinct color signature in most of your images. But that just might be the squirrels talking.
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02/01/2017 12:29:24 AM
Beautiful Photography. Very nice job and congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2017 11:38:56 PM
Nice focus
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01/31/2017 09:13:04 PM
Indeed. Looks like Virginia.
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01/31/2017 05:03:17 PM
Not really juxtaposition
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01/29/2017 07:56:54 PM
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01/25/2017 08:22:20 PM
Just love this piture its typical of cats, We have one who was supposidly a "Mouser. Too right, he catches next doors and brings them home !! 9
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01/25/2017 10:54:08 AM
It would be nice if both are cats.
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