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The kitty approves

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Challenge: Soft II (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Apr 3, 2022
Aperture: 1.7
ISO: 612
Shutter: 1/67
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2022


Place: 4 out of 24
Avg (all users): 6.1628
Avg (participants): 5.7368
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 162
Views during voting: 81
Votes: 43
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/16/2022 12:16:10 PM
Thanks guys!

This project was so much fun and such a struggle at the same time!
All those who ever tried to take a photo of a cat, know that the real challenge here is simply the fact that you're dealing with a cat :)

Cats don't care. One moment they're in the most photogenic pose you can ever imagine, but by the time you pull out a camera, they're carelessly walking away and the moment is gone.
You can't tell them to sit in a particular place and stay still until you find a good angle and create some kind of lighting, compose, crop (because it's minimal) and press the shutter button. Also you can't ask them to be patient until you try 20 more times, because most photos will just not turn out the way you want them to be.

This is how I ended up crouching by the couch for like 30 minutes with a reading lamp in my left hand, constantly looking for a decent angle for lighting, phone in my right hand following the cat's head and trying to compose a shot, while psst-psst-ing the entire time and gently poking her to turn the way I need her to be... As I said, a lot of fun :)

When this photo finally happened, I jumped up and screamed of joy and ran to my wife to share the picture with her. We both loved it!


Once again, thanks for the comments and looking forward to the next fun challenge!

Message edited by author 2022-04-16 12:18:02.
04/12/2022 04:37:27 PM
Love it, great image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2022 12:15:01 AM
My highest vote. Love the crop, detail, and feeling of soft.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2022 05:05:38 PM
Very nice, I love the crop.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2022 12:32:54 PM
I thought for sure this would be one of the ribbon winners. It was my favorite! Nice job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2022 05:10:21 PM
And so do I approve! I've voted on all but 5 now, and this is by far my favorite. The composition is perfect, and the personality gives it warmth and interest. Good luck. I hope your kitty will be gracing a blue ribbon when it's all said and done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/05/2022 07:50:56 AM
This is an amazing picture. <3
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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