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Challenge: Pets and Their People (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Olympus C-765UZ
Location: At the bedroom window
Date: Dec 18, 2004
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.8701
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.4267
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 4053
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 331
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/04/2005 05:45:53 PM
I love the soft lighting and the bi-directional "love" going on! Congratulations!
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01/02/2005 06:10:29 AM
Great shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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12/31/2004 06:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon well deserved for this touching warm image of companionship. Beautifully done and one of my favorites this challenge.
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12/29/2004 02:28:15 PM
Oh and I forgot, CONGRATS ON THE 3RD PLACE! I WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT GOOD!
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12/29/2004 02:27:14 PM
Very sweet! I love it and it should have won 1st place but that is my thought. I love it and I think it should have deserved a higher place. I LOVE IT!
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12/29/2004 07:50:56 AM
Thanks everybody for the nice comments and criticism. This was a great Christmas gift.
I agree, the lighting could have been better and I also wish the cat looked straight in her eye, but to tell the truth, he was not very willing to pose and so I had only a few attempts :) nevertheless, we have a very affectionate relationship with him, but the thing is he decides the moments... Great thanks to my elder daughter for posing (she was willing, lol).
I did not add comments at the time of submitting, so here are the details:

Lighting is fully natural, mid afternoon, east looking window, cloudy but not overcast. I fastened a semi-transparent plastic sheet to the window to get the homogenous backdrop.
Prost processing steps, other than crop and resize were:
- Neat Image to get rid of some noise patterns in the background
- Sepia Toning
- Adjusted Brightness higher a bit

Message edited by author 2004-12-29 08:18:15.
12/29/2004 12:47:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Captivating moment :)
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12/29/2004 12:41:25 AM
Great snap! The sepia tone makes it a real classy one.. Congrats!!
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12/29/2004 12:08:54 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/29/2004 12:06:55 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. This one remains my favorite for this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/28/2004 09:29:28 PM
A great image with lighting that generates a very warm glow in the viewer. The composition is at once superior because of the duos facial expression. 8
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12/28/2004 06:45:08 PM
Awesome picture! The black and white . . . or cepia tone makes it really neat looking. This is another one of my 10's! Good job!
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12/28/2004 04:07:22 PM
Beautiful image, beautiful composition
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12/28/2004 11:38:50 AM
very romantic setting and color
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12/28/2004 04:29:15 AM
nice shot, it is really charming. i like the sephia tone.

i guess this will achieve more dept if the cat is looking to the lady's face or directly to her eyes.
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12/27/2004 10:22:04 PM
very nice. I like the almost silhouette feel.
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12/26/2004 02:47:21 PM
Composition: 7, (Composition as it relates to the challenge) I would've liked to have seen the subjects reversed. Otherwise very good comp.
Technical: 8, The lighting may be just a little too dark.
Appeal: 7, I'm not a cat person. :-(
Challenge: 8
Overall Score: 8, (weighted)
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12/26/2004 12:22:12 PM
This is so good, so sharp and well-composed. I with it were either a little lighter on the woman or a little darker, I can't decide - but I love the picture.
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12/24/2004 10:32:59 PM
This photo has a very special atmosphere. The hue you chose for the background goes well with the cat's fur and the model;s skin. What is the background, by the way? Also notable is the crescent reflection in the cat's eye.
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12/24/2004 11:25:36 AM
I like the lighting in this picture.
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12/23/2004 11:11:10 PM
Awesome job. Expressions, Tones and Lighting all perfect to set the mood.
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12/23/2004 05:14:03 PM
Great. The duotone works well, so does the negative space. I'd have mirrored the picture (my eyes ar used to start at the upper-left, like most European, American etc eyes). This would have given a stronger effect to the guiding lines. I like how the picture is split into two triangles, whether that was intended or not, it look very harmonic. The soft focus adds to this. I guess you earn a 10 :)
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12/23/2004 04:47:25 PM
Real nice... looks very natural... stands out between other hugs and licks...
Iike reflection in cats eye a lot.
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12/23/2004 02:04:12 PM
great shot in all ways
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12/23/2004 02:07:33 AM
There are only 2 pictures I consider 10's (not that I'm an expert!) in this challenge, and this one is definitely one of them. *Gorgeous*
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12/22/2004 08:16:16 PM
I like the idea. I would like it better if there were more detail in the faces. Maybe a bit brighter and sharper.
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12/22/2004 06:42:44 PM
Definately frameworthy!
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12/22/2004 04:47:53 PM
Nice mood
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12/22/2004 03:14:00 PM
charming. A little too dark on their faces.
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12/22/2004 02:06:43 PM
Nice Composition
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12/22/2004 10:30:12 AM
Nice picture, better than many others.
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12/22/2004 10:25:27 AM
sweet, but a little muddy for my tastes. I like the delicacy of the lighting though. especially on the human lips.
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12/22/2004 12:30:05 AM
very smooth, great backround and use of soft... great capture 8
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