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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: My Bathroom
Date: Feb 25, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2005

Shot RAW with 28-135 @ 135mm.

* Adjusted white balance and exposure in RAW
* Crop
* USM
* Levels
* Resize
* USM

About the model: The model is my 8 1/2 month old cat, Tungsten. He's a Tonkinese, a breed which descends from the mix of Siamese and Burmese. I'm really a dog person, but when I saw one of these guys playing around and found out that Tonks are considered the most "dog-like" breed, I took the plunge and crossed over to the dark side.

About the challenge: He loves to play in the bathtub, and when I first saw the challenge details, I knew exactly what I was going to shoot. The shape of the tub and placement of the lights in my bathroom allow a lot of light to fall on and behind him without too many harsh shadows (especially if he isn't near the sides.)

While I did push the exposure in RAW and lightened considerably with levels in PS, I can assure you that I didn't paint my cat.

Here are a bunch of alternates/outtakes in my portfolio of Tungsten shots:

154181.jpg

It's a shot of the "studio," and as you can see, he's not quite so light in real life.

Here is a thread where I'm asking for any critiques that could have improved this shot.

Here is the shot that inspired this entry:
135202.jpg

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 431
Avg (all users): 6.8295
Avg (commenters): 8.0870
Avg (participants): 6.9353
Avg (non-participants): 6.7273
Views since voting: 2606
Views during voting: 556
Votes: 346
Comments: 38
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/19/2005 07:19:49 AM
Tungsten is absolutely beautiful, lucky me to see your thread. And no you are now on the receiving end of a lot of genuine affection and always honest attitude, not at all on the dark side :)
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03/28/2005 04:06:34 AM
Wow, this is one of the best pet shots I've seen - if you managed to recreate something of this standard for the pet challenge, you're just about guarenteed a ribbon.
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03/10/2005 02:08:12 PM
Congratulations are in order! Wonderful picture and expression..one of my favorites.
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03/10/2005 08:05:57 AM
excellent

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03/09/2005 09:19:37 PM
I knew this would place highly so well done ! The best cat shot I have seen to date !
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03/09/2005 09:10:50 PM
beautifully done! Congrats on a top ten finish!
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03/09/2005 10:49:44 AM
Just a sublime cat photo!! COngrats!!
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03/09/2005 09:41:43 AM
Very nicely done, professional looking image. This is a technique to remember.
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03/09/2005 04:38:26 AM
This was my favorite shot in the challenge by far. :) He's an adorable model, and this is a great cat shot. Awesome job.
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03/09/2005 12:56:38 AM
Man, this image pierces the heart at once. What a capture, and what a model. Congrats on top 10 finish.

Message edited by author 2005-03-09 00:57:04.
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03/09/2005 12:16:30 AM
Thanks for all the kind comments! I had high hopes for this one, and it didn't disappoint. No, I didn't paint my cat as one thread suggested. =]
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2005 06:57:59 PM
Awesome
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03/07/2005 12:30:22 PM
lovely
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03/07/2005 08:59:10 AM
I like the way the cat appears to be just barely there, but is made unique from the background because of the very beautiful eyes and the interestingly textured fur. Great composition!

Message edited by author 2005-03-09 07:57:29.
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03/04/2005 09:49:59 PM
Very nice exposure and detail. (Devon Rex?... My neighbors have one and it appears similar.) Great animal portrait! (these can be hard to pull off)
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03/04/2005 05:02:07 PM
Love the detail in the fur. Light, but clear. Great work!
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03/04/2005 10:45:12 AM
this is simply wonderful, everything is so-o-o-o-o perfect... the expression on the cat's face, your composition, the lighting, the texture - everything... i could go on and on, but you probably already got a million comments like this... a 10, a favorite, and an easy prediction for your win!
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03/04/2005 06:12:29 AM
Lovely cat, colour and expression. 10
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03/04/2005 02:59:27 AM
cat looks a little overexposed. Good photo anyway.
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03/03/2005 11:43:21 PM
superb!
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03/03/2005 04:56:52 PM
nicely done.. cute
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03/03/2005 01:48:04 PM
wow, what a beautiful cat! definitely up there as one of the best shots in this challenge.
the focusing and lighting is dead-on. good luck :)
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03/03/2005 12:33:48 PM
now that's one odd cat, with huge beautiful eyes! 8
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03/03/2005 10:57:19 AM
Great use of light and focus... 9!
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03/03/2005 12:55:16 AM
Please tell me you didn't paint the poor cat! :)
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03/02/2005 10:10:55 PM
Fascinating..and well captured!
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03/02/2005 10:04:03 PM
"It's fricking freezing in here Mr. Bigglesworth" Dr. Evil
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03/02/2005 07:18:51 PM
great cat shot! Love the position of head..one of my top picks
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03/02/2005 06:12:56 PM
Great expectant shot, and super "light on white" photo. Sharp, concise and nicely cropped. Beautiful cat, too. I like it!
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03/02/2005 03:54:27 PM
Good picture.
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03/02/2005 12:41:16 PM
Beautiful. An absolutely pure "take" ont he challenge description, no gimmickry, compelling image. 10
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03/02/2005 10:23:07 AM
It's the first high key portrait of a cat I've ever seen. I love the strong texture and subtle color. Nice expression.
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03/02/2005 09:07:51 AM
This is beautiful!
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03/02/2005 08:24:26 AM
Stunning capture of a beautiful subject. The lighting and focus couldn't get any better! 10
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03/02/2005 07:11:17 AM
nice in all ways
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03/02/2005 06:51:26 AM
the best I've seen so far. It has all the major elements for this challenge which I haven't seen until now.. Well done and good luck !
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03/02/2005 02:56:48 AM
this just has to ribbon,I dont think theres much else near it 10 from me.
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03/02/2005 12:38:17 AM
whoa...this one is right on!
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