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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges 2005
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: At home
Date: Feb 23, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2005

I know, I know... it's not a pure white background and some may argue that Emma has dark points that therefore are not light. But I shot this for the challenge and I really like it. Normally the camera has a hard time "seeing" her because her neutral-colored very soft fur seems to absorb light, so I'm quite happy with this one.

Place: 351 out of 431
Avg (all users): 4.3200
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.2148
Avg (non-participants): 4.4091
Views since voting: 888
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 325
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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08/31/2007 04:10:42 PM
Deb - this is actually a really good photo. You just got hurt for entering it in the "wrong" challenge. There's no pure whites in the b/g, which the picky voters of DPC expected, I suspect. In a regular challenge this would have been at least mid 5's.
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01/19/2007 07:49:14 AM
Beautiful cat. Love the eyes. They take me back to a time when I too had a seal point. Mine had a white face though. Thanks for taking me back to a good memory.
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01/19/2007 05:48:41 AM
I like the DoF in this shot and the eyes look awesome.
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07/23/2006 08:45:18 PM
I actually want to comment on the shot of Emma that you have as your profile pic but don't see a full version in your portfolio. I love that shot! She is such a beautiful cat!
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05/13/2006 01:20:49 PM
a lovely collection of light tones, a nice composition, and a pretty cat. too bad I wasn't around to vote.
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02/07/2006 09:58:09 AM
We are owned by a sealpoint too, (along with three dogs and a black cat too, all female OUCH!), understand the problems with taking photos of them, but I know that you will take better overall photos of your cat. Obviously you know the background is not the best, so will not mention that again! This is not a bad photo in any form, but to me there seems to be lots of room for improvement, and remember, this is MY opinion only. First, the lower left part of the cat (in the photo, right side of cat), the shadow of the cat, the cat and the background all seem to blend together. Secondly, from a viewers standpoint, the cat is looking OUT of the photo, leading the viewer to wonder what she is looking at, rather than concentrating on the actual photo. That pose is also not as attractive overall as a straight on or profile shot USUALLY! You also seem to have lost a little sharpness/focus on the cats right eye - left one in photo, not badly, but I did notice that. Overall did a good job on the fur, at least in my opinion, and as I was entered in this challenge, I chose not to vote on it, but would probably of scored this a five, because it was not bad in any sense, but could of been so much better IMO.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2005 06:10:24 PM
seems a little snapshottish... really could have used a white dropsheet behind.
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03/07/2005 12:46:13 PM
would've been good with a solid white background
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03/04/2005 12:03:28 AM

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