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Challenge: Beauty (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Istanbul
Date: May 29, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005


Place: 112 out of 255
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Votes: 256
Comments: 10
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06/12/2005 05:35:27 PM
*Greetings from the Critique Club!*

I really like the colors and composition of the shot. I think, however, that you may have overprocessed the reds in the shot. Don't get me wrong, I like the overall impression that the reds give me, but I think that you might be able to keep that overall impression by selectively choosing which objects to saturate. For example, I think you could elect NOT to choose the bowl and it's fractured elements to saturate - creating a less "obvious" use of red saturation. This might lead the viewer to interpret the glass bowl and contained kitten as a separate object on its own merit (which I think might be advantageous in this particular instance).

The cropping and composition are great. I like the off-set placement of the subject matter and the direction of the kitten's eyes that lead you to the negative space.

The reflection of the reds in the crevasses of the bowl are a little distracting and the harshness of the processing seems to show a bit around the kitten itself. I think you could probably selectively reduce these a bit and still retain the overall "feel" of warmth created by the rosy colors. You can probably selectively bring out some of the warm golden tones of the kitty by altering the source lighting for that particular object.

Overall, I think this is a really great shot. You've managed to maintain a warm "fuzzy" feeling and presented it in a tastefully artful manner. You've also managed to fuse very unlikely elements in a cohesive manner (the red colors, hard glass, and a furry animal). Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2005 04:17:34 PM
this is a very interesting and well done photo...the red backround reflects beautifully in the crystal bowl and acts as great contrast to the cute kiten...3 very different elements blended together beautifully
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06/05/2005 07:58:50 AM
Very cute !! Good choice of bakground color. It's a little washed out at the top, oven the kitten's head though ...
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06/04/2005 07:37:18 PM
Nice kitten capture, hopefully she wasn't too scared of the flash. 5
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06/04/2005 02:07:07 AM
Awwwwwwwwww! First off, I love the colours; secondly, I'm a sucker for a little kitty in any sort of little container. In this case, the pretty bowl works well, and the kitty is absolutely adorable. Composition is nice; colours all look good, and the sharpness is decent. I see some mild noise or perhaps compression artifacts in the red, but red always seems to show that too much, so it doesn't take away IMO. Adorable! Nice shot.
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06/01/2005 11:54:08 PM
I personally don't care for this bright red background, it is a bit overpowering in my opinion, takes away from the adorable kitten.
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06/01/2005 12:49:44 PM
Awwwwwww. What a great little poser!!!! It looks like it could be a framed print in a Vet's office! Great job.
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05/31/2005 10:25:26 PM
Is this guy beautiful or what? Incredible. They do get in places which surprise us. I know one tiny basket outside the house that a little one gets in but then I find the full grown ones in it too. Anyway, a lovely capture. This little guy is the sweetest thing I have seen.
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05/30/2005 02:16:52 PM
awwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! adorable kitty
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05/30/2005 10:12:11 AM
Excellent capture.
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