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Double, double toil and trouble...
Double, double toil and trouble...
RKT


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Challenge: Superstitions & Urban Legends II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: My home...the witches den was booked for a party.
Date: Jun 27, 2006
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 seconds
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2006

...Fire burn and caldron bubble.



...like I've mentioned before, I have special powers...



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after:

About the quilt, the one on the wall...I made it, it was my very first published work, and has been to more places in the world than I have...it's called "We're Never Really Alone" The eyes are surround by fabric with various roach like bugs...I printed and the fabric.

The cats...I didn't "pose" them...they are not dogs. All natural light except for some spot lighting on their faces...I wanted the faces to show, the bodies didn't matter...I know they're cats and assumed you would too. I don't care too much about "technical perfection"...just how the image comes together and that it's not boring, to me atleast...

...thanks for all those comments!

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Statistics
Place: 18 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.9570
Avg (commenters): 7.0323
Avg (participants): 5.8293
Avg (non-participants): 5.9740
Views since voting: 1390
Views during voting: 527
Votes: 349
Comments: 35
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/05/2006 11:33:23 PM
You quilt, too? Clever combination of skills, that! Oh, and I like the picture. Yes, they're black cats - ain't no way to light them in any technically perfect way. The fact they stayed where they are for 2.5 seconds is the part I find amazing.
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07/05/2006 07:19:29 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 09:04:47 PM
awww!!!!
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07/04/2006 01:49:34 PM
Hey, I know who this is! Good use of natural light, as always. I could have sworn that the wall hanging had bug thingies on it, though, instead of eyes :P
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07/04/2006 12:07:52 PM
Technical: Focus - 1
Light - 1
Quality - 1
Aesthetic: P.O.V. - 0
Comp. - 1
Color - 0
Wow factor: 0
Personal tilt: 2/3
07/04/2006 07:16:43 AM
Very interesting picture
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07/03/2006 08:22:56 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 1/2
Focus: 2/2
Creativity: 2/2
Aesthetics: 1/3
07/02/2006 11:41:35 AM
What beautiful cats. I'll bet they do give you double trouble when they get going. It is a nice shot, but maybe too much like a snapshot. Still, it is not to say the image shouldn't have been taken. A tighter crop may have focused more attention on the cats and the umbrella, though I am not sure what the umbrella represents.
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07/02/2006 07:16:57 AM
The open umbrella is a nice touch. I like the composition too.
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07/02/2006 02:47:02 AM
Hehehe...my black cat is sitting between my arms as I type this.
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07/01/2006 10:27:31 PM
Hank 'n Salem are indeed urban legends.
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07/01/2006 04:35:53 PM
Aw, cute :)
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07/01/2006 11:50:25 AM
I don't know how anyone could sleep in that bed now! Interesting quilt on the wall. I'm not sure how, but the first cat and the far wall are in focus, while the middle cat seems blurry to me. Maybe he moved.
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06/30/2006 10:05:36 PM
I like. I don't know but you might be getting flack for the underexposed face of CloserKitty - I think it works wonders with only the eyes visible, it leads nicely with the eye-filled dealybob hanging on the wall.
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06/30/2006 05:50:10 PM
Great, great picture.
Dude...that thing on the wall...I don't think I'd be able to sleep with all those eyes looking at me.
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06/30/2006 03:01:05 PM
You are as supersticious as I am ! lol
I really love your patchworks by the way...
It's a beautiful photo , the cats feel very at ease and the one under the umbrella brings me back many memories...
I like the composition and the black & white choice.
For me , a peaceful scene with beautiful elements.A well deserved 10 !
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06/30/2006 12:08:28 PM
Great choice of tone! The quilt on the wall adds a nice dimension to this as does the umbrella. Wonderful exposure for the lighting used. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/30/2006 02:35:18 AM
awesome composition. unique...there is a lot going on but it is not at all distracting or upsetting...nicely done.
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06/29/2006 07:14:13 PM
i wish that the cat close up was not so dark... but other than that i love the idea, the black and white, and the composition. great work 7
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06/29/2006 07:12:33 PM
Not sure if the umbrella was necessary. But I think the B&W was a good choice.
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06/29/2006 04:04:31 PM
No sure I like the back ground for those lovely kities. They would perfect against something less busy
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06/29/2006 01:26:14 PM
Wow... Very supersticious. 7
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06/29/2006 09:09:38 AM
Hey, I really dig that quilt on the wall. Got another? Pretty Cats.
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06/29/2006 02:26:44 AM
Dude thats bad luck!!! lol
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06/28/2006 10:43:04 PM
Rachel:) I love that quilt on the wall!! I think your cats are ready to do movies:))
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06/28/2006 10:38:26 PM
Nice idea, and I like the b&w. Perhaps a little too narrowly cropped? I like the shadows and textures
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06/28/2006 02:42:29 PM
Hmmm...wonder who took this one! Looks like the kids were cooperating with you. Very nice!
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06/28/2006 02:33:34 PM
I like it. :) However, the foreground cat seems to be just slightly out of focus. Oh, and the "wall of eyes" in the background freaks me out a little... ;)
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06/28/2006 01:48:52 PM
All those eyes in the background are a little bit creepy. The lightning seems to not be favoring the black cats. you can't really make up any detail in them!
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06/28/2006 12:50:23 PM
B&W is great, I like the combination of indoor umbrella with black cats, very sharp/clear I put you in my top 5
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06/28/2006 11:43:39 AM
Very cool photo :) 8
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06/28/2006 11:18:10 AM
Love the eye quilt in the background. Very nice touch, but the umbrella in my opinion has to go. and better poses for the models. The front one is ok, but the back one should be changed. Maybe get rid of the pillows and crop the image tighter?
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06/28/2006 10:06:34 AM
I love the way the headboard and umbrella look but the definition has been lost in the closer cat. cant see where the face ends and body begins. also both cats have motion blur which obviously is hard to avoid with cats but does take soemthing away from the photo. 6
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06/28/2006 01:22:13 AM
LOL.
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06/28/2006 12:58:04 AM
Love it! I wonder how you made the cats lie still :)
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