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Like Satin to Touch
Like Satin to Touch

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Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: My livingroom
Date: May 15, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 sek
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

Probably not the only cat photo in this challenge and I'm really not expecting this one to do well.

My carpet is horrible, it's not a posed shot and the polished wow factor is missing. However my cat is the silkiest and smoothest creature I know so here she is :)

Post processing: Levels, curves, unsharp mask after resize.

Place: 83 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.1893
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 4.7500
Avg (non-participants): 5.3091
Views since voting: 671
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 280
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/24/2007 07:03:15 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I've no doubt that this cat is exceptionally smooth and silky to the touch - all your photographs of her really emphasize the delightful nature of her markings and fur (and personality, I might add!) You're right, though in that this probably isn't the best shot you've had of her, but I like the fact she seems to be quite enjoying the spot of sunshine - a very familiar pose for cat owners everywhere. A very well distributed bell curve on the score - you met the challenge, but as you say, failed to "wow" voters.

I never tire of seeing pictures of her, so keep entering them! (I particularly love the one where she's leaping into the picture - still one of my favs of yours!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 11:50:08 AM
Photo filter? The warm tones are wonderful. Nice work.
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05/20/2007 10:24:08 PM
Another nap?
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05/20/2007 06:32:14 PM
I would crop this to just the part of the cat in the light because the hair looks soooo silky its incredible but all the shaddows take away from the focus I think
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05/20/2007 01:49:43 PM
Very nice. I don't know how you achieved such a smooth look to it but good job.
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05/18/2007 09:22:53 PM
Beautiful use of the light... and the puss is gorgeous!!!
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05/18/2007 11:40:40 AM
pretty. i like that your image is of a cat. very silky smooth looking. nice job meeting the challenge.
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05/17/2007 10:52:10 AM
I like the lighting and the warm nuetral colors throughout the image. Nice composition
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05/16/2007 07:19:58 AM
great shot, but I also see lots of edges to over power the silky
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05/16/2007 06:51:38 AM
Excellent use of light to expose texture and evoke soft and warm and silk!
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05/16/2007 12:51:16 AM
Love the colors.
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