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Prince Surveys Pauperhood
Prince Surveys Pauperhood

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Challenge: Object Isolation by Contrast (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: oslo
Date: Dec 30, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2007

Two ones! Strewth. I was actually pretty pleased with this entry for the challenge, not least because it was serendipitous.
I went out at about 3 pm on the eve of the deadline to take something, when there was precious little daylight left. As luck would have it the cat wanted out as well. The idea of using manually reduced flash occurred to me just as we were going out of the door, so I had to do all the button twiddling a bit sharpish as he doesn't hang around much.
Opened from RAW
Auto levels
Selective colour/black/increased black
Neat image (didn't affect the fur!)
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Place: 156 out of 188
Avg (all users): 4.9536
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0159
Avg (non-participants): 4.9091
Views since voting: 677
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 151
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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01/07/2008 04:36:10 PM
I'll never understand the "1" votes. I almost always have at least a couple. I've probably said so before, but there are darn few "bad" photos on this site.

I think this has excellent contrast, between the dark and light, and between the beautiful grooming and the decay. The eye is a startling contrast to the rest of the image, and you managed to capture quite a bit of detail in that white fur. Good going.

Message edited by author 2008-01-07 16:37:31.
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01/07/2008 03:03:35 PM
I like the line of the stairwell next to the curved back of the cat. I also like the nice rich tones of the red. A good photo for the challenge and a cute kitty.
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01/07/2008 09:04:24 AM
He posed beautifully for you and well done on the exposure with that white fur. He is such a gorgeous cat. Love the title as well. The bright eye looks a little odd but I assume that's from the flash, cats are the most difficult creatures to photograph.
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01/07/2008 07:57:43 AM
Nice shot Raish, I like the color of the eyes.
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01/07/2008 04:58:32 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the eyes look like that from the side due to the flash, yes? Cats' eyes are the most fascinating things. Amazingly good job with the white fur, too. Darn hard to shoot well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 06:28:23 PM
Beautiful cat. So dark on the left, looks like she's floating
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01/01/2008 04:28:44 PM
Beautiful cat!
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12/31/2007 11:04:53 AM
I like this. Original eyes?
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12/31/2007 10:38:59 AM
nice eye.
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12/31/2007 09:31:21 AM
Nice exposure with all that white. Good luck.
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12/31/2007 05:51:10 AM
Not sure about the green eye. Nice shot though.
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12/31/2007 12:16:14 AM
Beautiful kitty. I think the saturation of the green on the eyes makes it look a touch forced.
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