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Looking through the stair rails
Looking through the stair rails
Dave Gordon

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Challenge: Framing III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
Location: My home in Saugerties, N.Y.
Date: Jan 22, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/59
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2008

My cat, Panther, likes to sit on the stairs looking through the rails. I've noticed that all the cats I have had seem to like getting behind a pattern of bars and looking out.
Cropped, sharpened, curves, saturation.

Place: 139 out of 159
Avg (all users): 4.5378
Avg (commenters): 4.4444
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Views since voting: 1068
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 225
Comments: 10
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02/18/2008 10:05:02 AM
I quite like that you got the whole cat in the shot, and it is indeed effectively framed. The yellow cast, indicative of "indoor" lighting, kinda matches his eyes. Pretty cat, too!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2008 08:16:16 PM
Seems to have a yellow cast to it, needs some color adjustments.
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01/28/2008 02:34:36 PM
Framing is "ok". Might have been stronger if you could have moved in closer (or zoomed) and filled more of the composition with cat and side "frames". I have two cats and know how challenging it can be to catch a pose with them at times. :-) On the technical side a healthy dose of contrast boost and some light sharpening would really help this pop a little.
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01/27/2008 07:18:51 AM
Good idea but I think you would have been better cropping this about half way up the cat. You also need to increase the contrast- the cat looks like it should be very black, but here it looks very faded.
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01/27/2008 12:08:08 AM
Iliek the composition but feel that this is lacking in contrast and has a bit of noise in the shot.
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01/25/2008 12:34:53 PM
awww, sweet.
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01/24/2008 09:31:59 AM
Seems like too much of a yellow cast.
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01/24/2008 07:27:32 AM
I think I would try to increase the contrast here. Did you try converting to B&W? I like the geometric shapes of the foreground and background.
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01/24/2008 06:18:18 AM
Well done. I like how everything is orange (background, stairs, and eyes of the cat) except the black body of the cat.
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01/23/2008 08:20:09 AM
Focus seems off a bit and contrast could be better. JMO :)
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