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Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 Compact High Speed Zoom for Canon
Location: Florida
Date: Feb 19, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2008

My cat Kyro hanging out between the blinds and the window. Overexposed on purpose, but I'm sure many won't see that. I don't expect this to do well with the DPC voters, but I'm in love with it. I love the mostly white canvas, the "white space" as you will. I don't expect over a 5 for this.

Post Challenge - Aw, no brown? I still love this, I'm going to do some more editing to it and hang it on my wall! :)

Place: 256 out of 261
Avg (all users): 3.9704
Avg (commenters): 3.4286
Avg (participants): 3.8679
Avg (non-participants): 4.0825
Views since voting: 866
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 203
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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08/28/2008 11:21:32 AM
Good use of overexposure in this shot. I like it.
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03/04/2008 04:55:02 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

I thought this captures the spirit of the Siamese cat perfectly. Sorry if I ruined your shot at the brown!

haha! Thank-you very much for your vote. :)

Message edited by author 2008-03-04 16:56:38.
03/03/2008 04:12:26 PM
I thought this captures the spirit of the Siamese cat perfectly. Sorry if I ruined your shot at the brown!
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03/03/2008 01:06:54 AM
I thought the blown out look may have been on purpose. As far as scores go, I am finding that whatever i think it should get, it will come in 1-1.5 lower.

Bravo for entering a shot you liked in spite of knowing it wouldn't score well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2008 11:34:52 PM
Normally this type of photo would not be my cup of tea... it is quite blown out and I normally don't understand why someone would do that intentionally. But this time, it adds a depth of the sneaky slyness of the Siamese... it works for me. I would have liked the ears to be a little more in focus, but overall, this is a captivating photo! Good job!!!
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03/02/2008 05:41:46 PM
Siamese wise man see brown ribbon in future. Hmmm, this could be a Whiterook entry. If this is not an entry from him, please consider that a compliment.
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03/01/2008 01:30:55 PM
Too over ex....
02/28/2008 08:53:06 PM
Striking, but the overexposure (deliberate, I am sure)makes me uncomfortable. The face feels unfinished.
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02/28/2008 08:09:01 PM
This kitty is just too "blown out". It detracts from those lovely blue eyes.
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02/28/2008 01:25:33 AM
The aliens have landed. jk :) Quite overexposed, but im sure it was on purpose.
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02/27/2008 05:13:44 PM
The colors seem blown out to me. As this is an advanced editing, you could have taken this in b&w and then added the intense blue of the eyes. Or even shot it in color and then tweaked the shading.
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02/27/2008 03:27:50 PM
I like the high key and the "fill in the details on your own" aspect of the brightly lit side. Having tried this in a previous challenge, I hope you're scoring better with it!
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02/26/2008 06:10:54 PM
too much contrast
02/26/2008 12:11:57 PM
Well done effect, though not my cup of tea.....I'd have liked a looser crop subjectively. 5
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02/25/2008 07:10:30 PM
over white for my taste
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02/25/2008 06:36:20 PM
I think a high key could work with this subject. It would be better with a whiter background and then less whites over all. Those blue eyes would then really stand out. Needs a bit more DOF with a smaller aperture to get the ears in focus with the nose. Good try.
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02/25/2008 06:13:19 PM
I don't like the overblown out highlights, sorry and good luck.
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02/25/2008 02:21:38 PM
Like the concept with the high key, but, especially with those divine eyes, retaining their clarity more make this better in my opinion.
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02/25/2008 01:59:35 PM
way too overexposed
02/25/2008 12:30:57 AM

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