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Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Rennesøy, Norway
Date: Aug 12, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Candid, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2008

Well didnīt really shoot serious photography at all this month, I was on vacation almost all of it and it was the first proper vacation I have taken since 2005 so I was really in the mindset to just relax and take it easy.

We went to Norway, Stavanger to more precise for almost three weeks and I only took family snapshots the whole time, it was brilliant. I donīt have the name of this cat, it was being "babysitted" by people we visited. I am not really much of an cat person but I was playing with it with a piece of string and I noticed it had some interest in the neck strap of the camera so I removed the lenscap, did some quick exposure adjustments and took this shot blind (that is, not looking through the viewfinder), holding the camera against the floor. Itīs taken at 16mm so you can imagine how close the cat was.

I have a feeling this shot wonīt do very well, pet photographs are a bit overdone here at DPC as far as I am concerned so I wont heckle anyone who votes this down, feel free, I probably would as well. I like this shot though and think I did allright considering itīs one of my first times ever photographing a pet. I do like the focus, distortion and lighting in it and the expression of the cat so I really donīt care how it will score, my guess is a mid 5 score. I will take next month seriously though, am back to work and really refreshed so look out!

Spent about 2 minutes processing it, just raw conversion and removed a pillow in the backround.

I am really happy with this score, was about 0.2 higher than I guessed and it got a whopping 6 favorites during voting, I have only gotten so many faves during voting 2-3 times before and I appreciate that much more than a 6.6 score, thx guys and gals! :D

Statistics
Place: 238 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.6987
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6610
Avg (non-participants): 5.8158
Views since voting: 1536
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 156
Comments: 20
Favorites: 13 (view)


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10/05/2008 10:22:45 PM
This is great! It looks like a cat looking down from heaven!
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09/08/2008 03:49:04 PM
5.6?? Are you kidding me? I put this as a favorite within 2 seconds of seeing it. This is beyond a "pet shot." The DOF and lighting are fantastic.
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09/08/2008 09:45:03 AM
Great shot. Definitely underated. I gave you a 6
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09/08/2008 07:44:17 AM
Love it!!!
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09/08/2008 01:55:18 AM
This got full marks from me, I really dug the washed out but super cool dof. Excellent work!
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09/08/2008 12:28:53 AM
Some of us REALLY liked this! Wonderful experiment!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2008 08:08:39 PM
This would really have been wonderful in the "Overexposed" challenge...
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09/07/2008 06:27:09 PM
Amazing effect. 8
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09/07/2008 03:53:37 PM
nicely (over)exposed
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09/07/2008 11:29:32 AM
interesting cat-shot! like the pov. The eyes could be tad brighter, IMO
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09/06/2008 04:32:10 PM
Very very good. Top marks.
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09/05/2008 09:51:06 PM
This would've been great for the overexposed challenge. Really like what you did here.
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09/05/2008 06:20:11 PM
interesting shot
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09/04/2008 07:25:59 PM
WAY cool. Great shot, great processing.
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09/04/2008 07:17:21 AM
Adorable. I like the orange hues and high key effect.
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09/02/2008 04:05:47 PM
Fantastic shot, love the lighting
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09/02/2008 06:19:55 AM
great DOF. this would have made a nice entry for "Overexposure" too
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09/01/2008 01:33:52 PM
kitttyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
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09/01/2008 02:19:46 AM
Love this.
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09/01/2008 01:30:34 AM
Outstanding! That ceiling pattern adds a very nice graphical element, without being overpowering.
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