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
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
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