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El gato en azul
El gato en azul

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Living Room
Date: Dec 1, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: Auto (50-150)
Shutter: .6 sec
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2002


Place: 120 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.0658
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 4.9595
Avg (non-participants): 5.2316
Views since voting: 1037
Votes: 243
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/12/2002 01:43:12 PM
Critique Club for #119 "El Gato en azul"

Composition - Wonderful detail on the subject of this photo. Strange how his right eye is so much darker than the left. He looks like a typical grown up cat, scowling at the camera like "I dare you to take this picture". The only things that I see that look peculiar are the lighting is a little harsh and the background is too busy. A softer light would've been a better choice. I don't really like the blue tint to the picture. I think it takes away from the overall effectiveness of the shot. But for the blue challenge, it's the only way to enter your orange (I'm assuming) cat.

Background - As I said before, I think there's too much stuff in the background. The couch and blankets are ok, but the shelf on the wall above the cat's tail and the piece of furniture in the top left corner should have been cropped out. The pillows could stay or go. They aren't quite as distracting as the dark wood objects.

Camera work - Pretty well done. Exposure could've been little less to keep the lighting under a little more control. Focused well. There could've been a little more room given on the left side, but I don't believe it is essential to the shot. Actually the whole frame could've been adjusted a little to the left. It would put the cat's head on the right third.

Post-processing - This is my biggest problem with this photo. I don't like the blue. Everything else looks pretty good. There is no warmth to this picture in blue, not to mention the cat's expression which is anything but warm.

Overall - I think this photo was taken pretty well. I like the detail in the whiskers of the cat. I don't like the blue tint. This could've been a better pic if 1) the whole frame was moved a little to the left. 2) The exposure was controlled a little better so the light in the foreground wasn't so bright. 3) The background was a little less cluttered. The blue thing is more of a personal choice, but I still don't like it. - Good luck in future challenges - Inspzil
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 11:45:32 PM
I like this very much. Very crisp and clear. focus is wonderful. The blue tint even looks good on a cat strangely enough. The pose is great, and angle and framing/cropping are also very nice. The lighting is good, except for a small hot spot on the kitties foot. otherwise a great job. good luck in the challenge.
12/08/2002 10:06:07 PM
The blue tine really needs high contrast and dramatic lighting to really work well. This needs alot more contrast and a less busy background.
12/06/2002 12:34:16 PM
Beautiful cat portrait
12/06/2002 09:56:07 AM
This is good. I like the Tungsten affect you added here.
12/06/2002 03:38:35 AM
12/05/2002 06:16:22 PM
Finally, a nice animal shot. Good Job.
12/04/2002 10:04:24 PM
nice pussycat
12/03/2002 09:19:00 PM
bet you could sell this one----10
12/03/2002 08:50:00 PM
nice photo of the cat, but it looks like you just adjusted the colors to make it blue, instead of finding it blue before you took the picture. sometimes it works, but this time it didn't.
12/03/2002 12:51:00 AM
I think this would have been a good shot without the blue cast. Wouldn't have met the challenge then probably but would have looked better to me.
12/03/2002 12:44:00 AM
Don't understand title but I like the pic.
12/02/2002 09:09:00 PM
The cat in blue........aahhhwa! Love this little kitty. Very nice shot. Justine
12/02/2002 04:54:00 PM
All you did was mess up a nice kitty cat picture. Don't do this to a cat. He doesn't deserve it. PTL
12/02/2002 04:18:00 PM
Nice shot - just needs some tidying up behind the cat where the flower pattern doesn't show.
12/02/2002 10:43:00 AM
Although I often have problems with pets in the challenge, I like this one very much: the blue tone fits very well to the cat's expression.
Sad that the pillow and the shelve disturbs the whole composition a little.
12/02/2002 07:45:00 AM
a mellow picture, very nice!
12/02/2002 04:10:00 AM
Nice cat picture. Don't think it suits the blue though.
12/02/2002 12:43:00 AM
Very pretty. I am NOT a cat person, but this photo has appeal. Very soothing and calming. Great expression on the cat.

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