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A cat at the door
A cat at the door

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: In The Style Of: bspurgeon (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Cats & Dogs
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Maianbar
Date: Jul 11, 2011
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2011

Letís have no illusions. This is an image by Abra inspired by the bspurgeon style and it was never going to do Benís artistic ability true merit.

One of my cats was at the backdoor waiting to be let in casting a shadow that I found intriguing. I would have loved a more obvious profile from Connie but it was going to happen. I do like the textures from the old door. The colours were rather nice as well but his style is predominately B&W (yes, I know he does colour too but when I think of his style B&W is what comes to mind).

Iím going to be away for the voting period which is disappointing as I really wanted to vote and comment on this challenge. I donít feel my entry is going to popular in a challenge that I expect will have many fine artists entering so bring on the expected low 5 score.

Post voting

I am so completely blown away with how well this was received. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. The most I've ever received during a challenge and so many from some of the most respected members from this site, and the average vote was 8 for commenters - I'm very humbled.

Place: 26 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.2261
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4875
Avg (non-participants): 5.6286
Views since voting: 485
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 115
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/17/2012 01:26:40 AM
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12/16/2012 07:19:16 PM
There is such a longing to this image.
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12/19/2011 12:41:31 AM
I thought I'd commented on this before - I know I've looked at it several time! One of my favorites from Ben's challenge and a lovely shot all on its own as well.
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08/04/2011 10:34:28 PM
Meow! Great door texture, interesting in and of itself, the hint of cat is better than icing on cake :-)
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07/22/2011 06:13:35 AM
Very very nice shot. Good result too!
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07/22/2011 12:05:02 AM
Looks like a new #2 for you! Always nice to freshen up the profile page. Congrats on a killer entry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2011 10:36:45 PM
Love how the light falls on the door. Fun use of a silhouette.
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07/21/2011 10:07:33 PM
I love the composition. Highly geometrical with the irreverent inclusion of catness. 9
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07/21/2011 05:59:02 PM
Let me in... Wonderful photo!
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07/20/2011 12:18:27 PM
I am probably totally wrong, but this has more of a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' paulbtlw feel to it than Ben's. Love that feeling of having caught something of note, though we don't yet know what - an image that will play a crucial role in the unraveling of a twisted plot. Not that that's important, because it's going straight to faves.
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07/20/2011 04:19:47 AM
Great comp! : )
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07/20/2011 03:56:35 AM
Full of rich tones and texture, but it's the unique perspective and composition that is truly captivating. 8
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07/19/2011 05:57:25 AM
Mysterious and nicely arranged.
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07/18/2011 12:05:11 PM
The cat is perfect.
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07/17/2011 07:29:23 PM
Great POV, very effective!
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07/16/2011 09:44:15 PM
I love this. I've come back to it 3 times. So random. So perfect. 7
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07/16/2011 05:41:13 PM
Don't let it in, they always make a mess. By the way great image.
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07/16/2011 04:51:49 PM
This is such a great picture ... I wished that the cat would have moved its head just so slightly ... but then where would be the mystery, the candid feeling? Very nice.
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07/16/2011 02:40:03 PM
Back to comment... So wonderfully different! Love the textures of the peeling paint, the sharp angles on the panels to compliment the softness of the shadow. 10
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07/16/2011 01:29:23 PM
One of my favorites; hope it does well for you. (voted earlier)
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07/16/2011 11:24:36 AM
Wonderful detail in this. Love the lurking shadow and the feeling of stealth, intrusion.
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