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vawendy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Apple III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Oct 13, 2011
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2011


[Oct. 20th, 2011 03:16:47 PM]

This is NOT the shot I had planned!

I had a completely different shot in mind.

However (luckily) I have a naughty kitten. :)

I was trying to simply do a picture of an apple to test my lighting, etc for a more complicated apple shot later on.

Moriarty decided to get up on the table (which he's not supposed to do.)

I quickly took two shots: this entry and this shot:

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I loved both of them, but was still madly in love with my original idea.

But the more I looked at the cat shot, I knew I had to give up on my original plan.

The first processing I did was just sepia:

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But then I decided that I wanted just a tad of the color back.

I fell completely in love with the image. It's so different from my normal stuff -- I wish I knew how to do this more often!

Then my poor friends had to listen to me whine the first day because it started off with 4.7 after 8 votes.

I hereby apologize for my whining! I'm not sure I've ever seen a score climb like this one.

Thanks for the wonderful comments, votes and favs! I have no idea where this will end up -- but I'm so glad that some people liked it as much as I did. :)



Statistics
Place: 6 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.7227
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5185
Avg (non-participants): 6.7826
Views since voting: 1699
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 119
Comments: 17
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/23/2011 12:57:16 AM
Really hard to make this style crop work in my opinion, but it's perfect for this. Love the processing.
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10/22/2011 01:49:06 AM
Moriarty! The squirrels are going to rebel! Congrats on the top 10. Love it.
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10/21/2011 10:27:14 AM
This is going to my favorite place. I appreciate every single detail of this wonderful shot. I call it a classic.
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10/21/2011 09:11:38 AM
Beautiful tones & Moriarty is posing perfectly!
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10/21/2011 08:48:46 AM
Beautiful job, Wendy. The b&w is cool, but this somewhat desaturated version is an inspiration.
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10/21/2011 04:20:20 AM
wow, i just barely squeaked by you wendy. this was one of my top pics, thought this would be in the top 5 for sure.
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10/21/2011 12:14:36 AM
lovely photograph.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2011 10:41:22 PM
lovely processing. fairytaley
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10/20/2011 07:58:50 PM
tremendous clarity on the apple. The cats pose is enhanced by that DOF, and I can only see a certain amount of thematic depth, or I would have given it a 10.
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10/20/2011 12:48:18 PM
that's a really cool shot, I love the processing on this
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10/19/2011 10:47:06 PM
There is such evil mischief in that face. Love the desat.
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10/19/2011 04:30:49 PM
I can't stop looking at her eyes. And I shouldn't look, just wait for her to sniff and move on. Very very scary, perfect. 10+.
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10/19/2011 12:49:08 PM
Excellent!
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10/19/2011 11:09:46 AM
A cat!
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10/18/2011 11:47:30 AM
My favorite in this challenge...10
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10/16/2011 01:16:20 PM
I wish I could give a helpful comment here, but all I can say is Fantastic!

A pure 10
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10/16/2011 10:52:12 AM
Love the tones in this image.
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