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15th March 2012, 11:28 PM
This is my father in-laws cat. Somewhat on the big boned side She was resting on the table soaking up the sun that came through the window. This is what I was trying to capture.
Any comments if it worked (or not) or what I could have done better is very much appreciated.
Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Program Manual
Camera Canon EOS 550D
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640)
Focal Length 50 mm
Last edited by Skyline; 17th March 2012 at 11:19 AM.
16th March 2012, 12:30 AM
This is a darling picture. Focus is right on. I would crop the top to the ear tip and the right side, maybe cutting out all of the paw.
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16th March 2012, 11:27 AM
Dave, the capture itself is great. You certainly caught her in a moment of relaxation and contentment. Are you using a program that will allow you to play with the white balance? The whole photo has a gold cast. Understanding you were catching the sunlight, I'm just thinking that it might be toned down a bit to bring back more of the pet's actual colour. Using the white picker in levels might work, too. Just take that suggestion with a grain or salt; I could be missing the whole idea
16th March 2012, 01:11 PM
Thank you Myra. I have changed the white balance to what I hope shows more of the tabby colour.
Originally Posted by Maritimer1
16th March 2012, 03:16 PM
I'd hafta disagree with that crop suggestion. You lose all the sunlight. Plus I think it's the total mass of the (fat ) cat balanced on the edge that makes it a great shot.
Originally Posted by Ludwig
16th March 2012, 05:14 PM
Thank you Ludwig for the idea, but I do agree with Chris. Thank you both for looking and commenting
16th March 2012, 05:22 PM
I am no pro...just know what I like and I like this shot. Agree with you and Chris regarding not cropping...I love "size" of the cat
16th March 2012, 05:30 PM
Thank you. She is a big girl, but still comes back with a mouse or two apparently. I think she pinches them off her slim sister that lives with her lol.
Originally Posted by Flurry
17th March 2012, 11:21 AM
Tried a b&w of this.............. Yes or no?
Last edited by Skyline; 17th March 2012 at 04:34 PM.
17th March 2012, 11:52 AM
Hi Dave, I liked the original, but yes, definitely "Yes"
It still tells the story of basking in sunlight and is a simpler composition
17th March 2012, 12:01 PM
Yup- the B&W is very nice
17th March 2012, 12:11 PM
Dave, I'd have to give this one a big "Yes". And for the reasons Dave H. cited.
If I had to suggest something, it would be possibly easing off the brightness on the forward-facing ear and maybe lifting the shadows a bit on the camera left side of her face. Hoping to reduce the prominence of the ear and and increase the prominence of her eyes/face in relation. And hopefully making the face/eyes even more of a focal point in the image.
I like the color version but this one sings to me!
17th March 2012, 01:09 PM
Last edited by Skyline; 17th March 2012 at 04:41 PM.
17th March 2012, 02:37 PM
I'd have to give it another big "Yes" Dave!
I don't think you have overdone it at all.
Nicely worked, sir.
17th March 2012, 04:32 PM
Ok. I'll keep that one Terry. Thanks for the help.