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    He is pretty, I need some help

    Hello all,

    I am trying to improve my PP skills so I chose this image of Blanqui, a typical mediterranean cat, totally white (fortunately not deaf) with pink ears, nose and blue eyes.

    So here are some questions:

    - Does it look overshapened?

    - Do you see something wrong?

    - If I tell you I have cloned out large area is it obvious where they are?

    He is pretty, I need some help

    Thanks in advanced.

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    B is lovely and you have great imagination to use red to complement his pink. Blue might have worked too to complement the eyes.

    Oversharpened - no.
    Something wrong - yes. You need to take care of the almost blown highlighted area on the head.
    Cloning - not obvious.

    Apart from that all looks good and is a beautifully composed image.

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    As Bobo mentioned, the image is lovely. The eyes are clear and the hair is well defined. I think I would try another colour, though, for the background. To my eye, the red overwhelms the kitty, who is looking very relaxed. Red, for me, conjures up a feeling of energy. Bobo's suggestion of blue is a good one. Maybe a navy shade or, if this is a casual kind of kitty, a piece of faded denim?

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    He is a lovely boy - not sure but the foreground looks distinctly different from the background with some areas appearing pinkish purple. I'm guessing that this is the natural texture of the fabric ( with a few cat hairs thrown in ) but I find it a bit distracting.

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    Agree with Bobo - great shot, would have gone with Blue as Red is a little overpowering and the forehead area is the only real problem I can see. He has great eyes.

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    Hi Miltos,
    I'll have to go with:
    Yes,
    No,
    No.

    The material in the top left corner looks a bit suspicious.

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    Thank you everyone for your help.

    The fabric was there and I just took the shot, didn't choose the color. I can try with a different background though. The problem is you can't tell a cat where to stay .

    Bobo: about the blown part of the head I have a well exposed raw but what I found is that when I darken the highlights the head looks underexposed and not natural. He is totally white.

    Helen: Now I am on a laptop I see that pink think you mentioned. In my home monitor the problem was not there. I will play with the colors and try to fix it. The other problem is that I shot this on Spring were the whole house was covered with cat hairs..).

    Andre: you think the eyes are oversharpened or the fur?

    Here is the SOOC version:

    He is pretty, I need some help

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    Re: He is pretty, I need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    The problem is you can't tell a cat where to stay .
    Sure you can. Just be prepared to be ignored.

    I don't think the area on the head is blown. My software indicates lost highlights only in a tiny portion of that area. I think instead that the angle of light on those hairs is flat, which reveals little detail.

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