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Cats ready for the catch

By dusfim
Photo taken during one of my photo sessions at early morning at Valletta Malta harbor. This fisherman is always at the same place, with the cats near him ready for the fresh meal

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Joline Plus
9 27 53 United States
8 Sep 2010 12:50PM
A great find, and an alluring subject. I will email you a couple of versions, removing the rock on the left. To me it draws the eye out of the frame. The lighting on this, and the exposure is quite nice.

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dusfim 6 Malta
8 Sep 2010 12:56PM
Yes I agree that the rock on the I should eliminated, but I thought it would make an effect.
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
8 Sep 2010 12:59PM
for me the cats waiting for their supper makes a smashing picture, but they need to be the focus of the pic, so i've cropped to emphasise them and losing the distracting rock. also your horizon is abit off dipping to the right. if you get the chance i'd zoom in on them more to get better definition of the cats.lesley
dusfim 6 Malta
8 Sep 2010 1:28PM
Yes i agree Lesley regarding the cats they should be more in focus. I have some other pics which I think they are bit better, Thanks for your comment
SteveH1978 6 2 3 England
8 Sep 2010 1:54PM
Great image, like the story too. The diagonal composition with the harbour walls in the top third really helps to make the image. Nice work.

Steve
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
8 Sep 2010 1:57PM
i look forward to seeing another of the cats being the stars of the show Smile lesley
dusfim 6 Malta
8 Sep 2010 2:25PM
Frank, you really have a good eye for the photo. All your advice on strategic points I totally agree with you. I will pay more attention for this points.
Dusfim
Carrie_1 6 2 6 Wales
8 Sep 2010 2:30PM
I thought I'd try something a little different to the other mods, here I have used the HDR in photoshop to boost the detail in the rock. I also leveled out the horizon and took out the rock on the left.
Caroline
paulbroad 8 113 1020 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2010 5:09PM
Horizon does need straightening, but for me, the angler being on the right and looking right is never going to work regardless of any other mod - than a drastic crop - the portrait format crop is quite good.

The interest is the man and the cats - the scene is not very strong. The really cracking image here is a frame filler of just angler and cats - even better if he was holding a fish and the cats were all begging.

Paul
User_Removed 7 26 2 United States
8 Sep 2010 9:16PM
Wonderful shot - love your writeup. It looks so peaceful there.
Christina

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