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Sunshine Makes Me High

By AnneWorner  
Flash was kind enough to stay put this morning when I caught him basking in this ray of sunlight.

I hope you like this, as Flash was quite pleased with the result.

Thanks for looking and thanks for votes and comments on my Passiflora image.

Critique is welcome - I figure if I can hand it out, I should be able to take it also Wink

We have a 3-day weekend over on this side of the pond, so I will catch up with you in a few days. Thanks for looking, but by all means don't open the large version.


EXIF: f 5.6 @ 1/15 second hand-held, ISO 400; focal length 42mm

Tags: General Feline Cat Digitally manipulated Duotone Ginger Pets and captive animals Selective coloring Wefi

Voters: A_Harrison, pascalg, dven and 108 more

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A_Harrison 16 261 Canada
1 Sep 2008 4:49AM
Great lighting well done. Just the way I always picture a cat

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
1 Sep 2008 5:00AM
beautiful ;
looks like selective colouring !

back to work today ; will mostly c&r for a couple of weeks, sorry
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
1 Sep 2008 6:40AM
wow..great lighting ,composition and presentation.....very good Anne

cjl47 13 5 3 England
1 Sep 2008 6:55AM
Brilliant lighting.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
1 Sep 2008 7:00AM
Excellent dramatic light

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
1 Sep 2008 7:02AM
Likes John Denver does he........Sunshine Anne. Super image. Ron.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
1 Sep 2008 7:10AM
like the way he is lit, whats his name ? lesley
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 7:14AM
This is so good.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
1 Sep 2008 7:44AM
I absolutely love this, so in line with a cat's nature. If there's a sunny spot, there you will find them.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 8:55AM
Tricky light used to excellent advantage. Love the way it catches the proofile of the nose. Very clever shot, beautifully composed. Straight into favourites.
imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:03AM
really beautiful capture, very well done
mrsvee 13 1 England
1 Sep 2008 9:12AM
Fantastic close-up image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
Stace 13 2 2 England
1 Sep 2008 9:22AM
Very well captured, super lighting
jove 13 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:24AM
Very nice image.
Well caught.
User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:35AM
Amazing image Anne, love the lighting

discreetphoton Plus
16 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 10:59AM
I think this is teriffic. A little noisy in the larger version in the darker areas, but not to the point of putting me off. Although I think the blend from coulour to shadow areas is a bit harsh.
You did ask, I still love it Wink
Cormy 13 3 England
1 Sep 2008 11:11AM
What a beautiful dragon Anne or is it a Liver Bird ??
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
1 Sep 2008 11:53AM
Beautiful, the lighting is spot on.
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
1 Sep 2008 12:04PM
This is so well taken. I love the splash on sunlight on him.
I have a cat named Flash too, and probably for the same reason.
He has a lighting streak of white down his back, and is a bob tail.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
1 Sep 2008 12:40PM
Nice use of the light
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 1:42PM
Beautiful light and composition Anne.
MNPHOTO 13 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 2:32PM
fantastic light
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
1 Sep 2008 2:40PM
Very nice of you Flash, sitting still gave your photographer time to make an excellent portrait--- you also chose a wel lit place to nap, etc!
chuckspics 14 14 United States
1 Sep 2008 2:57PM
Such a great looking Kitty, did a mod, hope you approve, Chuck
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
1 Sep 2008 3:06PM
I love the harsh lighting here.It makes for a super contrast in the image.If it was mine, I would feel like the cat that got the cream !!!!
RoddBC 15 40 United States
1 Sep 2008 3:07PM

PeelNStick 17 4 United States
1 Sep 2008 3:55PM
Excellent work. Great Exposure work.
Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 3:55PM
Nice use of available light. Cats are like photographers, always seeking a good patch of light Smile
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 4:06PM
Fab light and superb capture of this little beauty.
Marilyn x
p.s. well done on your passion flower in Best of Week Gallery congrats!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 5:45PM
I love the outline created by the light
Thanks for your help with making links Anne. Sorry I hadn't got back to you until now.
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
1 Sep 2008 6:10PM
It's for my wife!!!
She willl love it!
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 6:50PM
Super shot. Lovely lighting.

robway 16 318 Wales
1 Sep 2008 7:21PM
Very moody cat image and I love the side lighting the the gao in the doorway.

Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
1 Sep 2008 7:28PM
Superbly lit and captured

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 7:46PM
A purrrfect pose, and wonderful sunlight to enhance the fur.Love it!

mutley68 15 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:23PM
Very photogenic cat! He is lovely and so is this photo
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
1 Sep 2008 9:55PM
Thanks everyone - it's too hot here to stay out today, so taking some time to comment Smile
Chuck, of course I approve of your mod - I think mods are great. It shows interest, and it's educational to see how others might view or improve on an image.
ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 10:36PM
Had to click and earlier so...
2 great things. The 1st what a great shot and then secondly the processing is fantastic.
As you say about Mods it is great to see what others are achieving with the same kit.

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
1 Sep 2008 10:55PM
Good eyes Anne, this is amazing image and shot.
imagio 14 12 1 England
1 Sep 2008 11:21PM
I find this so atmospheric Anne, looks like he is hiding in the shadows either after or before a kill, thats my take on it.. great shot

MRS_IMANDER 13 14 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 11:23PM
Love this

great capture
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
1 Sep 2008 11:27PM
Great lighting in this lovely shot. - gary
danbrann 16 640 17
1 Sep 2008 11:27PM
The light is a bonusto this nice little cameo.
piccy 15 8 Wales
1 Sep 2008 11:39PM
Such a beautiful pic, love the way the light catches him. He couldn't be a better colour for this type of shot.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 Sep 2008 12:17AM
you caught Flash in the light just right, looks gorgeous Smile

Pitt Bulls are illegal, they get round it by mixing the breeding here

bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 12:21AM
wonderful image
Mavis 19 143 2 England
2 Sep 2008 5:13AM
" Summer and the living is easy " A fine capture . Lovely light glowing on the furry bits Smile xxx
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 7:18AM
i absolutely love this capture, its awesome
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
2 Sep 2008 8:38AM
A great use of light ...superb work..Smile

hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
2 Sep 2008 8:59AM
This is gorgeous, just gorgeous...
2 Sep 2008 12:11PM
Super light good work.
Mikelane 14 1 Wales
2 Sep 2008 2:51PM
Great shot anne ,lovely light excellently captured excellent work well done regards
Richsr 14 91 223 England
2 Sep 2008 4:59PM
Like the lighting and tones in this Anne - great capture.
Regards Richard.
MRSbiscuit60 13 224 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 5:29PM
not a cat lover but a lovely shot all the same
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
2 Sep 2008 6:02PM
A superb composition Anne.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 9:43PM
If there is only a single beam hitting the floor - it is the spot where you find them - isn't it amazing?
Lovely image, like the interaction of light and shadow.
2 Sep 2008 10:17PM
well seen image, nice one.
Dave87 14 42 5 England
2 Sep 2008 10:32PM
Love this shot - obviously taken by a cavalier photographer!! Breaks all the rules but still works a real treat. No rules about only lighting a cat from the front - when back lighting like this works so well. The shaft of light entering the darken room (from the assumed partly opened back door) backlighting this subject is spot on.

No hesitation giving this shot a click, smashing.

Pegon 16 78 1 England
2 Sep 2008 10:33PM
Superb work, I love the light.
2 Sep 2008 11:58PM
Glorious shot

Yes inspirational poem and have got the cartridge cases
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
3 Sep 2008 5:59AM
What lovely lighting in this fantastic capture Anne.
azurak 13 Croatia
3 Sep 2008 7:27AM
good use of light and well exposed.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
3 Sep 2008 9:18AM
Wonderful image, beautifully captured.
MDaniel 14 3 3 Ghana
3 Sep 2008 11:14AM
That Zukio lens is working well. Great stuff
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
3 Sep 2008 11:58AM
Love the lighting,lovely shot.
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2008 4:13PM
Wonderful light and colour, lovely image. Well done.
Paree 16 616 3
3 Sep 2008 7:05PM
what a stunningly beautiful photo
so well done
JudeC 14 6 3 England
3 Sep 2008 7:13PM
Perfect lighting - Jude.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
3 Sep 2008 10:28PM
Just superb Anne. The light is brilliant.
Aurora 16 3 England
3 Sep 2008 10:45PM
The stream of light from the door is very effective.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
3 Sep 2008 10:48PM
Thanks everyone - and thanks for the modification Andy. I have a b&w and a duotone up my sleeve, but you beat me to it Wink
Glad to see you back btw!
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
4 Sep 2008 1:18AM
Excellent lighting effect.
GlenD 14 United States
4 Sep 2008 6:13AM
Great shot Anne, been thinkg of ways to shoot our cat just might have to copy you Wink
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:45AM
This is just wonderful Anne and superb composition and use of the light and shadows
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
4 Sep 2008 10:30AM
Beautiful use of light and shadows Anne, a gorgeous capture.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4255 Canada
4 Sep 2008 12:57PM
This is a lovely study both of the cat and the beautiful light and shadows.

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
4 Sep 2008 1:29PM
Thanks for all your comments! I'm chuffed as you all say on the other side of the pond Smile

Willie thanks for the mod - I see you've made it completely square (I hesitated to crop so close to the other paw), and warmed it up.
I should probably upload the original shot - I duotoned this one and then put back the sunlit areas with selective color.

As I've said before, I consider modifications a great compliment, as they show interest. Also, it's a great way to learn.

Dotrob 15 Wales
4 Sep 2008 9:06PM
Superb capture.
trollyd 14 1
4 Sep 2008 11:43PM
This is a very very good photo Anne ..
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
6 Sep 2008 10:06AM
really like this image Anne,
you have got the exposure just right, just enough light and shadow to work well
Dave87 14 42 5 England
6 Sep 2008 12:18PM
I keep coming back to look at this shot. Itís that shaft of light from the top right backlighting this subject that appeals to me. I especially like the light as it lands on the cats head backlighting the whiskers and the cats hair together with the light running up the ears with the rest of the face moving into the darkness. With 101 votes also needs one of those award things to finish off the job correctly. Well done and deserves it.

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
7 Sep 2008 12:08AM
Thanks again everyone, and Dave, thanks so much for the User Award - it's a compliment, and much appreciated.
7 Sep 2008 6:11PM
nickyv32 14 135 England
8 Sep 2008 10:35PM
Beautiful, love the light and glad to make it 105.

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 8:28PM
Our parrot also likes to bathe in the sun in the morning. I like the warm colours and the way the sun has just caught the eye.

JimV 15 6 3 Canada
11 Sep 2008 5:29AM
So well seen and taken Anne.........of course I looked at the large version!
Rgds., Jim

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