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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.

Anne

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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Comments


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

Allan

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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
10 2 Austria
1 Sep 2008 6:40AM
wow..great lighting ,composition and presentation.....very good Anne

ollie
cjl47 Plus
8 4 3 England
1 Sep 2008 6:55AM
Brilliant lighting.
chris
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
1 Sep 2008 7:00AM
Excellent dramatic light

Peter
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
1 Sep 2008 7:02AM
Likes John Denver does he........Sunshine Anne. Super image. Ron.
cassiecat Plus
7 39 46 England
1 Sep 2008 7:10AM
like the way he is lit, whats his name ? lesley
VIKI Plus
9 18 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 7:14AM
This is so good.
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
9 838 1368 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.
Moira
imander Plus
8 388 7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:03AM
really beautiful capture, very well done
ian
1 Sep 2008 9:12AM
Fantastic close-up image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
Vee.
Stace Plus
7 2 2 England
1 Sep 2008 9:22AM
Very well captured, super lighting
Stace
1 Sep 2008 9:24AM
Very nice image.
Well caught.
Joe.
User_Removed 8 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:35AM
Amazing image Anne, love the lighting

Mark
discreetphoton 11 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
1 Sep 2008 11:11AM
What a beautiful dragon Anne or is it a Liver Bird ??
Cheers
Alan
jdenman Plus
7 16 5 Spain
1 Sep 2008 11:53AM
Beautiful, the lighting is spot on.
John
Joline Plus
9 27 52 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 8 61 54 England
1 Sep 2008 12:40PM
Nice use of the light
exposure Plus
11 3.2k England
1 Sep 2008 1:42PM
Beautiful light and composition Anne.
Pauline.
1 Sep 2008 2:32PM
fantastic light
taggart Plus
11 46 12 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!
Jennnn
Such a great looking Kitty, did a mod, hope you approve, Chuck
mikbee Plus
8 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 !!!!
Mick.
RoddBC Plus
10 40 United States
1 Sep 2008 3:07PM
Superb!


Rodd
Excellent work. Great Exposure work.
1 Sep 2008 3:55PM
Nice use of available light. Cats are like photographers, always seeking a good patch of light Smile
GalleryGirl 8 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
8 342 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.
Helen
1 Sep 2008 6:10PM
It's for my wife!!!
She willl love it!
Thaks
GR
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 6:50PM
Super shot. Lovely lighting.

John.
robway Plus
11 317 Wales
1 Sep 2008 7:21PM
Very moody cat image and I love the side lighting the the gao in the doorway.

John
1 Sep 2008 7:28PM
Superbly lit and captured

Dave
1 Sep 2008 7:46PM
A purrrfect pose, and wonderful sunlight to enhance the fur.Love it!

Fran
mutley68 10 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 9:23PM
Very photogenic cat! He is lovely and so is this photo
Jo
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 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.
Thanks!
Anne
ringyneck 9 310 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.


keith
1 Sep 2008 10:55PM
Good eyes Anne, this is amazing image and shot.
Dennis
imagio Plus
9 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

bernie
1 Sep 2008 11:23PM
Love this

great capture
Debi
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
1 Sep 2008 11:27PM
Great lighting in this lovely shot. - gary
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
1 Sep 2008 11:27PM
The light is a bonusto this nice little cameo.
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.
Freda
Diana Plus
9 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

Dianna
2 Sep 2008 12:21AM
wonderful image
bunSmile
Mavis Plus
13 143 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 Plus
11 24 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 7:18AM
i absolutely love this capture, its awesome
marc
2 Sep 2008 8:38AM
A great use of light ...superb work..Smile

Don
2 Sep 2008 8:59AM
This is gorgeous, just gorgeous...
Super light good work.
Will
2 Sep 2008 2:51PM
Great shot anne ,lovely light excellently captured excellent work well done regards
Mike
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
2 Sep 2008 4:59PM
Like the lighting and tones in this Anne - great capture.
Regards Richard.
not a cat lover but a lovely shot all the same
2 Sep 2008 6:02PM
A superb composition Anne.
Geoff.
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.
Johanna
well seen image, nice one.
Chris
Dave87 Plus
8 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.

Dave.
Pegon Plus
10 78 1 England
2 Sep 2008 10:33PM
Superb work, I love the light.
Pete.
Glorious shot

Yes inspirational poem and have got the cartridge cases
Bob_V Plus
8 1 2 United States
3 Sep 2008 5:59AM
What lovely lighting in this fantastic capture Anne.
Bob
good use of light and well exposed.
Aldo
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
3 Sep 2008 9:18AM
Wonderful image, beautifully captured.
Rende
MDaniel Plus
9 3 3 Ghana
3 Sep 2008 11:14AM
That Zukio lens is working well. Great stuff
Ridgeway Plus
9 222 2 Ireland
3 Sep 2008 11:58AM
Love the lighting,lovely shot.
3 Sep 2008 4:13PM
Wonderful light and colour, lovely image. Well done.
Paree 10 616 3
3 Sep 2008 7:05PM
what a stunningly beautiful photo
so well done
pareen
JudeC Plus
8 6 3 England
3 Sep 2008 7:13PM
Perfect lighting - Jude.
3 Sep 2008 10:28PM
Just superb Anne. The light is brilliant.
Andy
3 Sep 2008 10:45PM
The stream of light from the door is very effective.
Barbara
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 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!
Anne
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
4 Sep 2008 1:18AM
Excellent lighting effect.
Brian
4 Sep 2008 6:13AM
Great shot Anne, been thinkg of ways to shoot our cat just might have to copy you Wink
Glen
tigertimb Plus
8 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2008 7:45AM
This is just wonderful Anne and superb composition and use of the light and shadows
Tim
4 Sep 2008 10:30AM
Beautiful use of light and shadows Anne, a gorgeous capture.
Alex
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3344 Canada
4 Sep 2008 12:57PM
This is a lovely study both of the cat and the beautiful light and shadows.


W
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 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.

Anne
4 Sep 2008 9:06PM
Superb capture.
Dot
trollyd 8 1
4 Sep 2008 11:43PM
This is a very very good photo Anne ..
SueTurner Plus
11 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 Plus
8 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.

Dave.
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 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.
Anne
7 Sep 2008 6:11PM
Beautiful!
Gill
8 Sep 2008 10:35PM
Beautiful, love the light and glad to make it 105.

Nicky
viscostatic 9 33 5 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.

Phil.
JimV Plus
9 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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