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Cupid

By DRicherby
This is Cupid, who belongs to my friend Kita, with whom I'm staying for a couple of months. The processing was a complete accident I missed a key and set the upper limit of the levels slider to 30 instead of 230. I think it's a rare instance of a thoroughly mediocre photo becoming rather special in processing. (The original suffered from low-light and poor focus.)

All comments and criticism appreciated.

Dave.

Friday, 11th December, 2009.
50mm, f/2, 1/100s, ISO-800.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals

Voters: IMAGESTAR, AnneWorner, morpheus1955 and 17 more


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AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
16 Dec 2009 12:45AM
I also think this would work well in mono tones - anyway, I always stop for cat photos - you know that!
Anne

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 8:14AM
I agree with you this is something special
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
16 Dec 2009 8:23AM
like the look.lesley
baclark 10 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 9:05AM
Having 3 myself, I'm a sucker for a cat image! This indeed is a happy accident, I enjoy the burnt out areas, makes Cupid look all ethereal! Wonder if he ever got into the cracker?! Wink
Barbara
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 9:29AM
Hehe. I should point out that it's a cat toy, not a Christmas cracker. Smile

Thank you all for your comments!
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
18 Dec 2009 9:48PM
This works so well Dave - great processing, even if only achieved by missing a key! A setting to remember Wink Like the mod too.
Hope you have a great Christmas and all the very best for 2010.
Sylvia
Debbiee 13 136 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 2:20PM
This jumped out of the page at me, I love the effect that you have given this, it reminds me of a venture portrait, only better. Sorry I know I said I'd try to be constructive with my comments just struggling a little, I think the angle of the cat is really good creating a diagonal in the frame leading you through the image the colours of the toy are really complimentary to the cat and the overall image and the burnt out areas well they just work.

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