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A re-make of a recent upload, cropped and tidied up to concentrate more on the intensity involved.
Taken at Père Lachaise cemetary in Paris.
Thanks to Bill (woolybill1) for the idea of the title.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Sep 2012 - 12:30 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The Cat & the Crucifix
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:3 Nov 2012 - 7:29 PM
Tags:Black & white, Cat, Cemetary, Crucified, Paris, Pere lachaise
Votes:54
Voters:andylea · tezquirk · Sue_R · mrswoolybill · stuart1963 · jennialexander · G3 · tonypic · RonnieAG · Lillian · AnneWorner · taggart · WhiteRose1 · woolybill1 · franken · annettep38 · MalcolmM · LynneJoyce · Alan_Baseley · Daisymaye · mikbee · AnnChown · jasonrwl · lifesnapper · DeSilver · SlowSong · Scottishlandscapes · cats_123 · Pete · PhillipMinnis · Tibetan · TrevBatWCC · RysiekJan · Philip_H · mex · nikshot · pamelajean · saeidNL · Rock · Richsr · lesliea · NeilWigan · 1881 · barbarahirst · JohnChambersPhotography · ValSaxby · helenlinda · nonur · Glostopcat · BarbaraR · nicedayout · JaHa · bias · costas ·
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:31 PM

very clever malc top work Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

Yes I approve of the crop, it does away with distractions top and bottom of frame, and concentrates attention on the implied 'direct eye contact'. Well thought out.
Sometimes I think it takes time to explore an image's full potential. I'm still working on one of mine that's already seen two outings here in different guises. This one is worth the extra effort.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 8:49 PM

I go along with your own comment up top, Malc: it's a wonderful shot, amd the intensity of that gaze is quite disarming. I would love to know what was going through it's head.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
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3 Nov 2012 - 8:55 PM

Amazing shot Malc, and the mono ..wow!
Lillian

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:02 PM

I love this image!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:12 PM

A powerful, sinister image, Malc.

Dave

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 9:25 PM

You have captured the very essence of the beast: the natural born killer - it's in the eyes.
Superb.
Regards
Bill

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franken
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3 Nov 2012 - 9:39 PM

Impressive work Malc.

Ken

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:24 PM

Bet the cat has figured it all out. The meaning of nine lives and more.
Excellent.

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9237 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:30 PM

Deserves more attention....

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 10:46 PM

A fascinating shot.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 11:36 PM

Amazing shot. To get the cat with that look on its face is awesome........Sandy

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 12:11 AM

A powerful image here Malc with this pairing !!
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 7:52 AM

I loved it before Malcolm and I love it now. The crop is better and does focus the eye more, although the subject matter is so powerful anyway. Brilliant!
Ann

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5736 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 8:27 AM

It really is an absolute belter this Malc - fantastic work.
Jason

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 8:55 AM

This is brilliant Malc. And I can just imagine Jesus saying "And just as I thought it could'nt get any worse".

John Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65209 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:13 AM

A cat may look at a King.
Beautiful.
x

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:26 AM

A very powerful image enhanced by the monochrome Malc, I loved the original must take a look back now.

Dougie

a great title, good for Bill.

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cats_123
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4 Nov 2012 - 9:40 AM

good crop Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
4 Nov 2012 - 11:43 AM

I liked it before! but it's even better now! and the eyes of the cat are quite amazing!, wonder what it's last incarnation was?......nice one regards Leon. a matching Loo! what a great idea, cheersGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 12:02 PM

A great well seen shot, Malc, and the crop works very well Wink
Trev Smile

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RysiekJan
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4 Nov 2012 - 12:33 PM

Unusual and powerful image. Impressive piece of work.


Richard

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 - 12:44 PM

Wonderful capture.

P.

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nikshot
nikshot  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 3:32 PM

One of the best Malc and the B&W is awesome.

Nick

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 8:28 PM

A fabulous capture.
saeid

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Rock
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4 Nov 2012 - 9:18 PM

Simply superb.

Rock

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:22 PM

Well reworked here Malc
Regards Richard

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lesliea
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4 Nov 2012 - 10:58 PM

Nice image well taken.
Allen,

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 12:31 AM

Did the wife take this one Malc ,it's very good.Wink

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1881  3 India
6 Nov 2012 - 2:57 AM

Classic ,,,,,, all over.
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

what an incredible image ....
A real knockout!

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 6 Nov 2012 - 4:01 PM

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JohnChambersPhotography

Liked it before love it now, amazing work.

John

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ValSaxby
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6 Nov 2012 - 10:00 PM

Wonderful shot - love the title as well

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PM

Intense observation SmileSmile
Helen

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22 Nov 2012 - 8:23 PM

It looks like the cat is about to pounce on its prey!

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:12 PM

Surely a unique image.
Very impressive.

B.

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