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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

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Day 146 (August 4) - Mothers

Mothers everywhere are the same: concerned for the safety of their children.

This is a shot of the mother cat glaring balefully at us after we (once again! the nerve) snuck a peek at her kittens.

The bottom image is straight out of camera (well, raw converted to jpeg, don't think I can upload raw files to blogger). The top image I did my basic edits: color, contrast, sharpness, then I wasn't really happy with the position of the cat, so I took the image into Photoshop and stretched the background a little. I also darkened the background to put the focus on the cat. Too much? What do you think? Is that red in the background distracting? I kind of like it, but it does pull the eye away.


  1. I like the top one - again looks more scary, but more dramatic too than the real thing

  2. I think the top one looks great! I really like the red- I noticed it before I read your post.

  3. Almost 3D in appearance.


  4. Thanks guys! And she is kind of scary, she has this throaty meow that sounds like she's been drinking and smoking all her life.

    Living on the streets isn't easy, even for a cat.

  5. I noticed the red in both photos, so I don't think the red is distracting in the top photo. I like both of them actually, but the top one is richer. The cat has a true wild look to her in it. Great work!


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