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

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen


After almost two months away from the cat, it's nice to see her again, although I think she prefers the warm climate of Thailand to the damp cold of San Francisco. At least it makes her more friendly, she's always trying to climb into our laps to warm up!

I shot her lying on the back of the couch in front of the window, so this is really shooting against the light. I'm not sure I totally love the effect, but I am working on getting better at handling backlit situations, so I figured this was good practice. And it is certainly a different look.


  1. She looks angelic in that backlight - fun experiment that turned out very cool!

  2. My first impression was not positive as I'm one of those drawn to the "spicy/dramatic" spectrum in almost all things.

    But I certainly can appreciate how you've found that delicate balance between the high key effect of the back lighting and the retention of some color and detail on the "shady side."

    Well done.

  3. Thanks Chesney!

    Rae2, I really appreciate the honesty in your comment. I'm not sure how much I like it either . . . but it's something I want to continue to experiment with.

  4. Oh wow...I love this shot. The lighting, the direction she is looking. Gorgeous!!
    (I have a weakness for kitties!)


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