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Mar 02, 2011 16:57 |  #1

Well, Like the topic says, my cat is on his way out. Its is 16years old, still looks good, but he is getting very, old very quickly. So I thought I would try get a nice picture of him before he goes.
Some crit on the pic would be nice. I tried to make it look as little like a snapshot as possible. Working?

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Mar 02, 2011 17:03 |  #2

This is a great photo. Lighting might be a touch underexposed but it's fine as is. Being an owner of 2 cats myself, cherish the moments you have with him. He looks really healthy for how old he is.


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Mar 02, 2011 17:05 |  #3

Yes, but honestly who cares... All that is important are the memories, whether or not the picture is any good from a photographers point of view is unimportant! Enjoy the time you've still got with him/her, I sure miss ours!




  
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Mar 02, 2011 17:10 |  #4

Give him a lot of love


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Mar 02, 2011 17:14 |  #5

I know that sad look....I had to put my wives cat to sleep and it felt like ****....Sorry and hope you enjoy him in his last days


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Mar 02, 2011 17:14 |  #6

Hard to give CC on this image due to the health of your kitty. We lost our old kitty last year to kidney failure. She was almost 20 years old. So I know how you feel. We just lost our Shepherd mix 2 weeks ago. So happy that I got some good photos of him not too long before we lost him. He was the best behaved dog I've ever had.


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Mar 02, 2011 17:29 |  #7

He's still handsome. Best wishes.


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Mar 02, 2011 17:37 as a reply to  @ Lonestarlady61's post |  #8

You could add a background light effect and a vignette to make it more like a portrait.

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Mar 02, 2011 17:37 as a reply to  @ weeatmice's post |  #9

No C&C here, seems moot. The title is horribly
morbid :(

He is handsome and 16 years is an amazing time to have had to spend with him.


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Mar 02, 2011 18:17 as a reply to  @ Peano's post |  #10

Wow, he looks like he pops off the page. I like it.


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Mar 02, 2011 18:21 |  #11

Pat B wrote in post #11944869 (external link)
Wow, he looks like he pops off the page. I like it.

I have seen some Peano's PP work elsewhere on POTN, and it is all great.

He does have the right touch. Maybe he should teach a course on post processing. hint, hint :-)


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Mar 02, 2011 18:39 |  #12

no c&c although ur cat looks amazing for 16


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Mar 02, 2011 18:49 as a reply to  @ ~Sally~'s post |  #13

I lost my 17 year old cat recently and I still miss her terrible . I recognize the geriatric look in your cat's eyes.


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Mar 03, 2011 00:33 |  #14

Being an animal lover and coming from a family of animal lovers, I understand your motivation, but, as you asked for it....

now for some critique...

I like the shot, it is flattering to the cat (if that makes sense)
I think the DOF is an issue, I would like to see both eyes in focus (IMHO)
The cushion is a little blown, under his left paw, but Peano's edit removes that - nice.


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Mar 03, 2011 07:43 |  #15

This is quite sad. Good idea and picture though




  
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