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Feb 21, 2017 15:45 |  #46

Lunatique wrote in post #18280748 (external link)
@Randy - BTW, others have asked about the a7RII shot with the noise, and I explained the process as well as posted the version without the B/W composite with the film grain simulation here: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18280744

Thanks Lunatique! Grain or no grain it's a beautiful picture!

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Feb 21, 2017 17:20 |  #47

To be honest I didn't see any grain. Just your beautiful photogenic wife, and the connection you guys share is conveyed through your images.


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Dec 21, 2017 20:02 |  #48

Been a while since I posted. 2017's been a really bad year, so haven't had the head space for the Kitty Cat Diary. Hopefully 2018 will be a much better year.

Kitty Cat asked me to shoot some photos during the holiday season, and when she asks, there's no way I'd say no.

(BTW, I'm selling my Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18523692)


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Dec 21, 2017 20:29 |  #49

Gorgeous as always. Hope things get better for you in 2018. I've missed your posts.


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Dec 22, 2017 03:43 |  #50

Great to see your work again :-)

I hope 2018 is a better year for you and you lovely lady :-)


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Dec 22, 2017 06:06 |  #51

Lunatique wrote in post #18523706 (external link)
Been a while since I posted. 2017's been a really bad year, so haven't had the head space for the Kitty Cat Diary. Hopefully 2018 will be a much better year.

Kitty Cat asked me to shoot some photos during the holiday season, and when she asks, there's no way I'd say no.

(BTW, I'm selling my Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18523692)
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Great pics. Beautiful woman. Hope you have a better 2018!




  
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Dec 26, 2017 05:52 |  #52

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I've been posting in the "Post your best wife shots" thread for a couple of years, and recently it's been suggested that I should start a dedicated thread for my Kitty Cat Diary entries. After some consideration, I've decided to give it a try, since in the past I've had a similar idea when I was concerned that I might be hogging that thread a bit much. Also, a while back I started a dedicated thread in the G&N forum (Kitty Cat Diary (Glamour Edition) because some of my photos got deleted in the people's forum for being a bit too intimate, and that turned out to be a good idea. So here we are, the "Kitty Cat Diary (Standard Edition)."

You might be wondering what the heck is the Kitty Cat Diary? There are no kittens obviously, so what's up? Basically, the Kitty Cat Diary is a photo diary of my adorkable wife, and it's what happens when a photographer marries a woman who doesn't mind having a camera pointed at her during everyday life. Elena (A.K.A. Kitty Cat, because my nicknames for her all revolve around the theme of a cat.) is my favorite subject to photograph--there's just something very therapeutic about grabbing a camera and capturing the person you love the most in the world, while combining that with creativity and aesthetic sensibility. This interaction has brought us a lot of joy over the years and captured a lot of precious memories.

Sometimes we just want to be casual and spontaneous and have fun, recording daily life with snapshots, and sometimes we're more deliberate and try to aim for specific aesthetic sensibility. I try not to get bogged down with too much cumbersome gear, which is why I tend to only use available light and avoid using strobes, reflectors, etc.--anything that takes up room or weighs a lot. Often we just go out with me carrying a small holster pouch, and at home I'd sometimes use battery-powered LED lights (sometimes shooting through a diffuser) or bounced fill-flash or flash diffusers (such as the Demb Flip-It or Wing Light). I favor the portable LED lights more because I prefer WYSISYG. Most of the time it's just available light though, because I prefer to be more spontaneous, and capturing the moment is often more important to me than the need to achieve excellent photography. So basically, within the ethos of "keeping it simple," we try to do the best we can.

We've gotten amazing responses (both praises and critiques) from this community, and we look forward to sharing more of our joy with all of you. If you would like to get to know Elena better, you can check out her bio (external link).

I'm going to start posting photos of Elena in this thread instead of the wife thread from this point on (and the more intimate photos will go in the Glamour Edition in the G&N forum). I'll also be reposting past photos I've posted to the wife thread in here, so that those who are interested won't won't have to go hunt for them in that very long thread, or dig through my gallery and have to load up entire pages full of other photos just to see specific photos.

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These are very nice. #2,4 & 6 are my favorites of this set.




  
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Jul 27, 2018 10:53 as a reply to  @ post 18240126 |  #53

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Jul 29, 2018 08:44 |  #54

More please you both have been missed.




  
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Aug 05, 2018 16:29 |  #55

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More please you both have been missed.

I've been meaning to, but our lives have changed a lot and we're both super busy, so it's hard. We do try to shoot when we have a little bit of time, but it's been hard to squeeze out more time to do the editing.

Here are a couple of recent ones I haven't posted yet:


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Aug 05, 2018 22:02 |  #56

Lunatique wrote in post #18678032 (external link)
I've been meaning to, but our lives have changed a lot and we're both super busy, so it's hard. We do try to shoot when we have a little bit of time, but it's been hard to squeeze out more time to do the editing.

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Thank you for making the time for both of you to share your beautiful art.


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Aug 06, 2018 12:47 |  #57

Lunatique wrote in post #18678032 (external link)
I've been meaning to, but our lives have changed a lot and we're both super busy, so it's hard. We do try to shoot when we have a little bit of time, but it's been hard to squeeze out more time to do the editing.

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Glad to have you and your lovely bride back.




  
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Aug 10, 2018 08:42 |  #58

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I have been following your threads with Elena and you're both fantastic. You capture her so well and she is fantastic in front of the camera. But this photo.... This is stunning. The emotion, the compositon and execution of the shot are simply fantastic. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

i agree 1000%. i want to print this 20x30 and hang it in my living room. there is SO MUCH emotion in this image that transcends all of your other work...

not to say your other work is NOT good, its amazing and your wife is amazingly beautiful but this image...

very moving....




  
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Aug 10, 2018 08:45 |  #59

and yet ONE MORE amazing image. right up there with Richard Avedon...




  
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Aug 11, 2018 17:38 |  #60

Ltdave wrote in post #18681402 (external link)
i agree 1000%. i want to print this 20x30 and hang it in my living room. there is SO MUCH emotion in this image that transcends all of your other work...

not to say your other work is NOT good, its amazing and your wife is amazingly beautiful but this image...

very moving....

Ltdave wrote in post #18681406 (external link)
and yet ONE MORE amazing image. right up there with Richard Avedon...

You guys are waaaaay too kind. I hope I can live up to your praises and expectations. :-)


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