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 Post subject: Cats from downtown
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:04 pm 
Hi all,

I've posted some shots from downtown in the Landscape Photography forum, but boats, hills and houses weren't all that I shot today, so here goes:

This alley cat crossed my path when I was moving between shots. I framed him and there he goes: Meow!
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Aperture priority, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 200

Here's another one, taking refuge in a carpet shop:
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Aperture priority, 55 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 200

Another one, this time on the quay:
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Aperture priority, 55 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec, ISO 200

This one's a real cutie :)
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Aperture priority, 55 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 200

Playing hide & seek...
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Aperture priority, 30 mm, f/5, 1/1000, ISO 200

...and PISS OFF!!!
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Aperture priority, 30 mm, f/5, 1/1000, ISO 200

I think I botched the WB in the last 2-3 shots, but I wanted the dirt, the tabby and the tree to have warmer colors, and I guess I just had to 'let go' with the pavement (which, by the way, is supposed to be white).

See the rest here, if you like :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:32 pm 
Ah, now here's an example showing that you do vary compositions. As I've commented on your landscape post, you could explore different angles - number 3 is a great example with some depth of field and a great capture of the cat at its level, rather than your eye level. I don't know if you agree, but of all your shots you've posted, that's the stand-out one. It's a great shot and well done.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:11 am 
Thanks for the advice, it's well appreciated. The real problem with these cats, however, is that they aren't pets - they are stray animals, often in some sort of suffering, and very easily pissed off. That's why I couldn't go down to eye level with each one. However, you can see that the one on the quay was a real 'poser' :lol:

I think I'll get better results when I add something along the lines of a 200 mm telephoto into my collection. That way I can get down on the kitties from afar, without pissing them off.

And about the clutter - referring to your post in the Landscape forum: Well, Istanbul is all about clutter :lol: though I agree that I should 'focus' more on 'something' rather than everything. I'll improve on that and the white balance, hopefully.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:44 am 
oh, i so much identify myself with picture no 4.

Nice captures


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