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catographs, a series of Nalo.

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by BBW, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
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    All taken with the LX5 at the same "sitting".

    I am not a cat person, per se, though we have three. Nalo is not one of ours, but I find him compelling and photogenic.
     
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Nalo is indeed very photogenic.
     
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I like all four, but I really like the movement in the first and the angle and slight distortion in the 3rd.. I don't like cats, but I'm warming to photographs of them!

    -Ray
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I like these too although another non-cat person. He looks very 'at-home' for a visitor.
     
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  5. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Excellent photos. I particularly like the third one down, there's something about that photo that looks like it was taken with a larger sensor camera. What were the settings for that? The LX5 wasn't in macro mode was it?

    You're in denial!
     
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  6. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    I like the first the best, but I think my favorite is the second.

    "I'm not looking at you. Not. Not. Not."
     
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  7. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    His ears are giving him away!
     
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  8. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I love number 4. Sort of shows that cat ambivalence towards us. I guess that's why I like dogs.
     
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  9. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    That's actually why I prefer cats: you have to earn their trust. We're just now breaking through with the cat we've had just over a year.
     
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  10. ricks

    ricks SC Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2010
    Love the light in all of them. Thanks.
     
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  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I love the expressive back in the second, it speaks volumes! Terrific light in the last one :) I look at all cat threads avidly, can't keep away from them :biggrin:
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Many thanks to you all. I'm very glad you enjoyed them and I appreciate your reactions very much.

    Nalo is actually painfully shy but he's taken a shine to me - and he doesn't rip up my furniture.:biggrin:
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    P.S. I wanted to add that that first one of the cat walking and suddenly turning his head...well, I let that sit for a while, did a little work turning it to black and white and still let it sit. I liked it but really wasn't sure if it was just me being kind of taken with my own picture or not. I decided to post these here last night because, I'd finally added it as public on my Flickr stream... I kind of use Flickr as my coming out of the dark room place. I often put up my pictures there completely privately and look at them for a while...a while could be several days or more. Anyhow, I decided that I really liked the cat on the catwalk and am happy that it's struck some other people's fancies, too. I also wanted to post these pictures in here at Serious Compacts as a group as a way of encouraging others to do something similar, if they might have been thinking about a series or collection.
     
  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    There's nothing wrong with that, I sometimes do that too - stall on a photo without doing anything with it. Over the past few months I've been able to look back with fresh eyes other photos I've taken and been able to look at them differently.
     
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  15. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wow! I like all four photographs, they are just wonderful! There are so many photographs of cats, but yours are some of the best I have seen lately.
     
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