The Best of CTF Challenges
Best of 2004
> 1st: out the window (*)
1st: out the window (*)
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
Canon PowerShot G3
1/50s f/4.0 at 28.8mm
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This great and you have the sharpening perfect.
This is a great shot. There is a real emotional connection between the subject and observer here.
I ran it thru Neat Image and it did remove some of the noise on the left. But I never thought it was very noisy from the start. I will post it on DPR.
The previous owner of the house painted it for me. 8-) The background did not change much from out of the camera. I did some level adjustments and use a warming filter 81.
A great shot Lee. How did you get the perfect background color for this cat?
Techo, it may well be so, when I look really closely, there's really some noise. But it looks well on 1280x1024. And about the photo - I keep returning to look at the eye, just can't tire of it :-). Tomas
TomasCx, I'm on 800x600, so perhaps that's why I can see a bit more noise than someone using 1024x768 or higher. I read a lot of text during the day, so 800x600 is just plenty enough, and I don't work with two or more windows side by side.
Thanks All. I will play with Neat Image tonight and see what happens. Techo, any suggestions are always welcome. Lee
Don't think there's too much noise needed to be removed or anything to be blurred. Or has it been adjusted already? TomasCx
I'm only a relative newbie here but If I may suggest, you can do some selective noise removal and little blurring on the background to get rid of the visible noise and still keep the great detail in the cat. With your permission, I can try it out and see how it turns out. This is just, such a great photo.
nice job lee. its a perfect profile. very difficult to do with a cat! dorys
Superb shot. Not only have you achieved something very different from the normal cat photo but you have also captured that typical cat look. I wont bother taking a close up of my cat now. Great shot again.
Very Pretty. I love the eye.
Wow, I love the 3d look of the eye. This shot should really encourage us to get thinking. Though I'm still pondering myself.
Thanks all. You have to be quick. He does not pose for long. Lee
Good shot, Lee. I've taken so many pictures of our cats that I had somehow forgotten how cool it is to see into their eyes with a closeup. Well done.
No use trying to submit anything more here! Extremely cool shot, Lee. I love the reflection of the window in the cat's eye and the fur detail.
One of the things I most like about living with a cat, is that every once in a while they will do something or look a certain way that allows you, for just a moment, to see the tiger. You have captured that moment here, Lee. Wonderful shot. -Philio Vance
That's a terrific shot Lee, fantastic it looks so full of concentration. I just deleted a minor comment I made as I've just noticed that this shot stands on its own two feet with no sig or borders:-) So to encourage you, my comments will be just glowing & this shot deserves it. (the missus just walked by & she loves this shot)